She may have stayed mum in the past about Kordell Stewart’s actions during their marriage, but now, Porsha Williams is speaking out. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member is claiming months after their divorce settlement that the former NFL player physically abused her during their two-year marriage.
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Williams was asked about what occurred during their relationship. She said simply, “Abuse. Physical and mental.” When asked if Stewart ever hit her, she replied, “Yes. There were several different occasions that this happened.”
Since the beginning of the third season of “RHOA,” which premiered in November, fans watched as Williams tries to amend her marriage and work things out with the former football player. At one point, she claimed that Stewart, 41, refused to attend a mediation session to try and work out their problems, calling it a “waste of everyone’s time.” TMZ also reported that after he filed for divorce she countersued him, claiming that he locked her out of their mansion on numerous occasions and didn't give her a key.
Kordell filed a petition for divorce in March and court documents said the marriage was "irretrievably broken." Porsha found out about the filing in the media.
By March, the pair had reached a settlement. Williams won't receive alimony, a house, health insurance, NFL retirement money or a cash out. She will be able to keep her engagement ring and other personal items.
Meanwhile, while she claims Stewart abused her, she also is in trouble after putting her hands on fellow cast member Kenya Moore. During their reunion show earlier this month, fans watched as Williams grabbed the former Miss USA winner and dragged her onto the floor.
Moore called 911 shortly afterwards, and released a statement via email shortly after. It said, in part, “Being the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA, there are little girls who look up to me. I would never want those girls, my nieces, or my future children to see me fighting anyone. That’s the lesson we should all want to send, especially to young people—that no matter how angry someone makes you feel by what they say to or about you, violence is never an option. #stoptheviolence.”