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Porsha Williams tells ‘Access Hollywood’ about Kordell Stewart’s violent ways

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Porsha Williams is not only speaking out on her fight with Kenya Moore, but she’s also revealing a little more as to what went down in her marriage to Kordell Stewart.

She sat down with “Access Hollywood” last Friday and confessed she was the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her ex-husband.

“The video [“Flatline”] does touch on domestic violence and some abuse I encountered in my marriage,” she said of the music video for her first single. “It’s not exact to what I went through, because, honestly, what I went through was a little bit worse in some instances.”

“What happened in the marriage?” asked host Billy Bush.

“Abuse. Physical abuse,” Williams replied.

Bush followed up, “Did he hit you?”

“Yeah. There were several different occasions that this happened. When you’re in an abusive situation, it kind of just builds, and it starts to get worse and worse. And people ask me, why didn’t you tell anybody or call the police or what have you? I just thought that I could make it better. I honestly thought after each situation that I would change this or I would change that, and therefore the outcome wouldn’t be the same. It doesn’t work like that.”

“I’m still realizing now that a lot of what happened, it wasn’t my fault,” she added.

She also says Stewart admitted to putting his hands on her during their divorce process.

“When we were going through the divorce process, we had to sit in deposition hearing, and he didn’t deny it,” she revealed. “A lot of women who are in situations like I was in; I wanted to make it better. I was praying every day. I was cooking. I was smiling. The outside appearance was as if nothing was happening. Even though you’re being abused, you still love that person; you’re just trying to love them through it. And you’re trying to pray them through it, and you’re not realizing that you can’t change a person, they have to change themselves.”

If you’re wondering why we never heard about any of this sooner, Williams says that she never said anything because of her pride — which isn’t uncommon for women suffering from domestic abuse.

“I never went to the hospital. I never reported anything. There were [visible injuries], but I’ll tell you the ones that have stuck with me the most is the mental abuse. I had so much pride in being a wife and being a mother and what that meant to me was big,” she explained. “So for me to be told I was lazy, and that I was stupid and that I wasn’t good enough and that nothing I could do was right, that was really, really hard for me … When someone is constantly ridiculing you, I’m always trying to live up to what that person thinks of me; it’s hard.”

Stewart responded to Williams’ accusations by telling “Access Hollywood:”

“It’s not true. I’ve never abused her. Never put my hands on her. Never.”

What are your thoughts on Williams’ interview?Joi Pearson @joiapearson


  1. Micki on April 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

    You could tell by his behavior and the way he treated on screen that there could definitely be some physical abuse going on. He is a liar and is gross!!!

  2. butter bean sugar on April 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm


    1.give that dear back his eye balls
    2. give that horse back her hair
    3. give that beaver back his teeth
    4. givethat water ballon back to the kids to play with
    5. give that donkey back his booty
    6. give that spider back those lashes
    7. give those clothes back to ross you dress cheap
    8. give kordell back his beard you sitting on
    9. give nene back those borrowed $1 jewlry you wear
    10. give remaxx back their house your moma and you renting
    11. announce to your fans your stepping down for their fantasy land up in your booty
    12. and ride out moma and get outta atlanta before a gay man decide to use your ass again as a side peice…
    why did she stay in atlanta , she would have gone father with all that fake stuff in LA, OR FLORIDA SOMEWHERE … but to stay in MESSY ATL .. IS JUST PLAIN DUMB FOR ALL OF THEM … bravo has found a way to profit off wanna be stars fool by making them the laughing stock of holly wood .. reality stars will always be laughed at until they realize they are all meant to be a joke from day one