Porsha Williams: The 'Real Housewives' Fight Fallout
Porsha Williams: The 'Real Housewives' Fight Fallout
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams speaks out on Access Hollywood Live about her on-air fight with Kenya Moore. Why does she think Kenya had it out for her? And, what advice did she get from NeNe Leakes? Plus, how does Porsha respond to Kenya’s statement about the fight? Porsha’s single “Flatline” is available on iTunes now and “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta Reunion Part 3” airs May 4 at 8/7c on Bravo.
And also in determining what the punishment would be, including the suggestion to the board of governors, did you take into account Mr. Sterling's past behavior or was it just based on this one particular incident? In meting out this punishment, we did not take into account his past behavior. When the board ultimately considers his overall fitness to be an owner in the NBA, they will take into account a lifetime of behavior. Fifth row in the middle, ken. Ken Berger from CBS sports.com. Adam, could you just explain or lay out for us what specific power in the constitution and bylaws you exercise with your ban and what -- was it a broad violation or a specific violation and with respect to the forced sale, what specific section of the constitution covers that, and is that a broad violation or a specific one? Ken, I'll let the lawyers lay out for you the specific provisions of our constitution. Let's just leave it, we have the authority to act as I have recommended. Eighth row in the back, please. Commissioner, Stephanie step from Harlem community radio. Is the NBA considering more african-american ownership at this point? Sorry, where am I looking? Eighth row in the back in the middle. I'm sorry. Could you repeat the question? Sure. Stephanie step from Harlem community radio. Is the NBA considering more african-american ownership at this point? We're always open to ownership from people of all races, nationalities, ethnicities. We have an african-american primary owner in the league, shaquille O'Neal just became a small owner of the Sacramento kings. David Robinson is an owner of the spurs. A person of color born in Mumbai just became the primary owner of the Sacramento kings, so I believe we have a very diverse league but I'd always like to see it become even more diverse. What about magic Johnson? Is that an option at this point? Magic Johnson knows he's always welcome as an owner in this league. He's been a part owner the past of the Los Angeles Lakers, and he's always welcome and a close friend of the NBA family. Thank you. On your left. Maggie gray from si.com. Did you talk to any of the players before you came to this decision, and what about clippers players, if they do not want to play for a team owned by Donald sterling anymore? Do they have any recourse? I talked to several players before rendering my decision. Coincidentally I had had a trip planned for this weekend. I was in Memphis for a game. I was in Oakland, and then I was in Portland Sunday night for games. I had a chance to talk directly to Chris Paul. I spoke to other members of the team. I spoke extensively to doc rivers and as I said Kevin Johnson has been representing the players' interests, and he and I have been talking multiple times a day. So I believe the players will be satisfied with the decision and the renderings that we've made today. If a player in the future doesn't want to play for the los Angeles clippers and he's under contract, we'll deal with that when it happens, but that's not my sense of where we are right now. Back on the left by the cameras. Celty knight -- Adam silver, the NBA commissioner taking questions in New York. We will leave the press conference now and sum up where we are. Our initial reporting was shy of what silver ultimately decided. A lifetime ban for Donald sterling, the owner of the clippers because of the language, the racist language he used that was captured on audio tape. Adam silver, the commissioner, indicating their investigation was very simple. They talked to him, and sterling made it clear that the voice on the tape that the world has heard was, in fact, his. Those were, in fact, his views, and thus the lifetime ban. Also a $2.5 million fine. That's the maximum allowable under their constitution at the NBA. What's more, silver is now pushing the ownership group of the national basketball association to force a sale of the clippers. They need three-quarters of the owners to vote in the affirmative to get sterling to actually sell. The lifetime ban includes banning him from ever going to a game, participating with the clippers at all, showing up at practices or being involved in the business in any way, shape, or form. Joe fryer, our correspondent in Los Angeles, gauging reaction there. There's still a matter of how this is all going to be absorbed by clippers fans and the community as well as the NBA world, Joe. In L.A. Everyone is watching this right now. It's certainly a severe punishment, but many players and fans have said all along that at the end of the day, it's not going to matter unless Donald sterling is no longer owner of this team. The reason, there's concern that players will not play for the team if he remains owner, that fans will boycott the team, and that sponsors, many of whom have already left, will not return to the team. So this punishment does apparently buy the NBA more time to try and get the team in someone else's hands, which is what a lot of players and fans have been calling for all along. Of course, the clippers play tonight against the golden state warriors. They are in the playoffs. Their series tied at two games apiece. This is the first home game since the controversy broke, and some protests are planned leading up to the game outside of the arena. David? Joe fryer, thanks very much. One other point that is significant here, Adam silver indicating that he did not consider his past behavior, his past views, including a lawsuit about fair housing practices that were violated by sterling, but that the owners might consider that if they eventually want to force a sale. More on this throughout the day on MSNBC, your local news, and, of course, on "NBC nig news." I'm David Gregory in Washington. Have a good afternoon. We have come a long way in 40 years and look at this past week. You have got Lupita most beautiful person in the world one day. The next day beyonce on the cover of "time"magazine. Absolutely. Reporter: Most influential in the world then you have this sort of drama going on at the same time. Right. Reporter: Does that make it especially regretful? First of all let me saytive always learned to represent a strong, powerful woman. Not only black woman but woman and I tell my story and I let the camera in because I think for a moment I can help one person with my story. So I never got on the show to end up in annual ter kition like this. And at the end of the day any woman who says it is a bad representation, what I have to say is that I'm redpretful it happened. I wish it hadn't happened. And that for me I will definitely take steps in the future to maybe Rae move myself or something for it not to go that way. I think everyone needs to represent themselves. Bee open say is strong and has has her own mind and so does Lupita. I have my own mind and I am standing for a change at this moment. I will not allow bullying in the future and don't condone violence ever in the future. I want to stand for a better purpose than what that represents. Reporter: You know I'm looking at Kenya's statement she put up the longest statement in the history of statements but in here it says after being you have something in common with her confusing why she would go after you. And bully as you say her. After being Rae Pete he hadley attacked by abusive boyfriend at the age of 17, someone put the hands on me which not just let it go. You know she was the victim of abuse as well. I'm sorry to hear that. I wish that throughout the season she would have freaking opened up. You know so I could have gotten to know her and I could have helped her through what I wept through. You know I have some things that I can impart in her life because she's older than me doesn't mean she can't learn from me. She was so hateful she can't learn from me. I hate she went through domestic violence I really do. I wish it never happened to me but what I have to say about her statement is this. If you don't condone violence, if you don't want to end up in a situation where someone Newtown hands on you or vice versa then don't ask for it. Don't provoke. Don't put the Lyon in the corner and poke at him with the, a wand or whatever. This wand. At that moment you are bringing thoughts things to your life. So if you don't want that in your life don't ask for it. Do you think there's any chance at wreck sill 80's maybe with Kenya? I feel at this time that I'm building an apology and she will definitely 7 one become if I 7 one. She has to did it first. Absolutely. Because I didn't file charges on myself. I put myself her now. I didn't decide to get a mug shot and decide to come to the reunion with weapons and point them and provoke someone. So those steps she took to begin this whole process she has to go back and humble herself to the situation and apologize and then we can move forward and possibly see. Reporter: I don't see her hustling to an apology. Porsche you might have given her the power. Any part of this now where you sit now that you can turn lemon into lemonade. Could this be good for your song and voice or any part of this now we can turn and make positive. Yes. About when I hit that floor after getting us to that altercation with her, something back in the dark place I was in when I was married and I went through divorce. And you know I always gave my ex the power. At that moment I gave Kenya the power. When I got in the studio and I recordstudio and I recorded flat line, that was rehabing the power. Me owning my truth. Speaking my truth. So for me that was step backward. So now me being, you know, pwriv enough to sit here with you, I feel strong enough to tell you about what I went through in my past to bring you all the way to now I feel that's already lemon into lemonade. Don't poke the line. Don't poke the line in the corner. Remember too she said that she had a conversation with Andy Cohen no women are signed on and nice conversation. Wouldn't share what was said but there was an apology for letting that he is Ka late to this level. We know she has to be come back. Ken why come back. Unfortunately that's rivetting television. I think Kenya should apologize first and Porsche said she would. That's good. Flat lane available on I tunes. Real housewives of Atlanta reunion part 3 there's more. Sunday night at 8. I think it's the husband.