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Sunday night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” saw the ladies come together to share their respective experiences with domestic violence.

Kenya Moore tackled the role of producer for a PSA to spread awareness about the widespread issue.

“I decided to produce a PSA on domestic violence to help spread the word on this important issue,” she said during the episode, according to People. “When it comes to domestic violence, you don’t have to look very far to find someone who has been adversely affected by it.”

She kicked off the conversation by recalling the time a violent ex-boyfriend tried to kill her when she was a teenager.

“When I was 16 years old, I dated someone who was 11 years my senior,” she said. “It turned out to be a very physically abusive relationship to the point where I was stabbed, nearly killing me.”

She explained that she still deals with the trauma from that relationship, to this very day.

“Knowing that this day and age — 20, 30 years later — it’s still occurring,” she said. “I really wanted to do something about it.”

NeNe Leakes also shared her experience. “I was abused very young,” she said. “I was dating a guy that was the first guy that ever said I love you. And I took when he said ‘I love you’ to heart. Like, ‘This is love!’ And even when he hit me, I thought, ‘This is love.’ ”

“I stayed in that abusive relationship for really a long time,” Leakes continued. “I ended up having a child from that relationship. And eventually, I was able to get out.”

Shamea Morton and Cynthia’s Bailey’s mom Barbara Morris also gave testimonials.

“His hand went across my face so hard,” Morton alleged, adding that her ex-was jealous and had accused her of cheating on him. “The one pair of fancy shoes that I finally got from him, he knocked me right out of them. My shoes were over here and I was on the ground over there.”

Bailey revealed that she was very young when her mother was going through this.

“Though I was very young when all this was going on, I know that my dad was physically and verbally abusive towards my mom,” Bailey said. “I am proud of my mom because I know this is hard for her to talk about. She grew up in a generation where you just didn’t talk about that stuff. And I know this is a huge opportunity for her to heal from the situation and really really have some closure.”

Moore, Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Sheree Whitfield and NeNe Leakes came together at the end of the PSA to tell viewers, “There is no excuse for abuse.”



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8 thoughts on “Kenya Moore’s Ex-Boyfriend Allegedly Tried To Kill Her

  1. Women who allow MEN to put their hands on them have very LOW SELF-ESTEEM.
    If not, they would not PUT UP WITH THIS SHIT.

    The first time a guy put his hands on me was in high school-IT WAS ALSO THE LAST TIME.
    He smacked me in my face because of something I said and he did not like, I turned
    around and left my entire hand print in his face.

    My parents NEVER BEAT ME-NO MAN WOULD EITHER!!!!!!!!!

    I was taught to love MYSELF, I have no SYMPATHY for any woman who does not
    love herself and remains in an abusive relationship!!!!!!!!!!

    • Robert on said:

      I feel sad for you that you have no empathy or sympathy for others. You as a woman or lack of a woman have no place to judge someone’s frailty. I feel sad again for people like you, and maybe you can get some help and learn the word compassion.

  2. Guest1 on said:

    I feel for these women or any woman of domestic violence. However, I don’t know why women put up with men hitting or abusing them. There are always red flags. Ladies, please use your gut instincts. They are never wrong. If it feels wrong to you, it’s wrong for you. Upon the first assault is the time to get out of Dodge, but not before you set his crazy @ss on fire. He gon’ learn today!!!

    • Robert on said:

      Remember people have different abilities and black women should, could, and need to have more compassion, sympathy, and empathy for each other. Remember people come from different family backgrounds and structures and respond to things differently. It’s call for the Grace of God Goes I.

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