Ashley: I'm Pretty Fed Up of Karen Deflecting

"In due time I think Karen and I will eventually find some common ground... just not this day."

Bravotv.com: What do you think aboutMonique Samuels saying that you damaged her reputation?
Ashley Darby: I don't think it's a fair assessment to say that I solely damaged her reputation. In looking at how I addressed the situation in interviews and on social media, I acknowledge I took it too far. For that, I am very apologetic to Monique. By the same token, there were actions on Monique's part that made it plausible to think that she was drinking more than usual and thus contributed to her accident.

Bravotv.com: What do you think about Andy saying that you are a little hypocritical?
AD: I own many labels, but I'll never cosign on being called a hypocrite. I openly admit that I enjoy Corona Light on a day that ends in -day but if I had gotten into an accident and had to evaluate whether my love for the 99 calorie beer was the culprit, that would be a reasonable conversation to have.

Bravotv.com: You had quite an intense moment with Candiace Dillard – tell us about this clash.
AD: Candiace prides herself on being able to say the crassest thought that comes to her mind. It's rather off-putting that she feels the need to retort with name calling in order to have a discussion. That defense mechanism has no place with me, as it's not a way I have or will ever operate. If we can't talk with facts and figures, why even speak at all? Miss me with that foolishness. Ultimately, I still have a fondness for Candiace and the good times we have, which is what we usually focus on - I just have to wait for her temper tantrums to pass.

Bravotv.com: You butt heads a lot withKaren Huger over this Michael picture – what were you thinking during this conversation? What do you think about Karen saying she would never be alone with you?

AD: I'm pretty fed up with Karen deflecting from her real issues by talking about fake rumors regarding my husband. At this point, it goes in one ear and out the other. I can't say the same for Michael, as he is pretty upset that Karen decided to drag him into a conversation that had nothing to do with him. But that's Michael's fish to fry and the skillet is getting hot. Trust and believe Michael always comes prepared when his name is being consistently defamed. Karen saying she'd never be alone with me is fairly surprising as we had spent time together in the past, so I was wondering if that's a new development. Maybe she's worried that I'd play The Nervous Game with her? We actually have fun together when we're not playing a perpetual round of truth or dare. In due time I think Karen and I will eventually find some common ground... just not this day.

Bravotv.com: What were you thinking when Karen walked out?
AD: It was heartbreaking to see Karen break down when talking about the passing of her parents. When Karen and I are in the throws of yelling and screaming, I tend to lose sight of the fact that she is a woman just like me. Karen cares about her family and is emotionally vulnerable to heartache, even though she doesn't show it. It makes me wish I'd been more tender to Karen when she was going through the hard times with her family.

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