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BravoTV.com: What were you thinking when you found out about Monique’s car crash and hearing Gizelle say she had woken "up in a ditch”?
Robyn Dixon: Wow! Total shock! The thought alone of not only crashing your car but waking up in a ditch is terrifying and gives me chills just thinking about it. I truly was thankful that Monique was safe and no one was injured, but I was also concerned about the circumstances that led to the crash. All I could think about was how lucky Monique was to be alive.
BravoTV.com: What do you think about Karen getting so mad at you and calling you a puppet?
RD: That whole exchange at that table was baffling to say the least. I really found it comical that out of nowhere, Karen was bringing up old issues and calling names. But the champagne was clearly flowing and talking that night so I wasn’t fazed at all by what Karen said and actually was quite entertained!
BravoTV.com: Tell us about your bonding moment with Ashley at the ropes course.
RD: Believe me, it’s not easy to go through what Ashley and I have gone through and be able to completely forget about the past, but I truly want to believe that Ashley is sincere in saying she wants to move forward. I really do not like holding on to negative energy and anger so I decided to be open to getting to know Ashley and allowing her to show me a different side. That bonding moment at the top of the tower on the ropes course was a very sincere moment that I believe was a turning point for our relationship. I finally felt free to let go of our past drama and start anew.
BravoTV.com: Why did you ask Monique about the drinks – what did you think of Monique’s response? Are you still concerned?
RD: Anytime a person drinks and drives into a ditch is a huge cause for concern. So after Ashley told me that Monique had four drinks when Monique told the ladies that she had only had two drinks, I was concerned. If Monique had four drinks and is brushing off her accident as simply being tired, then that itself is a problem. It did not sound like Monique was taking responsibility for her actions and I would hate for her to be in that situation again, possibly facing worse consequences. Driving under the influence is not something that should just be brushed off lightly and not taken seriously. If Monique really did have a serious problem, then it would have been wrong for all of us not to address it.
I was a little perplexed by Monique’s response. It didn’t sound like she wanted to take responsibility for the situation. “I normally can go five martinis before I start throwing up.” Say what? We aren’t talking about being blackout wasted, we are talking about being impaired just enough to fall asleep and crash your car. And being tired is definitely a side effect of drinking too much. Although Monique talked herself out of this (as she does everything else), I do hope and believe that she has been able to look back and process what happened and vows to make better choices in the future.