LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – BravoTV debuts RHOA 7 this Sunday following a violent attack of Kenya Moore by Porsha Stewart. The attack prompted Andy Cohen to give an on-air statement denouncing violence and promising to viewers that such violence on BravoTV won’t be tolerated going forward. But has that promise to viewers been fulfilled? Since that taping in March 2014, viewers are becoming increasingly bothered by an increase in violence in new season programming coming to BravoTV depicting violence. Moreover, LALATE can report that yet another purported attack today joined a growing list of programs in production for 2015 that will purportedly feature violent altercations. The question is what network executives are doing to curb such violence, and why violence is being featured in new season and episode trailers even more than ever before.
BravoTV returns to the ATL this Sunday after a shocking attack by Stewart of Moore, an attack that prompted a 911 call, an arrest, and a mugshot for Stewart. At the time, Andy Cohen denounced violence and said it would not be tolerated going forward. The above image is from that attack. The image on the left is Cohen’s sleeve. The male on the right on the floor trying to pull Stewart off Moore is Carlos King, the show’s Executive Producer.
But has tv violence improved at BravoTV? This month, Vanderpump Rules debuted. In the season premiere, BravoTV cliff-hangs episode one with Tom Sandoval violently attacking his Kristen Doute’s new boyfriend, pushing him through a crowd of cast and supporting members. This month, RHOA debuted a trailer for season 7. And when Kenya Moore accuses Phaedra Parks of cheating during her marriage of Apollo Nida, Parks is seeing lunging at Moore.
And while RHOA lunges might be one thing, and Pump Rule pushes might be another, police reports purportedly have grown during BravoTV production. A purported violent altercation on the 2015 taping of Blood Sweat and Heels left one cast member in a wheel chair. Today, a report claimed that two cast members of Married to Medicine were also in a violent attack during filming this week, ending in one member allegedly lodging a police report against the other. Moreover, the new season of RHOBH is said to feature one if not more attacks where glasses are being thrown across the room at costars. And while the Pump Rules pushing this week started its new season, there are reports of far more attacks in the coming episodes of the show’s current season.