Was Kenya Moore evicted unfairly? If you were rattled by the recent story that the 42-year-old 1993 Miss USA beauty was evicted from her equally beautiful almost-$4,000 a month home in Atlanta, well, you’re not the only one.
Now Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore is firing back about what she says was an unfair eviction. Check out the video of Moore’s frank phone-in call to Thursday’s The Wendy Williams Show.
So what’s the background behind this story? On Tuesday, a judge ruled in a Fulton County, George court in favor of Moore’s landlord Conya Weems-Dillon that Moore should be evicted.
According to Weems-Dillon, Kenya Moore was $848 short on her $3,999 May rent. Well, that’s a little fishy already, isn’t it? You’re going to start eviction proceedings within days because someone is a little short of rent when you presumably hold a much larger security deposit? You really think new tenants for a $3,999 a month property are so easy to find?
And the judge didn’t necessarily agree that Moore hadn’t paid. The Huffington Post said that the court ruled in Weems-Dillon’s favor automatically because Moore failed to appear in court.
Kenya Moore’s side of the eviction saga is that she wasn’t given notice of the court date. Based on her phone-in call, the landlord may have some personal issues going on that are causing her to act oddly.
According to Moore, there’s a divorce battle going between the landlord and her ex. Kenya Moore isn’t above being catty about it, but who can blame her at this point?
“I can’t help it if I live a fabulous life and she can no longer afford to be in the house,” Moore said.
Kenya Moore claimed that she’s even had to consider getting a restraining order to stop her landlord from using her own keys to enter her home and go through Moore’s belongings.
Wendy Williams seemed startled that a landlord would pull that stunt, which is clearly illegal in some places. Unfortunately, Atlanta is still the south, honey, and there are certainly southern landlords who have been known to do this.
Williams described Moore as crazy but smart. I don’t doubt it, but I also know that there is no mental health check required of any landlord either.
Kenya Moore told Williams:
“First of all, we never got notice of our court date so that’s going to be overturned and we’ll have another court date, so it isn’t over until the fat lady sings.
“Secondly, this is absolutely absurd! I’ve paid this woman nearly $52,000 in rent and she has a $6,000 security deposit of mine. I have paid her May rent and paid her June and my lease is up in three weeks, so this whole thing is absolutely ridiculous.”
Kenya Moore isn’t a big whiner on Twitter like some people (Amanda Bynes, we’re all looking at you) but she can’t help but voice a tiny grumble:
Losers never win
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) June 11, 2013
Here are some wild turkeys that recently visited Kenya Moore’s lovely grounds:
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) June 9, 2013
I will freely admit that, in this case, I find Kenya Moore believable — although I suppose it’s mildly possible that the whole thing is some kind of whackadoo publicity stunt.
What do you think?
Should Kenya Moore have been evicted?