Kenya Moore's ability to resolve conflict was quite suspect on "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
That appears to be happening in real life, too.
A magistrate court judge in Fulton County Tuesday rules in favor of Moore's landlord Conya Dillon that effectively evicts Moore from her Roswell rental home. Again, RadarOnline, which clearly has an insider source, broke the story, as it did the original story.
I went to court yesterday to pick up the writ of possession.
Moore did not appear in court and neither did her attorney Marcia Fuller. This didn't help her case.
UPDATE at 1:26 p.m., Thursday, June 20: Fuller said her law firm never received the notice in the mail about the hearing. They are filing a motion so Moore can get her day in court, she said.
UPDATE at 4:38 p.m.: Someone who wishes not to be identified sent me a note showing the notice for this hearing was posted on June 10, more than a week in advance so this was the attorney's fault for not checking the docket. These types of cases, I'm told, tend to move quickly so not receiving the notice is not a perfect excuse. But it might be enough to grant Moore another hearing.
The judge, in the writ, said Moore has to pay $2,520 in rent for the period June 1 to June 18 (which is that part of a 3,999 a month rental).
She also has to give the plaintiff $4,387 for utilities, lawn and pool maintenance, $800 for late fees for May and June, a $2,000 eviction fee and unspecified attorney's fees. Moore's counterclaim was "dismissed with prejudice." (In that suit, Moore claims Dillon entered the premises frequently without prior notice and tried to force her out before her one-year lease was up.)
In that counter suit, Moore accused Dillon of making up the non-payment story because she wasn't happy with superficial changes Moore made to the house, including paint and curtains.
I have been unable to reach either Dillon or Moore for comment, though Dillon did give RadarOnline a statement, which tells me she or someone close to her is probably the inside source:
The decision to file this eviction notice regarding Ms. Moore was reached after pursuing every possible amicable way to settle this matter privately. I am grateful that the judicial system has brought finality to this eviction process and I look forward to regaining possession of my home.”
Moore gave her side of the story today on "The Wendy Williams Show."
“So first off, I want to go back to the ruling. 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.”
In a letter written by Moore's attorney to Dillon from May 29 and included in court filings, Fuller noted that Moore was planning to leave the premises after her one-year lease was up on July 10 anyway.
I have been in contact with Dillon via email but she said her attorney has advised her not to provide me with anything on the record. All she could say is "I trust God!"