On the last episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Kenya Moore spread nasty rumors about Kim Fields' husband Christopher telling the other ladies he was known in the industry as a gay man [click here if you missed that].
Chris responds to Kenya's slander...
Christoper Morgan tells E!
When someone spreads lies about you, you can either go at them in a defensive manner and be seen as defensive, or you can just let a lie be a lie. And she kind of put me in the middle with that situation because how I would handle that situation without the entire world watching is different than I would when someone spreads a lie about you in front of the nation and world. So, I felt immediately it was going to be important for me, at some time, to set the record straight that she had fabricated the entire conversation. There is no one in the industry that calls me anything other than my name, especially to my face. Kimmy and I weren't together in the Living Single days. So, she had to stretch pretty far to get that. [Kenya claims she first learned of the rumors surrounding Chris when she guest starred on Kim's Fox sitcom, which ran from 1993-1998. Only problem? Kim was married to someone else at the time. She didn't marry Chris until 2007.]
Now, I understand, I'm a Broadway performer without a real name, as far as Hollywood goes, and when Kim and I first got together, there was all kinds of speculation about me. Was I a deadbeat? Was I broke? Was I a drug addict? Was I a homosexual? There were all kind of rumors about me because nobody knew who this guy was dating, and eventually marrying, Kim Fields. She basically took that speculation, one aspect of it, and ran with it.
You know, if that's the way she wanted to play it, that's the way she's gonna play it. But as far as how it effected me? Number one: Obviously I'd been in this situation before when the situation happened the first time. But it didn't effect me then because I'm a musical theater performer that's been in the industry for 20 years. My god, I've been married for 19 of those? If I wasn't married, I was engaged to the woman I was married to the first time. So, it's been a long time that I've been me and I've had people speculate all kinds of things about me. At this point, it doesn't bother me.
What does bother me is that she took the platform that she did to spread the lie that she did, but at this point Kenya and I have spoken. She's apologized. She's apologized quite publicly. Maybe there's some room down the road for us to actually be friends. Right now, not at all. We'll see. The people that are watching the show will have to see. I don't know where my lady stands. The bottom line with that is, I'll be completely honest, if the shoe was on the other foot and somebody spread a rumor like that about my spouse, they don't really get back on the Christmas list for a couple years.Read the full interview here.