Former model and actress, Claudia Jordan, is accusing the unidentified mother of TV reality show villainess, Omarosa Manigault, of striking her at the BET Awards show on Sunday night, reports TMZ.
The assault reportedly took place while Jordan was walking the show’s red carpet. She has filed a police report against the woman.
Sources told the celebrity site that Omarosa and Jordan got into a heated verbal exchange. The argument between the two former “Celebrity Apprentice” alums escalated with Omarosa reportedly calling Jordan a “stupid bitch.” The fiery banter was interrupted when Omarosa’s mother, whom Jordan has referred to as having “crackish ways,” allegedly walked over to the two women and punched Claudia on her arm.
According to TMZ, the event’s security team rushed over to the scene and broke the women up.
After the incident Claudia tweeted:
LOL! Trust me it’s SUPER hard having restraint and fighting against impulse. But that’s separates man from beast.
exactly. It’s a no win situation. I wish it never happened
lol… she just punched my arm. It was embarrassing for her
ummm she didnt change me. I didnt strike back-get your facts straight please. thank u! I was classy as always
Omarosa spoke with a TMZ reporter and said that Jordan started the incident by pushing her 65-year-old mother. The actress also states that her mom has filed a police report against Jordan as well. “I am deeply saddened by Claudia Jordan’s actions at the BET Awards,” Omarosa told TMZ. “After all that my family and I have been through this year. She should show at least an ounce of decency and respect.”
Both Omarosa and Jordan, who were once close friends, appear to be bitter enemies now. The two women co-starred on the famed NBC hit reality show, “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” last year and viewers could see the tension between them brewing then. When Omarosa’s former fiance and actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away last year, she accused Jordan of taking pictures during his very private funeral service, which reportedly angered her to no end. Jordan, in turn, has publicly accused Omarosa of being an opportunistic media hound and milking the press, using her “bereavement” period to get as many press photo ops and publicity as possible.