Many of us first met the beautiful and feisty, Kita Williams on the VH1 Reality Show, The T.O. Show. Kita Williams and her business partner Monique Jackson, were the publicist and best friends of ex-NFL star Terrell Owens. After 13 years of both business and friendship and 3 seasons of a successful show, fans were shocked and saddened to hear Terrell make negative remarks about both ladies and state that they were no longer friends. What happened is still un-clear, but last week, Terrell was a guest on the Wendy Williams show, after being fired from Celebrity Apprentice. When asked about his relationship with Mo and Kita, he implied that they couldn’t be trusted and he should’ve listened to his mother, who never liked them. Over the past few years, Terrell has spoken publicly about his former friends, implying that they conducted fraudulent business and may have been apart of his money problems.
I caught up with Kita Williams (whose hair is always laid!) and I asked her if she watched his interview and how she felt about Terell’s comments. She did not hold back in letting people know that she is tired of him lying on both her and Monique. She says he is committing defamation of character and if it continues, he needs to call a lawyer because he will get sued! Kita also added that she and Mo tried to get him help at one point, but his drastic fall from fame and wealth had nothing to do with them and everything to do with facing his own demons.
How did you feel when you watched T.O. speak about you on The Wendy Williams Show?
“We have had the most ups, downs, highs and lows with Terrell Owens ….But what I will say is this because I don’t throw shade, I don’t throw mud. I definitely believe in being a woman of integrity, but what I will say is Terrell is completely out of order when he talks about Monique and I doing him wrong. First of all let me say this, I kept my mouth quiet for so long by not being one of those shady, undercut kind of women. Professionally that’s defamation of character. I don’t mind if you want to keep using my name to help get you…cause those are the questions that people are still asking about us, then there’s a reason for it. So, ultimately, that show was about him and it included us. Monique and I sold the show, we never took a percentage of his money, we never dealt with his money the 13 years that we worked with him, so we never stole any of his money. And I just want him to be clear about it. One of the things about Monique and I that I will say is true, is we always pushed him. If you notice on celebrity apprentice, he’s trying to change his brand. And that’s what the show did for him. So, all of these opportunities Terrell Owens, that you’re getting, is a result of the T.O. show, which Monique and I did for you, so -You’re Welcome. And on the other hand, I will say this, as far as clarity is concerned, Monique and I have never done anything to defame his character and I won’t do it now. But, what I will say is if he continues to say things it messes with my money. I work with other celebrities…O.K.? Who’ve done more than catch footballs. And it’s unfortunate because they hear him say things that make them think that our characteristics are a bit shaky, it’s messing with my professional lifeline and my brand. So, if he continues to do that, I will sue. Because at the end of the day, Terrell Owens didn’t make me. This chick right here has an MBA before you boo. And I will continue to move forward. So, love light, many lessons and Blessings. And all I’ll say is I wish him well and I just want him to do the same for us.”
Have either of you tried to reach out to one another to reconcile your differences?
“I wish I could tell you why he’s upset? And if you saw Celebrity Apprentice, they eliminated him because he didn’t raise any money. And the hard part about that is you have to look at that from the perspective of, you’ve been in this business with multimillionaires, athletes, celebrities. You’ve hob knobbed with so many and you couldn’t get a couple of checks beyond $2,500? So, it says a lot of the seeds you’ve planted in the past. And the bridges you’ve burned. It has nothing to do with Monique and Kita. It has everything to do with Terrell Owens the man. With his baby mama drama, to his problems on the field with his quarterbacks and his teams, we’re not the issue!”
As far as watching him on Iyanla fix My Life, it turns out, Mo and Kita are the ones who suggested him for the show!
“We set that up for him blindly, because we felt like he needed it. We felt like he needed to see himself and Fix It!”
Can there ever be any resolve?
“Monique and I will speak the truth and when he’s ready to sit down and talk. I’m ready! Because the lies that he’s telling right now, are really getting on my nerves!”
It’s sad to see that what was once a great partnership has ended so badly. We sincerely hope that the former friends are able to reconcile at some point. But, in the meantime perhaps Terrell can look in the mirror and work on himself, before he points fingers at others for being the cause of his pain. We sincerely wish all parties involved the very best.
Watch the full interview below: