Nicole Murphy hit headlines the world over earlier this year when she was snapped kissing director Antoine Fuqua — who is still married to actress Lela Rochon.
A haphazard press statement followed, but now Eddie Murphy‘s ex-wife is speaking up and out in her own words.
Today, she stopped by The Wendy Williams Show and told her side of the story.
While explaining that “social media” morphed the story into something worse, she did fess up to it being a “mistake.” She said:
“It was a moment that should not have happened. I regret. I apologize for it. And I’m a human being. It was a mistake. Basically, women, it could happen to you. Do your research.”
Check out the full interview:
This made for an uncomfortable watch, primarily because she struggled to balance taking accountability with projecting the blame for the salaciousness of the story onto the folk on social media. Folk who wouldn’t know about the mess had it not… happened.
No judgement, but that was awkward.