"Real Housewives of Atlanta" husband, Peter Thomas, isn’t heading to jail and was recently found not guilty of battery.
Despite reports that a charge of simple battery might result in Peter’s incarceration, the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" husband told Sister 2 Sister that there was really no threat of his being found guilty as a result of the incident that happened more than a year ago.
According to Peter, his accuser was a woman who was acting up in his restaurant and throwing plates. After asking her to leave, he returned about 30 minutes later and was accused of pushing her. Peter said she slipped and the former employees who testified on his behalf backed his story.
Police were called to the scene, which is routine procedure in a case where assault is reported. He was charged and spent 17 hours in jail when the incident first happened.
Fans of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” either loved Peter or hated him. Although he often came off as a bit controlling on camera, he was also one of the more straightforward personalities on the show, a characteristic that endeared him to many.
Peter said he’s surprised by all the media attention over his brief appearance in court Monday. "For some reason, today blogs went crazy," said Peter, who has other things to worry about, such as the launch of his new club.
—Tracy L. Scott