The “Pilar and Deion Sanders” train-wreck has been dominating tabloids, newspapers, and websites for weeks. From embarrassing arrests to allegations of abuse from both parties, we’ve had ringside seats to their life’s drama with Deion as the sole ring announcer. But now, Mr. Prime Time has a co-anchor. Pilar is opening up about their marriage’s turmoil; she conducted her first interview since being released from jail with Tanya Williams, a popular blogger who is also in the process of divorcing an athlete.
Here are excerpts from the first part of the explosive interview:
On Domestic Violence: “He [hit me] did it in front of two of our producers on our show, Primetime Love. It’s so idiotic and its funny and its not funny. During the shooting of it, I have a very light personality, with that, there were a lot of parts that were just naturally funny and it just kinda happened. So he called shooting down and he called a meeting with myself and two producers from Los Angeles and we went to our back room where the sitting area is – he said “there has to be a good cop and a bad cop and there is only one comedian here and the comedian is me.” I just started laughing and said, “Oh my God you are ridiculous” and I say, “I can’t help it if I’m funnier than you”. Then he leaped across the table and grabbed my neck and squeezed it to the point that I thought that he poked a hole in my trachea. The two producers didn’t know what to do. They couldn’t get him off of me. They couldn’t do anything so I started kicking him in his groin. That’s the only thing that got him off of me.”
On Supporting Their Daughter: “There is no interaction with my daughter. She wanted to start dancing again. So I said “okay we will start dancing.” She asked her dad if he would pay for dance lessons or ballet shoes or tap shoes or anything at all and he refused. He would say no ask your mother. Knowing very well that he set up our family so that he would be the sole provider and that’s what he wanted. He got much pleasure out of seeing disappointment in my children’s eyes when they would ask how is mommy supposed to get this and that and you are not giving her any money.”
On Providing: “He just stopped providing for the family. He cut credit cards. He cut financial support. No resources at all, whatsoever.”
Deion Sanders denies all of Pilar’s allegations and maintains that he hasn’t abused her or their children.
Check out the full interview on TanyaYoungWilliams.com. The second and third parts of the interview will be published May 19.
Evette Dionne, everythingYNTK for VIBEVixen.com
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