Earlier this week Real Housewife of Atlanta’s Peter Thomas made an appearance in court to face battery charges brought against him by a patron of his restaurant. The charges were dismissed, but Peter explains what happened…

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.

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.