'Housewife' Bensimon: Lawsuit is 'Unsettling'


Kelly Killoren Bensimon, a star of "The Real Housewives of New York City," faced a judge this morning on charges of assaulting her boyfriend, Nicolas Stefanov -- and detailed to "Extra" how the arrest is affecting her day-to-day life.

"I'm really upset by the entire process," Kelly reveals to "Extra" exclusively. "My beautiful girls and I are being exposed to a horrible situation. I just think it's unsettling -- I support all my friends and my friends have been really amazing with me."

The former model stressed that her concern over the case is entirely about her children. "It's not really about me. It's about my girls. My girls don't need to be exposed to something like this. It's really inappropriate -- I don't want to speak ill of anyone. That's not who I am. I don't want to do that."

Bensimon's lawyer, Ed Hayes, explained to "Extra" what went down in the courtroom. "He's [Stefanov] not ready. He didn't show up. The guy didn't come. We came. He didn't. What can I tell ya? If he doesn't show up from now till then [June 8th], they'll dismiss the case. It's not a real case. He just wants to make her life uncomfortable."

Stefanov claims that Bensimon punched him in the face during a heated argument. Kelly turned herself in on March 5, two days after the alleged altercation, and was released on her own recognizance.