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'B-ball Wife' Sues: Co-Star Beat the CRAP Outta Me

7/22/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Basketball Wives" star Meeka Claxton claims her co-star Tami Roman beat her to a pulp in an Italian nightclub recently -- and now, she's out for revenge ... SUING Tami for assault and battery.

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TMZ broke the story ... Meeka and Tami had been at odds with each other for a long time -- and according to sources close to the show, Tami tried to settle the score once and for all last month ... with a fist fight.

According to the lawsuit, filed yesterday in New York, Tami "assaulted, battered, beat, threatened, menaced, attacked, jumped on, pushed to the ground, thrashed, punched, and shoved" Meeka ... causing serious injury.

Meeka wants Tami to cough up unspecified damages, claiming the incident cost her a day of filming -- and put her through an emotional and physical hell.

So far, no word back from Tami's camp.

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136.

Sexy    

Meeka is just going to be disliked even more for running to the police. She was talking a whole of **it like she was some big and bad girl. Now she's running to file a law suite. Just let it go......you ran your mouth; the girls you wanted to hang with (Evelyn,Jenn) don't like you and are laughing at you. You tried to act all gangsta and got your tail kicked. You brought it on yourself sweetie.

1124 days ago
137.

Sexy    

People keep bashing Tami and saying she has angry management issues, etc. Yes I have to agree BUT Meeka is passive aggressive. No she doesn't throw physical punches but she is far from innocent. I actually think Meeka is the worst kind. You don't have to use physical force to be a violent person at heart. Teasing people and ostrasizing ppl is a form of bullying. And that's exactly what Meeka tried to do upon entering the show. Why did she have to ask Tami have she been drinking at the Polo event? Then going behind Tami and Royce's back trying to get in good with the "mean girls". I can only imagine how far Meeka would have taken things if Eveyln/Jenn did like her gossiping. Would she have tried to embarrass Tami every time they all went out? I believe she would have. If Tami needs to enroll in an anger management class, Meeka needs to enroll in a "grow up and be a woman class" and leave the high school childish games behind.

1124 days ago
138.

Concerned Viewer    

Tammi has her funny moments, and she stays true to HER truth, but this incident was way out of line. She had no right putting her hands on Meeka, regardless of what is happening. Tammi acted like an immature woman. She talks of promoting positive images, but when did putting your hands on someone who did not touch you---but only met you where YOU were at---become acceptable and justified behavior.

When does the self work EVER happen on this show? Tammi should be asking herself WHY she allows herself to be so bothered by Meeka? The old saying comes to mind, "The thing that most frustrates man is the very thing he struggles with."

Tammi, while a seemingly strong woman, is EXTREMELY sensitive and at the core somewhat insecure---and there is nothing wrong with that---but it becomes a problem when those insecurities manifest themselves in a faulty bravado and anger.

She hyper-reacted, and the ONLY reason people do that, is when their truth is being tapped into...when their "safety" is threatened. Tammi called those girls fake, and she knows she did...she even tried to retract her statement of void the next morning when she told the girls, "If I did say that, it was only toward Evelyn..."

Bull****.

Tammi, I have rode for you since Real World: Los Angelos. But this was not cute AT all.

Step up and heal your heart...this anger is not cute on you, and keeping it "real" doesn't always have to be negative or abrasive---because let's face it, the same "realness" you are throwing on everyone else, you obviously don't have the capacity to take it.

1124 days ago
139.

Gail    

I don't really care for Meeka, but she doesn't deserve getting hit by that low life trash. I used to feel sorry for Tami and actually hoped that being on the show would help her financially. I felt that she was treated bad by her ex and this show would help her give a better life to her girls, but after that violent crap she doesn't deserve to be on the show or any other tv show. I also used to think that Shaunie was so classy and now this show lets people see how messy she really is. I'll say it again, GLORIA, YOU ARE SO LUCKY, GIRLFRIEND!

1124 days ago
140.

Monica from Cali    

Well she should sue. lol. Tammi got to learn to keep her hands to herself and handle sh8t like an adult. That was ghetto as hell although I like Tammi she is too pretty to be acting so off the hook all the time. Meeka talks too too too much and basically got what was coming but Tammi baby gurl please chill out on the bullying. Hoodrat is NOT entirely a good look for a sassy chick.

1124 days ago
141.

Page    

If you ladies don't like the show...DON'*****CH IT! If you have a lot of mouth then be able to back it up. If you come off wrong to me for no apparent reason. You would get the same thing Meeka did. KNOW THAT!

1123 days ago
142.

Page    

Run your mouth get the beat down, don't be hating on Tammi...Meeka got what she deserved, if I was there so would't have time to run. You all talk so much crap, betcha you won't tell Tami this mess to her face. Meeka kept bullying Tami ..(Did you see that) DUH!!! Get a life and like I said before if you have a problem with Tami don'*****ch the damn TV. You get a life! There is so much sh.. I am going to put up with before I knock you the hell out. Tami kept it 100 and don't worry about the haters. They are afraid of their own shadow. They must be use to being bullied by there mates. They probably get their a.. kicked everyday.

1123 days ago
143.

KFNHOU    

I think Tammi is mentally unstable and just flat-out classless. The way she behaves is not about "keeping it real." She behaves with no class, whatsoever! Does Meeka gossip too much? Yes! Did Tammi's "punishment fit the crime?" Hell no. It also has NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE! It has, conversely, everything to do with class and tact...or the lack thereof, on these women's part. There an embarrassment to all women. It's such a turn-off from the show.
*signed educated, classy, sophisticated black woman.

1123 days ago
144.

schla    

i am team tammy ( i love tammy) ........ but a bully is a bully and a bully will only do what you let them....meeka was to nice while tammy was carrying the **** out of her.....(stand for something or fall for anything meeka)... tammy hitting meeka was unjustifiable ..... meeka put up with tammy **** and attackes the entire trip & after she didn't get any emotion out of her she put her hands on her (uncalled for) you can look at meeka and tell that she is not a fighter..... fyi i think tammy & meeka need to get together and beat the hell out of susie cause she likes to keep **** going & wouldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight...

1123 days ago
145.

Carolyn    

@ kylee, only a stupid ghetto dumbass would be able to relate and respect another stupid ghetto dumbass.

1123 days ago
146.

Bubba Ganoosh    

Here's the thing, Tami has lots of fans who claim she "keeps it real". They cheer her on. Tami knows this and feels the pressure to deliver a "performace" on the show thats worthy of all that praise from her fans. Her ego has gotten too big. Tami does keep it real....real ignorant. All this just proves that if you put a bunch of black women together on a show a fight will break out. Its only a matter of time.

1123 days ago
147.

Diesel    

Tami is a real ass bi@tch that handles people talkin about her to their face. She makes the show. Meeka is busted, runs her mouth and when gets approached is gonna pull a ***** ass move and sue!!!!! Go Tami, U sent her home crying

1123 days ago
148.

MARY E    

TAMMIE IS A BROKE BITCH N SHE HAS NOTHIN GOING ON WIT HER WACK ASS WEAVE U R A GROWN ASS WOMEN WITH KIDS N U DID LIED BOUT WHT U SAID U R TO FACED I HOPE U GET WHT IS COMEIN TO U.U HAVE NO CLASS N U R NOT A ROLE MODEL.............U NEED HELP......

1123 days ago
149.

april    

They need to throw tammi off that show, she is always the one trying to throw a punch at another woman because she cant get along with people, jealousy overtakes her. The conversation in Rome was driven into the ground Tammi, get over yourself

1123 days ago
150.

jpmorg    

Tami, you are a ghetto trash. You have no class and have no education. You talk way too much trash and quite franly you are a coward!! You and Evelyn are by far the lowest form of trshy women. No respectable man will ever marry both of you.

Keep conducting yourselves on t.v. like a bunch of dumb-no-class-education-trashy whores.

1122 days ago
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