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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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jose    

It seems like the majority are cheering for Tami which I think is ridiculous. Tami is a bully who is always looking for an easy target. She targeted Meeka because she's polite, intelligent and a business woman (not a fighter). People say that Meeka talk too much. They ALL talk too much. How you gonna tell an intelligent, articulate woman like Meeka not to express her opinion or defend herself? Meeka didn't said or done anything that the other girls hasn't said or done. It all boils down to this: Meeka is the only "real" basketball wive on the show. She is happily married with a successful business. Her goal for doing the show was to show a positive, business woman and family side of being a basketball wife. These woman, including Shaunie, were not about to let that happen. This show has a reputation of being full of drama. They're not going to let a new cast member steal the shine. So Meeka was doomed from the beginning. I truly believe that the women made a pack to destroy Meeka. Shaunie gave Tami the green light to attack. Even if Meeka stayed neutral and didn't say one word, Tami would have found something to beef with her about. Tami constantly terrorized Meeka. Meeka apologized to her and always tried to talk things out like an adult. That trip was a set up. Shaunie and the gang knew some altercation was going to happen. They sent Susie to Meeka to get some dirt to take back. EVERYTHING was planned. Meeka didn't deserve it but Meeka is tough. She's a strong, intelligent, business woman. How many people could withstand that kind of pressure and terror? Meeka vs the mean girls. They do want anyone positive or real amongst them.

1120 days ago
152.

jose    

It seems like the majority are cheering for Tami which I think is ridiculous. Tami is a bully who is always looking for an easy target. She targeted Meeka because she's polite, intelligent and a business woman (not a fighter). People say that Meeka talk too much. They ALL talk too much. How you gonna tell an intelligent, articulate woman like Meeka not to express her opinion or defend herself? Meeka didn't said or done anything that the other girls hasn't said or done. It all boils down to this: Meeka is the only "real" basketball wive on the show. She is happily married with a successful business. Her goal for doing the show was to show a positive, business woman and family side of being a basketball wife. These woman, including Shaunie, were not about to let that happen. This show has a reputation of being full of drama. They're not going to let a new cast member steal the shine. So Meeka was doomed from the beginning. I truly believe that the women made a pack to destroy Meeka. Shaunie gave Tami the green light to attack. Even if Meeka stayed neutral and didn't say one word, Tami would have found something to beef with her about. Tami constantly terrorized Meeka. Meeka apologized to her and always tried to talk things out like an adult. That trip was a set up. Shaunie and the gang knew some altercation was going to happen. They sent Susie to Meeka to get some dirt to take back. EVERYTHING was planned. Meeka didn't deserve it but Meeka is tough. She's a strong, intelligent, business woman. How many people could withstand that kind of pressure and terror? Meeka vs the mean girls. They do want anyone positive or real amongst them.
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1120 days ago
153.

Wendy    

I am SO glad. I don't even watch the show, but caught this. And I remember Tami from The Real World many years back. She is a beotch that has never grown up. She attacked that woman hitting her right in the face and continuing to beat her. I hope Meeka prevails in her suit against this chick! She is a classless gold digger and always has been. Take her money (or whomever she i*****tin'). Either way, hit her where it hurts!

1120 days ago
154.

angelia    

That Susie and her mouth! she needs to learn to zip it!!!! i felt sorry for her last time but this time she likes getting things going and so does Evelyn there so old to be fighting in public act like adults Please!!!!!

1120 days ago
155.

T in Texas    

Dearest Tami ,
Have you ever thought of taking anger management classes ? Because the only thing that comes to my mind when someone mentions your name , or I see your face . Is ugliness ! I'm talking about your insides , not your outsides .
Do you realize just how many people are scared to talk to you , confront you or to be honest with you ? You are nothing but trouble . And to start a fight not once but twice in Italy . Because someone was all up in your business . But you want to go get into Evelyn's and Jen's business ? Can we say two faced ?
I hope Meeka sue's your ass off . Then you will have to do another reality show just to pay your attorney's fees . You are all kinds of messed up !

1120 days ago
156.

T in Texas    

Suzi ! You are as dumb as you look and seem . You are a backstabber. Meeka obviously confided in you , cause she feels comfortable with you . And you just go and open your big A$$ mouth . You wanted all this DRAMA to happen . Because you know you are the next in line that no one likes . You are just tying to keep people off your back .

1120 days ago
157.

jose    

Everyone who thinks Tami who the fight is dead wrong. It was not a fair fight. I don't condone fighting but Meeka was blind sided while. While she looked away, Tami hit her like a coward. Then security jumped in. So this was not a fair scrap and Tami knew it wouldn't be. I believe in a fair scrap, Tami would have gotten wasted by Meeka. Because even while security was between them, Meeka managed to pull Tami's hair while kicking her in the stomach. Tami was ready to surrender but Meeka wasn't. They had to beg her to let Tami go. Am I wrong? Meeka ain't no punk. She is tough. It takes thick skin to sit among those women and be mistreated and called names. You have to give Meeka respect and credit for being a classy lady. She left to avoid another altercation.

1120 days ago
158.

jose    

Everyone who thinks Tami who the fight is dead wrong. It was not a fair fight. I don't condone fighting but Meeka was blind sided while. While she looked away, Tami hit her like a coward. Then security jumped in. So this was not a fair scrap and Tami knew it wouldn't be. I believe in a fair scrap, Tami would have gotten wasted by Meeka. Because even while security was between them, Meeka managed to pull Tami's hair while kicking her in the stomach. Tami was ready to surrender but Meeka wasn't. They had to beg her to let Tami go. Am I wrong? Meeka ain't no punk. She is tough. It takes thick skin to sit among those women and be mistreated and called names. You have to give Meeka respect and credit for being a classy lady. She left to avoid another altercation.
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1120 days ago
159.

Gwen Holloman    

LMAO!!!!! Tammy must have knocked Meeka senseless!!! Tammy, only roughed her up a little. All that she is claiming is a joke!! It only happen in her mind. And she was begging for it. Now, if only she would close Ev's wrenchet mouth, I'd forever be grateful. Oh, and Shaq's ex also!!

1120 days ago
160.

sexylady    

Datz wat u get 4 wat u said it datz why u hit her but she still came back show the whole tape so we can see dang u to much all the time somebody need to go to dat "A"4 real diff. ppl get pay back diff. wayz now u know. You should know how u lied on DJ on the real world, he was just playin n everybody seen that u fake jt like som of the ohters now!!! I think I said enough.

1119 days ago
161.

Vanessa    

Tami is a loonetic and she's a alcohol guster, she looks old, always smacking her lips and looking stupid< Meeka you are a different breed, but learn to keep your mouth shut, Susan & Evelyn tells everything, but the both of them don't want no
one to tell anything on them, stay neutral like Shaunie and don't say S*#@, because in all honesty, you are the only wife on the DA&^ show, so you have haters right there in that group of foolish women, You, Shaunie and Jen are class acts, that Damn Royce should have never been on the show anyway, she will never be nobody wife< I've always like Evenly until now, since she hooked back up with Du** a*s Susan and crazy byotch face TAMI> the two Stupid Looking FOOLS.I don't blame that Ex-husband of hers (Tami), I would have left too AND qUICK.( Tell her to grow up GHETTO WANNABE CeLLmate, she has a bad attitude and need to be in jail> to old to be fighting, loud mouth COW> WHATAMESS and what man wants that, maybe she and royce can kickit.

1119 days ago
162.

Areuserious    

Please, Tami is an actress by trade. Maybe she should sign up for the WWWF. That "he said/she said" crap was sooo childish. There was nothing said that deserved a fight for females over the age of, hmmm, 15?!

Quite frankly, I'm ashamed of them - Role models they are not! Meeka left for all the right reasons...they should be showing the world how mature women handle problems. Mature women don't use their fists except in self-defense and in a boxing ring. Tami has anger issues if you ask me, or was 'acting' a little too much!

Furthermore, isn't Meeka the only married one? Maybe they should think about that! Title of the show is all wrong!

1118 days ago
163.

cha cha    

OH LAWD ... thank God that Eric and Jennifer did not have children ... what with her big honkin feet and lips and him with those teeth that come thru the door 10 minutes before he does.

1118 days ago
164.

Valerie    

Tami that's what happens when you can't control your anger, SUED!!!!!!! Show your children better than this, you're a adult first than a mother one day you'll be a grandmother and you'll want to see your grand kids,so put down the boxing gloves and pick up your bible, you seem to be a little intelligent so use it.GOOD LUCK!!

1118 days ago
165.

MJ    

Wow.. These women are OLD and have CHILDREN! It's NEVER cute to fight, its classless and demonstrates a complete lack of propriety. Nevermind that, you are supposed to be a role model for your young daughters? What kind of morals are you instilling? Have you ever thought about that??

1117 days ago
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