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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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181.

bobbi    

meeka you are a weekling for talking so much about everybody and you o scared you cant touch nobody but ya self just another trash talking girl who doesnt deserve to even be on the show tammi im not saying its good that you did that or not but the point is meeka got what she desrve and tammi it was still wrong

1075 days ago
182.

Char    

Meeka, please leave this show. The reason you were not able to explain yourself is these wome talk over a person. Please sue Tammi! She is a dangerous woman, she attacked Evenly on the show. If the producers are not careful this lady is going to explode and these producers and Shaunie will be sue for continuing to allow this kind of behavior from Tami. She assulted you. These women have no class. Tami and Evelyn have daughters and look what an example they make. If I were their daughters I would be ashamed of them. Leave the show. They are going to keep Tami because she acts ignorant, and that is what they like to see black women act. I was surprised when Tammi referred to you as (black ass). The last time I looked there was one white, and wantabe black (Evelyn), the rest are black. Tammi is so ignorant giving into addressing you that way. That was a rasist comment from a light complexion black woman. How ignorant!

1075 days ago
183.

Char    

MEEKA, LISTEN TO WHAT THESE PEOPLE AND SAYING ABOUT YOU! THE BEST WAY TO BEAT PEOPLE LIKE TAMMI IS THROUGH THE LEGAL SYSTEM. SO SUE, BABY SUE, SUE UNTIL YOU CAN'T SUE ANYMORE. LOOK AT THIS BLOG HOW THESE PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTING VIOLENCE AND THE BEHAVIOR OF THESE WOMEN. TAMMI REFERRED TO YOU AS "BLACK ASS", HOW IGNORANT IS SHE? IS SHE NOT BLACK? WITH ALL THE RACISM GOING AROUND, NO ONE FOUND FAULT WITH HER SAYING THAT ABOUT YOU. SUE HER NON-WHITE BUTT NO MATTER WHAT. SHE HAS MADE IT CLEAR HOW SHE FEELS. THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. YOU MAY NOT BEAT HER IN A FIGHT, BUT WOMEN LIKE HERE ARE AFRAID OF ONE THING AND THAT IS THE "SYSTEM", BEAT HER AT THIS GAME. HOW MANY TV SHOWS ARE GOING TO WANT SOMEONE LIKE HER? I DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY BLACK WOMEN ARE GLAD YOU WERE ASSULTED AND CALLED YOU THE "B" WORD, BUT THEY HAVE NO CLASS EITHER. TAMMI IS LIKE NENE LEEKS A BAD REPRESENTATION OF BLACK WOMEN. NO WONDER MOST REAL BLACK ACTORS CAN NOT GET REAL ACTING PARTS, AND THAT IS BECAUSE THE MEDIA PREFERS WOMEN WHO PORTRAY A NEGATIVE STEOTYPE OF BLACK FEMALE. IT IS A SHAME SISTERS ARE SUPPORTING TAMMIS ACTIONS. LEAVE THE SHOW! YOU HAD MORE CLASS THAN THESE WOMEN. ALL THEY KNOW IS FIGHTING IN FRONT OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FOR WHAT. YEARS FROM NOW THEIR GRANDCHILDREN WILL SEE THIS. I SUPPORT A REAL BLACK WOMAN. SUE HER! SHE WAS BROKE DOWN WHEN SHE FIRST CAME ON THE SHOW AND DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING. SHE EMBARRASED YOU, NOW TAKE YOUR DIGNITY TO THE WHITE MAN'S COURT MAYBE SHE WILL HEAR YOU THEN! THESE WOMEN SET YOU UP ON THIS SHOW. THEY NEEDED A SCAPEGOAT AND YOU WERE IT. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP SISTER, THIS WAS NOT FOR YOU HAVING TO TALK OVER LOUD TALKING FEMALES.

1074 days ago
184.

Mrs.Thrower    

I like me some Tammi!... However, as the old saying goes? Keep your hands to yourself. As an adult,Tammi should have never touch Meeka and Meeka is right for handling this in court and sue. And the fact is Evelyn is scared of her so is Shaunni.. Jen and the white girl scared of them all lol!

1074 days ago
185.

Saundra    

I think that Tami is a bully she hit Meeka in her face that is unexceptable behavior from someone who suppose to be a lady. Good for you Meeka, let Tami know that there is a law against assaulting someone just because you do not like them. I have been watching the show and I think that for grown women they act like children. He say, she say is for children. As far as Jenn throwing the drink on her soon to be ex husband, very unladylike. He responded in like kind. What gave her the right to throw a drink on him. I do not promote violence but several of the wives seem to be very violent. I am glad they are not my daughters. Suzy is a trouble maker. When a person talks to you in confidence if you think that repeating that conversation will cause conflict then you need to leave that conversation between the two of you. Suzy keep some things to yourself. The basketball wives cast a terrible reflection on black woman. Shame on all of you with the language you use and the violence. They seem to be some women who came from the ghetto and was lucky enough to marry a basketball star. But as the old saying goes you can take the person out of the ghetto but you can not take the ghetto out of the person.

1074 days ago
186.

tina     

How in the hell is Meeka going to sue Tami for something that happened in Rome.The US has no authority over what happened over there. Meeka is just a plain ole money ho..Where in the hell did she come from? Don't like her anyway because she is so fake. She is the fake bi*&h. If VH1 gets rid of Tami, I will be done with Basketball wives. Tami is the one who makes it so much fun to watch. She keeps it real. She speaks her mind. The Miami version of NeNe. I really hope Meeka doesn't return. She is the non factor of this show. Keep up the great work ladies and I'm on your side Tami..Hope everything works out for you.

1068 days ago
187.

Linda    

I do believe that Meeka could have been more reserved in her conversations with the ladies, especially since she was the "new" kid on the block; however, this show has an array of beautiful women of diversed backgrounds who should be an example as to how a lady should act...especially in the public. We have enough violence in the world withou*****ching people go at it on T.V. Ladies lets step it up a bit, show some class, keep it real without all the cursing and lets see some of the POSITIVE things you are doing to help others. Susie needs to stop delivering TRASH, and by this I mean stop sturring up mess (going back and forth with gossip like a school girl) just so she can be in the "clique". Show some respect for yourselves and your co-stars, remember these ladies are mothers, wives and daughters give them the respect they deserve and you would want for yourselves.

1066 days ago
188.

Tanya Green    

I am glad that Meeka has decided to file a suite against Tami. Tami is the bully of the show and needs to be stopped. Tami and NeNe Leaks need to be put in a wring together. They both give black women a bad rep. It is hard enough for women as it is without taking the fist to the screen. Neither of them are setting good examples because violence doesn't solve anything it makes the situation worse

1052 days ago
189.

lmichelle    

There is something wrong with Tammi. Shaunie needs to get rid of her before she winds up on the end of a lawsuit. At first I thought they were just low class, but that woman has serious mental health issues. You can see it in her face.

1051 days ago
190.

purplegoddess    

first of all i thiught meeka deserved to be hit in da face like dat cuz she run her mouth to damn muck fo me and she be killin me wearing those small ass shorts like she cute but she need to look in the mirror cuz without all dat weave and make-up she is ugly ass **** this is the first basketball wife i didnt like she is just to damn fake fo her own damn good in the famous word of evelyn YOU R A NONMUTHA ****IN FATOR BITCH

1050 days ago
191.

jazzie    

let it also be a lesson, that just because u got mouth like tami romans and tryna put on a show for tv, yo ass will get sued when u strike someone

1039 days ago
192.

Sharon    

I am sooooooooooooooo happy for Meeka.

1039 days ago
193.

amiwright    

Good, Tami needs anger/alcohol/foul mouth management. She is drama and cause nothing but drama but isn't that what she was hired to do. She herself admitted when she drinks she uncontrollable; so why do it.

1022 days ago
194.

Diamond124    

1. meeka with her uuuuugly ass, came on the show expecting to make a nice big entry, DUUUHHHH! GOT YOUR ASS WHOOPED BY TAMMY LIKE YOU TRULY DESERVED. When you don't know nuttin ya keep ya dang mouth shut.YA TALKS TO DANG MUCH BIOTCH!

857 days ago
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