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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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31.

Nati Vel    

Fight happened in another country. She legally can not be prosecuted here. This case will be thrown out the window. Go Tami !!!!

1186 days ago
32.

Jodi    

I know Meeka went off at the mouth before she really knew what she was talking about but I don't like Tami either so I hope Meeka sue the hell out of her and get paid big time.

Tammy is an insecure instigator who thinks she can settle everything with her fist. I was hoping Tami would get the hell beat out of her but it didn't happen so maybe Meeka can get her revenge this way.

1186 days ago
33.

jg59    

Just goes to show, no matter who you marry (and divorce) or how much money you have - you can't buy class.

1186 days ago
34.

Nance    

Tami has a bad temper and she needs some help.

1186 days ago
35.

Venice    

WHY IS PEOPLE COMMENTING ABOUT HOW THEY NEED TO STOP ACTING GHETTO OR UNLADY LIKE? HELL WE ALL WATCH THE SHOW, IT'S ALL ENTERTAINMENT, THE MORE PEOPLE ACT CRAZY THE MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME WATCH, TAKE THE BLOND SHORT HAIR B***H TMZ, NOW SHE IS NASTIER AND MEANER THAN SHE USED TO BE BUT PEOPLE STILL WATCH. THESE NEW TECHNOLOGY SO-CALL ACTORS (REALITY SHOW) ARE THE NON-MOTHA F*****F FACTORS WHO NEEDS TO GO TO ACTING, SINGING AND DANCING MOTHA F*****G.COM TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT LIKE THE REAL ACTORS DID!!!!

1186 days ago
36.

The Neko Nation    

Talentless, gold digging, and uneducated low lifes.

1186 days ago
37.

The Neko Nation    

@ Venice, Sorry but not everyone watches this show. I for one have never watched this garbage. I am a fan of the basketball but have no interest in talentless gold digging uneducated skanks. You should go on the show. Your lack of intelligence and use of the English language makes you perfect for it.

1186 days ago
38.

joy    

Meeka talks too much crap. She talks about everyone & when confronted.. lies. She writes checks her a$$ can't ca$h and Tami called her out on it. Its too bad it got soo heated that throws/punches were made.. but you could almost tell that it was going to get to that level. Unfortunately for Tami, it seems as though she can't control herself and that is the only way she knows how to "resolve" things. Possibly her mentality or how she was raised- almost like a fight or flight survival type of thing. Meeka is clearly a LIAR and a wimp. She held an interview a while back and denied being fought.. so why now the lawsuit? DRAMA. besides, this happened in Rome, so is their a leg to stand on in the US? Hmm... wonder how this will pan out.
I don't condone Tami's actions, but I am TEAM TAMI. She keeps it real and Meeka's a straight-fake.

1186 days ago
39.

Rochelle    

i can't believe some of the comments of hates and beatdowns ppl are making these days. why are ppl so angry? Love is the key and controlling your anger - seek God's love and compassion for others and learn more about it.

1186 days ago
40.

Rochelle    

Tammi is bipolar, she's crazy. she has no business on the show with her violent, **** startin ass. she likes to instigate and plot to start **** with the other women. this is her second fight. kick her ass off the show. I'm glad Meeka is sueing her ~ she needs to pay for this. although Meeka is not my favorite and talks way too much, she should not have beat tht girl like tht, unreal as grown women. Tammi and Shaunie sits up and plots nd plans to start stuff on the show.

1186 days ago
41.

Tori    

Meeka deserved a beat down. Ever since she joined the cast she has been a two-faced wannabe. The whole show is like high school jealous girls on steroids

1186 days ago
42.

hollow    

Guess all that claim that she hood aint true . reall gangstas dont sue .

1186 days ago
43.

lisa    

Tammi girl, you are soooooooooo much smarter than this. You can hurt them all with just your words, you dont need to fight! Of course unless she threw the first punch ;) Love the show!!!

1186 days ago
44.

Cutie Pie    

All Im going to say is Meeka you deserved whatever came to you and Im glad Tami was the one to do it! Your mouth is more destructive than Suzie's. Team Tami all the way!!!

1186 days ago
45.

maya    

that's what happen you talk ****, GET HIT!


Team Tami

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