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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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Angie    

First off I don't think that Miss Meeka thought her store through. Ummmm... mDid she not know that the show was watched by thousands of people and all that **** about Tami beating her down to a pulp and pushing her to the ground is a bunch of bull****. You never made it to the floor so stop lying Meeka. Maybe if she would keep her mouth closed and stop acting like she is better that everyone she would get treated better. Tami didn't punch her either, it was a smack...

1123 days ago
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ttin    

I cannot believe anyone who would support Tami. She is an angry person and needs help. There is NEVER a reason to use violence. A person that uses violence is a person that is stupid and cannot talk, a person that does not have the intelligence to use words to get their point across so they try and "shut up" the other person by using force.

1123 days ago
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Page    

TAMMY GIRL, YOU ARE MY IDOL...BUST HER IN THE HEAD UNTIL THE WHITE MEAT SHOWS..MAYBE NOW SHE WILL KEEP HER GREASY MOUTH SHUT...MEEKA GOT KNOCKED THE F--- OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO TAMMY, GO TAMMY

1123 days ago
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Page    

Dawn, do your homework DUH! The fight happened in Rome she didn't file a report at the police station in Rome she packed her luggage and took the cab to the airport so fast it was smoking. She cannot come to the US and sue anybody. She just got her tale wooped for nothing on national TV..

1123 days ago
125.

Adrienne    

Tami needs help and anyone who thinks she is cool for fighting at her age needs help too! Tami is a horrible excuse for a mother! By the way the show should be called "Ex-Basketball Wives!"

1123 days ago
126.

Snowbryd    

I'm glad to hear Meeka has filed a lawsuit because this reality show has gone off the Reitcher Scale with the drama and violence..The cast members are a disgrace to African-American females..they need to tighten up their act..this is just too DRAMACIDAL 4 me..!!!!!

1123 days ago
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debrah    

Tammi is a certifiable, unstable, ghetto bully. I'm glad Meeka is suing her, sue her for every dollar she has now and every dollar she will make in the future. She has tried to fight everyone on the show, including Jennifer for not knowing what a foodstamp looks like. I have lost all respect for Shaunie, who I now view as an instigator and a hypocrite. Shaunie's retention of Tammi on the show has lost her a large following of normal Black women...get rid of the bully, she makes all Black women look bad by perpetuating a sterotype. Black women are not all angry, nor willing to assault or batter someone we don't like. You sold out Shaunie...is Tammi a relative?

1123 days ago
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Cathy    

Meeka I am glad you are sueing Tami, she is just a bullie and needs to taught that she can't act-out anymore. You should also, sue Shaunie. She was instigating Tami on and she had ample opportunity to stop the bullie before she physically attacked you and she didn't. Shaunie should have set some ground rules up front. And the ladies could follow them are not participate in the show.

I hope you win big.

1123 days ago
129.

MayMay    

I'm glad she's suing her unstable ass. I'm tired of this bum trying to fight everyone, you're gonna be 50 soon! Don't break your hip there granny. These women need to learn some manners, and Suzie needs to keep her dumb mouth shut. Evelyn should've giver hers last season. Freaking hypocrites and back stabbers. So much for friends..

1123 days ago
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alex martinez    

tami was saying to shauni that her safety if u look at the clip meeka put her hand down and looked at suzy to address her then tami smacked her in the face tami was just pissed that's why she did it and she did say fake i saw that episode. tami knew meeka was going instead of having a good time she made the trip ugly she's nothing but drama. and suzy did not have to say anything. i like the show alot but come on act like lady's have some class'

1123 days ago
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alex martinez    

tami was saying to shauni that her safety if u look at the clip meeka put her hand down and looked at suzy to address her then tami smacked her in the face tami was just pissed that's why she did it and she did say fake i saw that episode. tami knew meeka was going instead of having a good time she made the trip ugly she's nothing but drama. and suzy did not have to say anything. i like the show alot but come on act like lady's have some class'

1123 days ago
132.

Marcia    

Tammy is mentally unstable. Violence is her only answer for settling a score, and then she says later on the ride home that she had to slap Meeka because she had her hand up. This girl is craaaazy and trashy. Nothing real about her.

1123 days ago
133.

bdiva8380    

Its about time Meeka got checked. Next up....Suzie Q...it's your turn. She's well overdue for a beat down.

1123 days ago
134.

MS.BOO    

if u look at the "BIG PIC" tami is the realist one..ur ok if u dont put her down,talk about peps she feel is her real friends,dont f*ck her man and dont f*ck wit her KIDS...so sayn that meeka-wen she moved closer to u(dum bi*tc*),u should hav none it was"ON"..IF U CANT FIGHT,SHUT DA F*CK UP AND DONT TELL SUSIE SH*T!! MAYBE THIS WILL HELP U MOVIN FORWARD..*TAMI ALL DAY BABY*

1123 days ago
135.

Juic33D33    

Meeka got exactly what the hell she was looking for!! She always running her mouth!!

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