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New Edition Singer

Sued Over TWITTER Attack!

8/12/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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singer Johnny Gill waged a ferociously bitter Twitter war against the CEO of his record label last week -- calling her "f**king nuts" -- and now she's taking his ass to court.

The producer, Ira DeWitt -- wife of St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt -- claims Johnny was PISSED when a song rumored to be on his upcoming album was leaked on the Internet ... and he wrongly blamed her. 

According to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in L.A. County Superior Court, DeWitt claims she had nothing to do with the leak -- but Gill attacked her on Twitter anyway ... calling her "deranged" and "f**kng nuts."

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DeWitt also claims Gill tweeted defamatory statements about her business ... saying her record company is a sham and that she only liked the leaked recording because she had a "hard on" for one of the song's producers.

DeWitt claims Gill has damaged her reputation -- so she's suing for unspecified damages ... AND she wants the judge to force Gill to stop trashing her on Twitter.

Calls to Gill have not been returned.

13 COMMENTS

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1.

Cujeaux    

It will probably be thrown out of court due to the lack of tweets and twitter followers of - what's his name again?

1117 days ago
2.

Rome    

Ahhh... First bi'ach...

1117 days ago
3.

campy    

Never heard of him. Looks like he's masturbating but has a guitar. GET THE MAN A WOMAN!

1117 days ago
4.

Superman    

Looks like he was just expressing his opinion. I guess the rich bitch never heard of freedom of speech.

1117 days ago
5.

joshi    

Another of this man's tweets:
"My idol Stevie Wonder just call...when ever I call on him, he's alway there"
LOL.

1117 days ago
6.

bunny    

He should be sued for having such a pathetic tweet.

1117 days ago
7.

Whateverbytch    

this old queen lives in Eddie Murphy's backyard - pun intended

1117 days ago
8.

ddb    

Most interesting part of this article is that I found out that "Ira" is a woman's name. wtf?

1116 days ago
9.

Truth    

LOL, BOBBY BROWN'S BFF. NO WONDER NONE OF THOSE DOUCHE BAGS EVER GREW UP, WTF. GUESS THAT MEANS OLE JOHNNY IS DROPPED FROM THE LABEL, NOT A SURPRISE.

1116 days ago
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tasha    

i heard that he and p-diddy use to date thats what i heard

1116 days ago
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Robyn    

freedom of speech doesn't extend to slander. plus way to trash the person who is orchestrating your comeback--classy

1116 days ago
12.

MsRita    

That's Eddie Murphys lover he has been for 20 years.

1116 days ago
13.

c-larock    

THE ECONOMY IS BAD ANYWAY SO RIGHT NOW MUSIC NEED TO LEEK AS FAST AS POSSIBLE ON-LINE BECAUSE THATS THE ONLY WAY OLD SCHOOL ARTIST CAN COME BACK

1106 days ago

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