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'Basketball Wives' Star Sued

Alleged Ungrateful Cheapskate

12/15/2011 2:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tami Roman
"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman is being sued by her ex-manager ... who claims he helped make Tami rich and famous -- but she refuses to pay him for a job well done.

Jerry Silverhardt filed the lawsuit Monday in L.A. County Superior Court -- claiming he was instrumental in securing Tami's "Basketball Wives" gig ... but instead of being grateful, she fired his ass.

Jerry claims Tami paid him for Season Two -- but then left him out to dry after she ended their relationship in February ... refusing to pay for work she did on the recently completed Season 3.

According to Jerry, Tami's oral contract with him is crystal clear ... she owes him 10% no matter what on all "Wives" paychecks for seasons 3 through 6 -- and she better pay up, stat.

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10:12 AM PT: Tami tells TMZ, "Mr. Silverhardt was terminated long ago and has been appropriately compensated for the personal management services he rendered. This is a sad attempt from a broken man to reap rewards on a situation he did not sow."

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Strokadellic    

F*ck them both. Famous for what? Being a stupid bitch? No thanks.

991 days ago
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E    

Tami was getting pregnant to try to hook a rich athlete even back in her pre-celeb days on mtv (the guy wasn't stupid and it didn't work, so she just aborted it -- this is public record -- Why aren't groups "for the preservation of marriage" up in arms about *her*?)

991 days ago
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Nicole    

She was already, "famous." She was on "The Real World," when people actually watched it. She had an abortion and her jaw wired shut to lose weight...kind of wish she had kept it wired! lol!

991 days ago
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LINNY    

She is starting to look like a drag queen.....

991 days ago
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Kari    

Never heard of her.

991 days ago
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dd    

Oral Contract? yea right, get a damn job.

991 days ago
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Carl    

What kind of manager is so stupid as to only have an oral contract with a client? He doesn't deserve a cent, for being a moron if nothing else.

991 days ago
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RuKiddingMe    

The Black women on reality shows are the low ghetto trash. Gross. And men actually marry their ugly fat asses? Yuck. They all come from section 8 housing projects and should just stay there.

991 days ago
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Vette    

Ok so Jerry Silverhardt was responsible for getting Tami her gig on Basketball wives. Good job Jerry!That's what you are paid to do. However Tami is a talented actress and intelligent business woman, you should have been pulling bigger and better gigs for her than 3 seasons of Basketball Wives. That speaks volumes to your ability to sell Tami's talents, which is probably why you was fired.

991 days ago
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Ohno Youdidnt    

Word spreading through Hollywood about Tami... interesting how an un talented actress like this thinks ripping Jerry off is worth burning every reps brige for her down. No one is going to touch her once this lame show heads to cancellation. Tami, you should be embarassed. Shame on you.

991 days ago
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tre    

i thought jada smith grew hair

991 days ago
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ENicole    

Tami is not that good of an actress people! If she was all that great she would of been around a long time ago! I seen her acting in a few things but she still sucks! Pay the man Tami...................

991 days ago
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hollywoodlander    

Season 2? Seasons 3-6?? Wtf is basketball wives???

991 days ago
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LM    

I truly hope someone takes this bitch down. She is a horrible person who belongs in jail for assault. One day she is going to lose it on the wrong person because she has no self control.

989 days ago
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marcy m smith    

Tami is just trashy...I wouldn't want to be in the same city as that lady..she is just pure crazy...

980 days ago
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