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'Basketball Wives' -- Nia Crooks

Charged with Battery

for Insane Slap Attack

4/20/2012 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Basketball Wives" star Nia Crooks has been charged with misdemeanor battery for pimp slappin' the taste out of Jennifer Williams' mouth back in January ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for the Broward County State's Attorney's Office tells us ... officials decided to file the charge on April 10 ... after Williams filed a criminal complaint.

If convicted, Nia faces up to a year in the slammer.

During the incident, which aired on last week's episode of "Basketball Wives" -- Nia can be heard threatening to slap Jennifer ... to which Jennifer replied, "I wish you would." Her wish was granted.

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4:39 PM PST --
Nia's lawyer Marc David Seitles tells TMZ ...  "We will vigorously defend Nia against these charges. The women on the show executed contracts expressly accepting the risk that a physical altercation could occur."

The lawyer adds, "Given that Jennifer herself has previously instigated fights on the show, to cry foul now is absurd and a desperate attempt for publicity and money. We will fight until Nia is vindicated."
 
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46.

Tamckay814    

This is unfortunate that someone has been physically abused while filiming this show. Jennifer has also done her fAir share of bullying & drink throwing. No one should b assaulted but what goes around comes around. While she had her hand up Evelyn's ass she was doing the same thing. This show has turned out to be a huge disappointment & if was cancelled wouldn't be missed at all. They have picked a person every season to bully.

826 days ago
47.

joecrabs    

These idiots are absolute embarrasments.

826 days ago
48.

dewey    

The only comment I have is: lowlifes!!! When are Americans going to tire of this type of TV show. Disgusting, and classless. No matter who you are, or where you came from, please have better standards than watching this crap on TV. Make these people go away.

826 days ago
49.

RaineeDrops    

What do you expect from grown women who started off as opportunists (marrying or divorcing basketball players, having their babies for child support money, etc) and now they are riding this bullying melodramatic gravy train ride for as long as they can milk it, all the while selling their souls to the devil for a price hardly worth risking your soul for.

They all are just not nice people, and should not be parents much less role models to their children with the vile behavior they display and promote, including Shaunie who is behind gleefully rubbing her hands together anytime they all gang up on someone with their sick mental illnesses.

Cannot believe VH1 or any show could get away with bodily injury or the abuse they are all guilty of. Even those not swinging fists and bottles are guilty parties for even being a participant in this kind of gutter behavior.

Keep selling your souls, one day each of you will have to be accountable for your behavior.

Wearing the cross necklaces then you each act like this?

826 days ago
50.

mlc8    

More importantly, none of these idiots are anyone's wife. WTF? Please don't think all or even most women are like this. I'm embarrassed to say that this is worse than Flavor of Love.

826 days ago
51.

HatersGonnaHate    

Nia's lawyer is right. Jen is NOT innocent, not for a second. She was the first one laughing and pointing fingers, instigating, and now because she got smacked on TV she wants to make a case out of it. Poof both be gone...Nia has no story line and if Jen is THAT fearful, then she needs to resign from the show. The show has gotten whack anyway.

826 days ago
52.

kara    

So here s someone from europe seiing that...I hope this is not African America...

826 days ago
53.

Cathy    

Trash with cash! Nobody ever taught these woment o behave like ladies. I'm so sick of seeing people like this, flauting themselves around like they matter :-(

826 days ago
54.

Pat    

I'm glad Jen is suing Mia, she was flat wrong for putting her hands on her because she hadn't talked to her for a while. She should have called her if she wanted her door key back or simply changed her locks and got over it. Instead she let Evelyn influence her behavior of violence without realizing Evelyn has money. Which won't last if she don't get herself in check. She definitely has an anger or mental problem. She is a pretty girl but her behavior leaves a lot to be desired. Jen came from money, she has grown and like Royce just don't want to involved with the childish drama. Jen is not suing Bravo or the cast because of a Claus in the contract. Mia is not a regular, just someone trying to get noticed. And why do they even call it Basketball wives when none of them are married. The two that are talking about a marriage are marring football players. Just saying!!!

826 days ago
55.

Pat    

I'm glad Jen is sueing that chick. She went too far putting her hands on her over her not talking to her anymore. She could have called her and asked for her door key back, or simply had her locks changed. She let Evelyn influence her with her ignorant behavior not realizing Evelyn has money. But that is not going to last if she don't get herself in check. She is beautiful on the outside, but she has an anger or mental problem it seems.

826 days ago
56.

minx    

Just like the Jersey Shore and Teen Mom, ghetto & trashy. UGH

826 days ago
57.

feelicks    

evylen use to be a man, c4eck da adams apple, fake tits and man 4ands.. s4e's always mad cause of da 4ormones...

826 days ago
58.

Lyn    

Good 4 Jennifer. These women try and portray class but come across as total hoodrats... They can dress them up but they can't seem to shut them up! Especially Evelyn! It's funny how she got in Suzzy's face and Jennifer's face but she backed the F--- up when Tammy came for that A--. This show is for entertainment purposes only!!!

826 days ago
59.

K00sh    

tbh, I wish they would just do away with ALL the BBW shows, the Mob Wives, the housewives of wherever, and all the other garbage thats out. Jennifer should have saw it coming, Nia you should have saw the LAWSUIT

826 days ago
60.

qttpie    

I am so happy she has been arrest! Period. That Lawyer is twisting the truth. I have never seen Jennifer instigate any conflicts on BBW

826 days ago
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