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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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61.

feelicks    

fake,fake, fake, fake,etc.......

883 days ago
62.

jeff    

"Bitch I'll slap ya so hard, I'll knock dat weave right off ya hed." Society passes their time by watching whores that got pregnant by a famous athelete? All they did was have sex with someone famous, and they get a show? The only thing stupider that them getting a show is people that would watch it. Thank god there are 200 channels now. The most shocking thing is these bitches aren't white. I'm suprised tmz posted it then. It goes against their minorities taking over agenda. Blacks, gays, etc.

883 days ago
63.

punch17    

good jen don't care id she has nothing that not the point you just can't jump and slap some ever if its a dare who give you the right and also evelyn flinging bottles suppose she did hit Kenya what would happen evelyn and her assistant are crazy bitches and shawnie is like an undercover instigator and tami is following them talk is cheap and stick and stones can break bones bur words don't do harm. I agree with you jen sue her ass she just want toshow evelyn that she has her back sueeeeeeeeeeethem

883 days ago
64.

priscilla    

jen is such a whore wat a cop caller fight your battles jen with your fake hair n fake green eye's glad nia beat her azz.

883 days ago
65.

Elroy    

Nad Evelyn are disgusting goldigging whores and Tammi has her punnishiment. Hate festers and it will kill you. GROW UP bitches! You're an embarrassement. Shaunie, FU for what you created!

883 days ago
66.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Either do some time or stop flooding the judicial system with bullisht paperwork! Jails and Prisons needs to be filled with actual nut jobs. Not people that's looking for 15 minutes of jail house fame.

883 days ago
67.

Gerri    

Using violence to express anger or settle an issue, it's the African American way, which is why our jails and prisons are highly populated with blacks.

883 days ago
68.

karlew    

I'm thinking the job posting for all of these "housewives" shows just says; Must be a crazy ass bitch.

883 days ago
69.

puddy    

This show really does explain why many of these women are EX's of basketball players.

883 days ago
70.

Melmoo    

OK Wait?! But she didn't press charges on big lip Eric Williams for throwing that drink in her face and she look like she was drowning and ****......um yeah ok.

883 days ago
71.

sheena loston    

That's good grown lady's need to learn how to act not like a high school bully mean girl club grow up act like a lady keep your hands to your self.

883 days ago
72.

chrisg    

**** these hoes.

883 days ago
73.

backfire    

Bull. A contract doesn't mean anything. Nia cannot walk over and bitch slap another person. That is a bully. Aren't we all talking about bully's in schools across the country?

883 days ago
74.

Imaflygirl    

Gerri your comment shows that just like Mia was ignorant for that fowl move. You are an ignorant A-hole.....

883 days ago
75.

audrey    

Nia is a stupid bitch. they are jealous of jen

883 days ago
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