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'Basketball Wives' Producers

Jennifer Williams' Suit Is a

HUGE Slap in Our Face

4/22/2012 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jennifer Williams
' "face-slap" lawsuit is the giant shovel digging her reality TV grave ... TMZ has learned ... 'cause we're told "Basketball Wives" producers are PISSED!

Sources close to production tell TMZ ... Williams was already on thin ice with the show -- even before her slaptastic showdown with Nia Crooks -- but now that she has filed a lawsuit ... that ice is breaking FAST.

We're told producers think the suit is BS ... claiming Jennifer never had a problem with fighting before and insist this is a desperate publicity stunt to keep her storyline interesting -- securing her a place in season 5.

But a source tells us the stunt is not working, adding, "Filing broad lawsuits when you are as much to blame for the drama, is not the way to get your contract extended."

Ouch ... now that's gotta sting.

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166.

Janet    

I can't believe that the producers are mad because she filed a suit. If and if the contract calls for if you get beat up so what, then I think she should sue the show and gladly leave. No wonder this world is in such bad shape.

873 days ago
167.

Jean    

Now, how in the hell can they (Producer) be so pissed at someone who gets slap and wants justice. That is bull ????!!!!!. And for Evelyn stating she upset because Jennifer call her assitant a bum yet she called Royce a bum and said she don't have ****. Now whats the different with Jen saying to someone and she saying it to Royce. I don't blame Jennifer sue her dumb ass.

873 days ago
168.

wisewife    

Most African American women do not behave this way. Still, if the networks were not aware that there were impressionable minds watching, the shows would air without commercials. Of course they do air with commercials because they know people with impressionable minds are indeed watching. I'm not against reality tv. I enjoy some reality shows just like everyone else, but this one in particular has taken a dark and violent turn. If we watch the shows that depict the "real" lives of the white women, there is a subtle difference. They are shown as carefree, free-spirited party girls who we watch evolve into mature, responsible, married business women. That is not the case with this show. Television is medium that has been used for generations to influence popular culture. Knowing this, is it not at least somewhat bothersome that most of the reality programs that depict African American and Latina women reflect them to be violent, shallow, self-absorbed, gold-diggers? We deserve better.

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873 days ago
169.

Lynn Boone    

I’m so through with Basketball wives. I felt that Shaunie more of a sophisticated woman then her show has become. Jennifer is a classy woman, which has Evelyn so jealous of her.
If Nia is really Evelyn’s friend then why didn’t Evelyn at least loan the baldheaded Tramp a decent wig and a better-looking outfit. Tammie will say and do anything to keep a job on the show, one minute she’s fighting with someone, and now she’s “kissing Evelyn’s ass.” Wasn’t it just a few months ago that Tammie was threatening to file a lawsuit against Evelyn?
Evelyn is the biggest mess around, she has slept with more men, and then she can count on her fingers and toes. Evelyn has never been a Basketball wife, only a “Want ‘a be.” If Evelyn’s fiancée has any intelligence he will leave unmarried to her and never look back. Evelyn is always kicking off her shoes and taking off her earrings to fight; just for someone to hold her back, one-day she won’t be saved, and will get her butt kicked, or “Go to Jail.”
Shaunie when that happens maybe your show can return to what we all expected it to be “Interesting” not the Ghetto mess that it has become. I assumed like many other’s that “Basketball Wives,” would be a reality show displaying intelligent woman with encouraging careers, and exploring various parts of the world. Many of my friends and myself will return watching “Basketball Wives,” when the show begins to head in a positive direction.

872 days ago
170.

LYNNNOY    

This is a show and evelyn know this so do shanuie, Tami, and the rest. They are showing you the best, why are you surprized. I am with Star Jones and anyone that will stand with her (it is not a black or white issue, it is a woman issue). I am a 49 year old woman and I do not want to think you are this way. Evelyn you are in the money but baby you are not, because Chad is not (DO NOT BUY CHAD ANY NAME). If I was in the way of his money, I would say no. If any team will think high of you than you should respect them, ANY TEAM SAY OCHO, IS DEAD. I am sorry you need to fade a way and be gone. Just like any show. GBY (GBY)

872 days ago
171.

Regina    

Good for you Jen...abuse of any kind is not ok. Well, if they cut you lose, I will never watch the show...this Nia and Eve and wackos, nuts, koo koo birds and act just like little kids on an unsupervised play ground. Tami & Shaunie and also very tacky and have no class to stand behind Eve and Nia. I personally think that the show has run it's course and it's time to move on...or better yet..keep it moving.

872 days ago
172.

vicki white    

I'AM GLAD JENNIFER PRESSED CHARGES SHE HAVE INCLUDED EVELYN IN THE LAWSUIT AS WELL THESE WOMAN SENT THE WRONG MESSAGE TO PEOPLE TELLING THEM IT'S OKAY TO COMMIT VIOLENCE AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON IT'S NEVER OKAY TO PUNCH SLAP KICK OR HIT ANOTHER PERSON I APPLAUD JENNIFER FOR STANDING UP AND SAYING NO .

872 days ago
173.

vicki white    

jennifer has aright to sue no one should ever feel that they have the right to put there hands on anybody personally i started off enjoying the show it was entertaintment now it has gotten out of hand evelyn is to damn old to be acting like a teenager jumping on table like a wild animal stupid hiefer the people that where married was shaunie ,tammi and jen that makes evelyn a basketball whore never married engaged for 10 years who stay engaged that damn long after a year the has no intetions of making you his wife you are his **** partner plain and simple evelyn grow the hell up shaunie and tammi stop setting people and acting like you are surprised when a fight break out suzie is a backstabbing two faced cow always pretending to be a peace maker jen is way to clssy for this show and much more mature she maynot be as pretty but her action makes her beautiful.

872 days ago
174.

vicki white    

evelyn needs to grow up who does the **** she does i'am sure her daughter must be embrassed to see her on tv being so animalistic jumping on tables like wild dog jen hsa more class than any of them she mat not have there looks but her personality makes her beauitiful.

872 days ago
175.

vicki white    

tammi the only you remin relevant is to get a pay check sat your tacky stupid old ass down or go down on some man with your no shape self looking like a tree stand.

872 days ago
176.

vicki white    

jennifer has the right to stand and say this is wrong shaunie .tammi set **** up and pretend to be surprised that it's happening give me a break evelyn grow up you are ugly with your e.t looking ass the only thing you got for you is your shape or than tht yopu are wasted goods pass around to the next bidder i feel sorry for your babies if you have any.

872 days ago
177.

kitty lane    

Seriously Keys... Please people jealousy rang clear when you slapped Jennifer for Evelyn. Jenn You did the right
thing see them in court.. Myself we would have had a brawl
because that was just blatant disrespect. Black Women Stop...
and Evelyn you look a mess whats up with your lips or is it your teeth any way.. just a Damn Mess Grow-up..

871 days ago
178.

nniasia    

jen needs to learn how to start hitting back thats why they keep going after this girl cause they know she wont do nothing

870 days ago
179.

GPSherrie    

People we have a choice, we can continue to increase their ratings by watching or take our time somewhere else. If ratings are based on grown women fighting on tv what has tv come to. Don't get it twisted Shawnie might be fighting Jennifer on screen, but she's fighting her by trying to kick her off the show instead of the bullies. Tammi gonna catch a case next. I have to wonder what their daughters must be thinking, is the money worth. To gain the word and lose your soul. They should look at themselves like we see them on tv, maybe then they can see how crazy they look. Evelyn should've tried out for that movie Planet of the apes the way she's jumping on tables.(lol). Tammi you're stating now that Evelyn now has people in her corner real friends, but then you turn around and state you're neutral you have no beef with Jennifer. That's kinda two faced isn't it. Jennifer I have your earring call me. Tammi you're a joke. Where you come from when you got slapped you fought what year was that, because grown people get locked up for that. Tammi I thought you were real, but instead of defusing the fire you throwing wood on it. Little does Evelyn know Jennifer was more of a friend than Shawnie, Nia, And Tammi. A real friend would have told Evelyn a long time ago that she's wrong to hit Jennifer, that Evelyn should have talked to Jennifer alone if she felt disrespected or hurt by something Jennifer put on a blog. Real friends talk and sometimes agree to disagree.

870 days ago
180.

Lynn    

The producers have no one to blame but themselves. They have allowed these women to run wild since the beginning. It even went as far as Evelyn throwing a bottle at a cast member. And, that was ok? Producers could have stopped the madness and they didn't. Now, they can sleep in that bed they made.

869 days ago
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