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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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16.

RaineeDrops    

Sick that these women promote abuse and violence and illegal behavior.

Evelyn should have had charges against her for throwing a wine bottle (weapon)

These are not women or ladies, they are RABID DOGS!

891 days ago
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kitnplayn    

It was assault and battery. Where is your compassion for the victim, and anger towards the physical abuser? You should be outraged, you greedy mother fockers. You drips are so freaking greedy for money, that you will go to any lengths, even if it means that you are damaging the social culture of your own country. Fock you.

891 days ago
18.

Melissa lee    

Um this show needs to be cancelled period it's changed for the worst. I can't stomach these women fightening for the most immature reasons. I want to see the real luxuries of being a basketball wife not These hood rats wearing Versace.

891 days ago
19.

Smiley    

The only producer that has a problem is Shaunie since she herself has threatened to boycott the reunion. Most of the ladies seem to side with the bullies of the show. They seem t hate Jennifer because she is trying to move on past the cattiness/pettiness she may have once been involved in. It's called GROWING UP and these sad excuses for females should try it sometimes. Eve and Nia act like scorned women towards Jen! Perhaps they pissed at Jen because what she said about them is really FACT!

891 days ago
20.

CHERYL JON    

With the rash of children being bullied and as a result commiting suicide,and increase in the amount of videos of young women fighting being shown on the web,it would seem that VH1 would take a stand against this behavior.Shaunie and co.are far to old to act in this manner.If Evelyn is indeed getting married this summer,plan your wedding instead of jumping across tables.And to that point what team,or company would want a player with that sort of baggage?Chad either rain in your supposed fiance or walk(if you value your brand).Jennifer throughout this whole season has shown herself to be a true lady.Sometimes the money isn't worth it.As a matter of fact she could approach Oprah and do an interview.That would really piss Shaunie,the girls and VH1 off(don't forget the TammyFaye Bakker mascara the one that runs down your cheeks as you cry).

891 days ago
21.

Drk Gntlmn    

The show is nothing but TRASH. I can't stand fake ass biotches like Shawnee, Tami, and Evelyn. I agree, they are bullies and all the money they make can't buy them an ounce of class. Eve should just marry Chad who sleeps around just like she does so she can STFU already. That wh0re needs a muzzle.

891 days ago
22.

Jodi    

That may be true but why would anyone want to stay on a reality show when they are getting slapped and/or drinks thrown in their face all the time. I hope Jennifer wins this suite.. The entire show is filled with nothing but fighting hoodrats anyway so I don't know why the producers are so upset about her lawsuit.

891 days ago
23.

Jodi    

Oops...meant "I hope Jennifer wins this lawsuit".

891 days ago
24.

Pattycake    

I would not have let Nia get that close to me, when she got up out of her seat I would have been ready for her butt... the production people should NEVER let one put their hands on another.... even when Evelyn tossed the wine bottle she should have be kicked off the show....someone could have been seriously hurt...and all for ratings..... U SHOULD BE ASHAME OF YOURSELF

891 days ago
25.

Genjerleigh    

Jennifer hasn't added anything to the show this season since she's alienated the whole cast. Jennifer doesn't need to be on the show

891 days ago
26.

Pattycake    

the producers should not have let it get that far.... it's one thing to argue and another to put your hands on someone........boo for the producers and show.... U can argue all U want but don't put your hands on me.

891 days ago
27.

Pattycake    

Jennifer needs medication........... and Shaunie should be ashame of herself to let it get that far....what classy ladies

891 days ago
28.

Jim    

So in other words, the tv show supports physical abuse. I think that shows their true colors. Their sponsors need to know that they support physical abuse. They might not feel the same way.

891 days ago
29.

Philly    

I wasn't even aware this was a show. What the hell do people watch?

891 days ago
30.

2critical78    

I have to roll Jen on this one! The show is breeding drama and women who are mentally unstable should not being able to get tv shows with their own story line. I'm surprised nothing worse has happened where is Dr. Phil when they need him. Jen get out run fast as you can, bullying, physical abuse is never ok for money or ratings for a network!

891 days ago
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