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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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31.

feelicks    

fake,fake,fake.. drama sells, and fools w4o buy into it are suckers....look at 4ow many STUPID people still follow da fakedas4ians.... wasnt even a real slap..

851 days ago
32.

Luci    

I believe this attack was planned by Evelyn and her "Assistant." (How phoney can you get with that "assistant" title ?) Jennifer has every right to sue although anyone who works for a "Loose" woman has nothing to begin with anyway so good luck on the lawsuit, Jennifer. Proceed. Don't drop it. These skanks--- except for the new girl, Keisha) are an embarrassment. Shaunie provokes them and then she fakes embarrassment. Throw them off the tube!

851 days ago
33.

maxxeybabe    

JENN GET THE HELL OFF THAT SHOW THOSE GIRLS ARE GETTO YOU HAVE TO MUCH CLASS FOR THAT BULL S**T, EVELYN YOU TALK ABOUT EVERYBODY YOU TALKED ABOUT TAMI BUT YOU NEVA RUN UP ON HER CUZ U KNEW BETTER TRUST THAT,SO WHY U PLAYING BIG BAD WOLF WITH JENN...RUNNING ACROSS A TABLE NOW THAT STUPID YOU LOOK SO FOOLISH WHAT WAS THE POINT IN THAT,,LMAO!!JENN KEEP DRIVING THEY ASS CRAZY YOUR A HOT TOPIC ON EVELYN BRAIN ALL THE TIME...GOOD JOB JENN!

851 days ago
34.

maxine     

JENN EVELYN IS Soooooo JEOLOUS OF YOU SHES BUSTING AT THE SEEMS,WHEN YALL WAS FRIENDS ALL EVELYN DID WAS TALK ABOUT PEOPLE YALL TALK ABOUT TAMI WHEN SHE FIRST CAME ON BUT EVELYN NEVA GOT IN TAMI FACE LIKE SHE DO YOU SHE WAS SCARED OF HER,JENN ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS BUST THAT ASS 1 TIME & EVELYN WILL BACK THE HELL UP OFF YOU SHE THINK UR WEAK SHE RUNNING ACROSS THE TABLE LIKE A LIL MONKEY LOOKING STUPID WITH A GROWN ASS DAUGHTER WTF!!!! IS THE SHOW EVEN REAL YOUR BEAUTIFUL TALL AND YOU HAVE CLASS GET THE HELL OFF THAT SHOW ITS GARBAGE 4REAL...SUIT THEY ASS!!!!!

851 days ago
35.

Steve    

They create these volatile situations, and then try to blame her for seeking recourse!? She was assaulted. She has the legal right to sue. Drama is different from violence and Jennifer has NEVER fought before on this show, you have her confused with Tami, Evelyn and Royce.

851 days ago
36.

aisha2012    

please jenn will be ok ! im sure the rest of the cast are haters becouse she GOT NEW FRIENDS . OLD ASS CHILDISH CHICKS

851 days ago
37.

qttpie    

Abuse is not OK, in any Fashion! She has the legal fight to sue!

851 days ago
38.

qttpie    

if men can not beat women, why the f*ck do Producer think its ok to instigate fights for ratings. The Producer should be sued for conspiracy to promote bully and entice people to fight! This should be against the law! Domestic abuse is unacceptable.

851 days ago
39.

sandy    

first of all, the show is the one that does the editing so from they wanted us to see it is clear that jennifer was being attacked first verbally then physically. i cant blame her for sending the rest of the cast members letters from her attorney in regards to her safety and even with that they still did not protect her.... such a shame. (shame on u shanni). JENNIFER IM WIT U GURL!!! DO YO THANG. and if they dont bring her back its there loss becuz if she gets a show else i will follow.

851 days ago
40.

cscgirl111    

I think Jennifer is a lady...in the world today that isn't popular....Be a poor excuse for a REAL WOMAN is and that is what Tami, Evelyn and that Nia Crooks is a poor excuse...Thank God for the Fist Lady showing the world that black women ain't like that trash.

851 days ago
41.

Viveka    

Jen shouldn't have been hit. Of course, that is 100% wrong. But take a look at the footage. Jen was threatened and she made no effort to protect herself. Nia got up, walked around the table, walked up to Jennifer, and Jennifer JUST SAT THERE! Would you have done that? Jen goaded that crazy Nia to hit her, pretty much dared her to do it. And Basketball Wives is about a group of very angry, violent women. Were you surprised when Nia hit Jen? I wasn't. Every week somebody is threatening violence. Evelyn threw a wine bottle the week before, and was walking across the table in her bare feet to jump on Jennifer! If you're just going to sit still and let people hit you, you're going to get hit. I wonder if she let Nia slap her specifically so she could file a lawsuit. Why else would she sit still and let Nia hit her?

851 days ago
42.

j    

If she gets written off te show..we the public all will know why...and she can pull a Humphries...sue them.

None of thes fights should go un-punished on all reality shows.

Trashy people teaching young audiences that hitting is how to solve things...embarrassing and humiliating.

I say sue if they fir her for defending herself with the law.

Teach that tacky woman a lesson and the producers if neccesary.

851 days ago
43.

SImon    

I'm starting to think the 'producers' ain't that bright!!! They didn't pick up that Jennifer's letter from her lawyer which said, 'no to violence' superceded the 'you-can-hit-me' contract and NOW they're not picking up that JENNIFER DON'T CARE ABOUT THE SHOW!!!

She been telling them for WEEKS! "People change, PEOPLE GROW!" LOL!!!

They are slow!

851 days ago
44.

LTD    

Wow really?? She has ever right to defend herself against any criminal act. The chick isn't even apart of the cast. She should have sued and press charges against Evelyn too. The sad thing is the producers are missing the mark. Get rid of the foolishness, nobody wants to continue to watch people get abused and bullied!!!! I'm glad Jennifer press charges and sued. I just hope she sticks with it and say F this show. I'm sure Shaunie was the "producers" that leaked this statement anyway. Promoting and encouraging violence is NOT okay. Sign the petition! http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-evelyn-lozada-don-t-support-evelyn-lozada-s-new-show-ev-and-ocho-on-vh1

851 days ago
45.

ReaderInMI    

Vh1 is low class IF they are blaming the victim for handling a situation outside the show and from the cameras. Nia is not a cast member therefore anything in the contract she be void. Nia was fighting Evelyn battle. We wonder why bullying is such an issue amongst children... Grown adults are paid to bully. If Jennifer is gone so am I. I am sick of the two bullies and Shaunie billed as Mother Teresa. Funny how the latter hasn't had to argue with anyone. Jennifer I stand behind you, don't get your hands dirty - let that retained lawyer do their job. Women do not hit. Nia I suggest you should have changed your locks and kept it moving. She was just mad that Jennifer moved on from that relationship. Seem like vh1 trying to keep Evelyn by having her argue with Jen every episode. her storyline is in jepordary .

851 days ago
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