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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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46.

petersonangela    

BBW producers are full of it. This Nia isn't a cast member. Clearly they allowed her in the scene so she could assault the girl. We have NEVER seen Nia before. This is drummed up by Evelyn and Shaunie. Although Shaunie is the producer, she's SHADY!! This isn't junior high, Jennifer doesn't have to be their friends and stay under their thumb all the time.

822 days ago
47.

Brit    

I really don't see the purpose of Jennifer even pressing charges against this girl . First of all people are missing the point ... Jennifer used this girl then cut her off beacause her and Evelyn don't speak anymore. I think that in itself was wrong causing Nia to react . I in no way agree with violence but Jennifer is not the same girl that she was before and she is changing for the worse . When you are genuinely someones friend you should just be there for them , Period .

822 days ago
48.

myopinion    

Jennifer has always thought she was too good, this season she is worse and might I add extremely boring....Kick her OFF!!!!

822 days ago
49.

Sunset    

Doesn't this woman know that wearing fake colored contacts makes her look like a f*cking reptile?! Everyone knows that only hoodrats sport that crap.

822 days ago
50.

Alan Co    

In an interview with the breakfast club morning show at the beginning of the season (search youtube for it, Jenn says that she did not get up because there were two security guards right behind her. She did not think that they would let Nia get anywhere near her.

I'm on Jennifer's side with this one. TMZ's "sources" are clearly Evelyn and Shaunie. In an interview with another website near the beginning of the season, Evelyn says exactly what these so-called sources are saying-- that Jennifer keeps trying to start drama because she does not have a storyline for the show and that without the drama with Evelyn, Jennifer would be irrelevant, so she keeps it up so that she can stay on the show. This "excuse" screams immaturity. Now anyone who has watched this season knows that Evelyn is the one starting drama with everyone else, including Jenn. Evelyn never matured beyond high school, which makes since b/c she never graduated. Jenn's family has money. The friends that her castmates are jealous of have money, so there is no reason for them to agree to be on the show to enhance Jennifer's storyline. Jennifer has a life outside of the show; she knows that everything does not have to be a storyline. Evelyn starts drama on the show because SHE is the one with no other source of income besides what is in between her legs. Without the show, she is the one who would be irrelevent. Also, of course Ev's family and friends would agree to be on the show. They live in the projects (which they cannot help; i am not ragging on them because of it) so, yes, they would appear in order to earn a check for a couple of episodes.

The main difference between the two of them is that if Jenn were not on the next season of the show, she would be ok financially. She could leave the show with most mature viewers on her side of the issue. Her brand would not be hurt at all. She would be an assett to ANY business venture that she would pursue. I actually think that Jenn's plan was to wrap up every bit of drama that she had in order to leave without any problems. All season long she has been saying that she is trying to stay drama-free. It is like she watched herself in the past seasons and realized that she did not like what she saw. She actually LEARNED from her past behavior. This season, when anyone tries to bring drama, she doesn't go along with it. For example, she does not take the bait when Susie, Tami, Keisha, and Royce try to make it seem as if Kenya is stalking her. She will not allow them to isolate (form of bullying) Kenya from everyone on the show. She is being the anti bully this season. It is refreshing. Evelyn is only known for fighting with EVERYONE except Shaunie (which is because Shaunie signs the checks)and for being loose. She is getting too old to be a jump off so she is trying to marry 85 even though he told her and the whole country on national TV that he was going to cheat on her.

822 days ago
51.

The Neko Nation    

Does anyone actually watch this garbage except for uneducated morons and ghetto losers?

822 days ago
52.

Helene    

Shame on Shaunie and the producers for believing that ANYONE has to tolerate physical abuse under ANY cir***stance.
Evelyn/Tami/Nia think bullying other females is kewl and yet we have kids/people committing suicide all the time because they are being bullied. I don't watch Basketball Wives thinking they are going to be perfect people, but c'mon..do you have to act like the lowest common element of society to feel like you have a good show?

Kudos to Jennifer for hitting back in a grown up manner, not the childish ghetto way that one hopes to grow past as a successful adult. If it costs her a spot on the show, I won't watch it again because its just BS to say that someone has to endure abuse to stay employed.

822 days ago
53.

fifi    

What a load of cr@p. She should sue - just because one is on tv doesn't mean one should have no recourse when publicly attacked. She was hit for god's sake! That is not acceptable & that nasty piece of work who did it should pay.

822 days ago
54.

Shay88#    

They got life twisted. So it's ok for Nia to slap Jenn, but it not ok for Jenn to sue. Screw that if I was Jenn I would still sew her ass. Shaunnie, Tami and Evenlyn ass now damn well if somebody would have slapped them they woulda did the same thing.

822 days ago
55.

Beverly    

I wish everyone would just stop watching the stupid ass show cause if you don watch then maybe it will go away!!!!!!!!!why do we care about chad and Evelyn wedding people get married everyday !!!!!!
It a non m------f------g factor!!!!!! If Jen is of the show I will start a petition for everyone in my city to boycott these bitches are crazy...... Keep your head up Jen you made the right desision to be friends with nene leeks she will get a bitch told in a lady like way

822 days ago
56.

nikki    

those of you saying she is wrong for pressing charges sound ignorant as hell. regardless of anything else, violence is wrong. and just because some people think its ok to lash out and hit people, it doesnt make it right. these are grown ass women, and the last thing we need to be teaching our kids is that its ok to hit someone b/c we dont like what they said.

822 days ago
57.

Kashmommy    

That's bs. Sounds like the producers are just as delusional as it's animalistic cast. If I were Jen, they wouldn't have to wait on me to sign anything. I would just quit! Who wants to work with or for someone that is not on your side, and clearly, by the comments made by show producers, they are siding with "wrong?" Jennifer, quit the show and watch the ratings drop. People like drama, but we also wanna see class. Who wants to tune in every week to see someone getting bullied all the time? Don't worry Jen, you will be offered your own show in due time. Screw Basketball Wives.

822 days ago
58.

Luci    

Where the heck did that ugly skank come from? Big Jen should have beat her to the ground, and then press charges against her for starting the brawl. Grown women fighting like alley cats. Aren't some of these women college educated? Drop outs? Never heard of any of them.

822 days ago
59.

Luci    

Jennifer is a huge gal. I believe she could take on the whole gang of them at once, but why didn't she bring a suit against Eric when he threw a drink on her? He has more money that this other skank.

822 days ago
60.

bagladey    

It's obvious that Jen doesn't care about their contract if she's suing. Good for her.

822 days ago
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