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'Basketball Wives' Producers

Plotting Legal Action

Against Jennifer Williams

4/30/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0429_jennifer_williams_getty"Basketball Wives" producers are taking their feud with cast member Jennifer Williams to the next level ... the show's big-wigs are currently in talks to file a lawsuit against  the "BB Wife" for publicly trashing the show.

If you recall ... producers of VH1's hit series were PISSED after Williams filed a lawsuit against fellow cast member Nia Crooks after she slapped Williams in the face while taping an episode.

Now sources tell TMZ  -- producers are ready to take their own legal action after Williams went on a media rampage and blasted "BB Wives" alleging the show portrays African-American women negatively.

According to our sources, producers feel Williams' show-bashing is in violation of her contract -- which forbids cast members from doing any media appearances or press without approval, or speaking negatively about the show. We're told they feel she is "ruining the brand" they worked so hard to build.
 
Let the mudslinging begin.

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TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I've trashed this tired ass show too. I hope They don't try and sue Me.

915 days ago
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gill    

She is just speaking the truth. She was assaulted and that is supposed to be ok?

915 days ago
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jackmama311    

is garbage a brand?

915 days ago
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Jodi    

BBW do picture African-American women negatively. Jennifer is correct about that. I wish her nothing but success.

915 days ago
5.

az classy one    

She is absolutely within her rights to do so... I actually like Jen, and I think Shaunie should step up on her behalf. The female that violated her wasn't even apart of the cast, so therefore she should be held liable for allowing it to happen! Shear Ignorance!!! P.S. I liked Evelyn in the beginning but since she has teamed up with Tammy, she is pure garbage!!! Fire your Assistant and do damage control. You are engaged to Ocho Cinco for GODS sake!!! If anything, represent that!

915 days ago
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Dorothy    

Sueing Jen for bashing the show??? What about Tami for bashing the producers of the show,come on get a grip VH1, is your star Evevlyn Lozada really worth that much to you? Oh yeah, I forgot, you probably have already gone to great expense to promote her upcoming show the Ocho...

915 days ago
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Jackie    

TEAM JENNIFER. Don't cover the truth. She is right. stop portraying your own race negatively...Evelyn.

915 days ago
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Joshua    

Harvey, get the legal team to weigh in on this. It does NOT matter hat she signed in her contract because you can't sign a valid agreement that allows someone to smack your face and have no right to legal recourse. Maybe the producers can be dismissed from the suit, unless they instigated it as a storyline. Seriously though, the fake drama surrounding this stuff is a joke.

915 days ago
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My Big Salami    

TMZ if your going to report news on nobodys please include Moesha, Eric Estrada, Fabio, Right Said Fred, The Geico Caveman, Mr. Belding from "Saved By The Bell" and Lorenzo Lamas...Thanks!

915 days ago
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Virgos Very Own    

they gone sue someone for telling the truth? then they gon have to sue both Tami and Jennifer cuz Tami technically did the same thing don't believe me check sister2sisterdotcom

914 days ago
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leo    

What SUE JENNIFER...VH1 YOU ARE BECOMING A JOKE. JENNIFER WILLIAMS WAS ASSAULTED ON YOUR SHOW...AND SUE HER. THIS IS YOUR BRAND MESSAGE? IT IS OK TO ASSAULT SOMEONE? EVERY MAN AND WOMAN THAT HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS CRINGING RIGHT NOW. IT IS NOT OK TO HIT SOMEONE BECAUSE YOU FEEL ANGRY!!!!! JENNIFER HAS HEALTHY BOUNDARIES. IT IS NOT OK TO HIT SOMEONE PERIOD!!!! VH1 YOU ARE GOING TOO FAR!!! JENNIFER WILLIAMS STAY STRONG. I SUPPORT YOU 100%

914 days ago
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Dezmar    

THEY DO PORTRAY AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN BADLY!!!and her mentioning this is NOT going to destroy the shows reputation....any one who watches the show knows what its about...and people who watch it arent going to stop watching because jen speaks the truth! I would sue too! yall got security in that room and yall gonna give nia and her backwards wig enough time to walk around the table and slap her...that is ridiculous!

914 days ago
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Genjerleigh    

Good, let her get a taste of her own medicine

914 days ago
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Discretion    

What brand? They have a brand? Ok... And why does Tami get a pass for doing the same thing as Jen? Jen was defending herself in an adult manner and I would do the same. Plus like someone stated before me that girl isn't even apart of the cast.

914 days ago
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shiela    

Ok Jennifer, the show doesn't portray black woman as bad. YOU DO!!! Your own actions, all of you ladies are pieces of ****. You know you went on the show for the money. Like you never saw a reality show before... The problem is, they filmed the true you and now you don't like it...

914 days ago
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