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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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RaineeDrops    

Shaunee is one of the producters right?

Well Shaunee, Tami and Evelyn, Jennifer did not "ruin your so called brand", you all three did that on your own with your bullying, the way you encourage and promote violence and bullying and the way all three of you are verbally and mentally abusive on that show.

You three have been circling like rabid wolves, always selecting a new prey, a new cast member to victimize, etc. When Jen finally stood up and broke lose from your rabid pack of raggedy dogs, you all got mad and wanted revenge.

Jen, Royce and Keisha have more class in their litle toe then Shaunee, Tami or Evelyn could ever wish they had.

So Shaunee, Tami, Evelyn, YOU THREE RUINED your so called brand turning into the rabid animals that you three act like on that show!! Shame on you three grown adults for promoting, encouraging and participating in abusive acts of assault, violence, bullying and verbal abuse.

Typical of the ones abusing to try to put the blame on their victim for having a voice and speaking out and taking legal action against you guys to tell you ENOUGH!

You three are so narcissistic you refuse to look inward at what you three have become, it is nasty, ugly and vile.

Shame on you for displaying such awful behavior when you three all have children!

Rabid Pack of Wolves is what Shaunee, Tami and Evelyn are. That is no brand, that is gutter slime trash.

Take your immaturity and manic like behavior and seek some mental health professionals, your behavior is clinical!

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17.

Anonymous    

If you watch this trash, isn't this EXACTLY the type of cr*p you want to see?

815 days ago
18.

RaineeDrops    

Now they are trying to use legal action and a media smear campaign to bully and intimidate Jen into backing down from her lawsuit.

Don't back down Jennifer, you can have your voice! No one should assault or hit or put a finger on another person. Shaunee, Tami and Evelyn have shown their lack of character and rabid animal behavior.

Time VH1 pulls this show, I am ashamed I ever watched episodes. I refuse to support or promote violence, bullying or abuse and will never watch it again.

815 days ago
19.

Tony    

VH1..you are wrong about this. You want to sue Jennifer for standing up for herself because someone assaulted her. This is your brand? It is ok to assault someone? You went to far!. Abuse. It is not ok...LET ME REPEAT...IT IS NOT OK TO ASSAULT SOMEONE. What kind of message are you sending? For every man and woman that has been a victime of domestic violence--YOUR MESSAGE BRAND SAYS HITTING SOMEONE IS OK WHEN I FEEL ANGRY. I CRINGED WHEN I SAW THAT WOMAN HIT JENNIFER...SO I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT SHE FELT.

815 days ago
20.

UMMMMM    

Ummmm She should be sued!!!From season one the castmates on BBW assualted each other...why did she sign up for another season then???? Now that shes on the other end of the assualt she wanna contact authorities...B plzzz!!!

815 days ago
21.

Sassy    

Ruining the brand? The show just wants to get itself more attention cause nothing can ruin the plot of these reality shows. The "brand" represents grown women losing their damn minds and diving across tables like high schoolers. Everyone tunes in to see women cat fight and act a damn fool to begin with! A cast member stating some of the obvious -- keyword: some -- won't do anything except get more people to watch the cat fights. The woman portray themselves and if they decide to play it up for the cameras so they get signed for future seasons, blame them, not the producers. Though they do edit on a slant to play up the drama, these BB "wives" give the show the footage they need! Whether Black, Latin, White, Asian or multi-racial, YOU ladies give them the footage of yourselves!

815 days ago
22.

Sassy    

But I will say, all the need to put your hands on someone is disgusting. I highly doubt Jennifer really thought Nia was going to hit her. She probably thought Nia was just going to get up in her face.

815 days ago
23.

Kimberlee    

I don't feel sorry for her this woman knew what she was getting herself into from the moment the show started. She had no problem signing the contract. Now the drama has turned on you know you got morals and concern of the betrayal of black women. GTHOH with that mess! Should have been that way from the jump.

815 days ago
24.

AyeJay    

I've watched BBW before, and while I'm not black, it does portray black females negatively. Also, that ghetto Puerto Rican Evelyn, I'm assuming is the star of the show. I still don't get why it's called Basketball Wives. Evelyn is engaged to NFL player, most of them are divorced or ex-girlfriends. How does the show make any sense? You lose all credibility VH1.

815 days ago
25.

Smiley    

Suing Jen? Wow, really seriously? The producers or should I say Shaunie should be ashamed of herself for taking sides with the bullies :-( This show is a twisted view of scorned women that were formerly involved with Basketball players. Evelyn and Tami even mocked Jen by doing the salsa! How sick is that? Tami REMEMBER Evelyn screwed your ex husband, now you're her buddy? YOU need to be medicated but then again you know you have issues, that's why you're doing black couch sessions! Jen, SUE THEM!

815 days ago
26.

Joao    

VH1 is a bully. VH1 MTV and Bravo are all about exploiting folks and the folks being exploited KNOW that if they aren't being ridiculous and over-the-top they're not going to picked up for the next season. They love nothing more than portraying black women as being ghetto because it absolves white folks from their [who moi] pathology. Sadly, Black folks appear to like being trashed---they eat this sh1t up because it's ghetto [I don't get it]. VH1 talking through TMZ is just a plot to put a scare and intimidate anyone EVEN THINKING about saying the emperor has no clothes and just pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. VH1 knows that their head is going to be on the chopping block if that chick goes forward with that lawsuit [which, unfortunately, she probably won't if they dangle enough money in front of her. As for her]---while I've NEVER seen the show but can guess, don't blame VH1 for negatively portraying and exploiting you guys for acting/being ghetto, you're grown ass women, take ownership.

815 days ago
27.

KicksandGiggles    

The producers knew what they were dealing with from the beginning. These women have $ but nothing else. You play with mudd, you will get muddy. plain. simple.

815 days ago
28.

KicksandGiggles    

Portraying AA women negatively? Bunch of crap. Nobody holds a gun to these women and forces them to act the way they do. THEY portray AA women negatively by THEIR OWN actions. Yes, the show is disgusting and will always be until these so called ladies act like decent mature women.

815 days ago
29.

ManiacalZebra    

Ruining the brand? I always thought the show was trash. How could I possibly think less of it?

815 days ago
30.

Liz    

I dont think the producers are making black woman look bad. They are doing a good job themselves with this kind of behavior

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