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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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46.

ingrid cosky    

The producers are now promoting violence and bullying. They should be the ones in jail along with Evelyn. Producers have a responsibility to protect their cast and the public against such heinous behavior.

853 days ago
47.

JRock    

"alleging the show portrays African-American women negatively."

It's not the show portraying African-American women negatively, it's the African-American women portraying themselves negatively.

853 days ago
48.

My 2 Cents    

I feel unless the show is MAKING them fight (which I doubt) it's their own faults. VH-1 is only shooting the bad behavior that these women are choosing to display. I'm sure there is some creative editing but all the cursing, bottle throwing, name calling, hitting and fighting is a result of the choices that the women choose to make. As a woman (and yes I'm black) they make me sick. They are only feeding into the stereotype that all black women do is fight with our necks popping and lips smacking they are a disgrace but pull the ratings so VH1 is choosing to capitalize of the foolish behavior.

853 days ago
49.

diva20    

Sorry producers jennifer didn't trash the show evelyn and shaunie did the producers want to look for a fall guy get evelyn off the show producers why don't yall do that i like jennifer, royce and tammi but the rest of the birds can go

853 days ago
50.

Andrea    

Trashing the show?!? That show is trash and it does portray women negative. All they do on there is bicker bicker bicker. Like little elementary girls who goes into the restroom and settle their disputes. I hope Evelyn jump on that table one more time and bust her @$$ doing so. Jen only spoke the truth about this show and if I were her, I would get away from it fast before it ruins the career she is trying to pursue.

853 days ago
51.

catherinetorres    

Thats BS they suing jennifer i guess it shows they condone violence if they do sue her.. hey jen had a point her face is her work she has a cosmetic line to sale.. shanie should be ashamed of herself ... i was lmao when jen said put a number on her and let her run the track she needs to make a shirt now like evelyn did that was classic

853 days ago
52.

JoJo    

Leave Jennifer alone! It is bad enough that she has to deal with that rabid psyco bitch Evelyn and now she can't fight her own battle getting her wannabe basketball wife assistant involved. The producers of the show should have stepped in and taken action against Evelyn a long time ago, because they failed to protect the other cast members from her antics now they are getting what they deserve!

853 days ago
53.

Jen    

They're just angry that people are signing a petition on change.org to boycott the spin off show featuring Evelyn Lozada. Jennifer is right about the show, it's a dsgrace!

853 days ago
54.

MIGHTY WRIGHT    

this show does protray black women as cussing,gold diggers,fighting and out of control.this brand needs to be taken off the air.there is to much violence.

853 days ago
55.

Whome?    

Jen should worry about the potential lawsuit. The Truth is a total defense.
just show the judge/jury the "slap" episode. Case closed and Jen should get her attorney's feed paid as well. The show has strayed far from where it began. It is a trouble image for AA women.

853 days ago
56.

Sandy    

I think its sad that the show is condoning that gorl slapping Jennifer! I am no Jennifer fan but will never condone anyone hitting anyone. The show is sending the wrong message./ Shame on Shannee.

853 days ago
57.

michelle    

Oh Jennifer, you didn't have to say a word. The viewers already know the "reputation" this show has. Karma bites the azzes of ALL. Karma in motion folks!

853 days ago
58.

Renee Jones    

So they want Jenn to sit there while these other nothing ass Bitches put their hands on her over and over again....Oh Hell NO..............

853 days ago
59.

LuluB    

This is all completely false and misleading information, fed to TMZ by Evelyn's desperate publicist! Any COMPETENT journalist can contact VH1, in fact any readers of this false information, can contact VH1 and verify that this is completely false and inaccurate information. Guess TMZ must be getting desperate for stories, that they forgot to VERIFY this information before reporting it.

853 days ago
60.

Honeybee60    

The producers should be sued for producing a show that features ghetto-acting women!

853 days ago
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