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'Basketball Wives' Producers

Plotting Legal Action

Against Jennifer Williams

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

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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As I have said before Jenn is full of bs. It was ok for HER to laugh, giggle and instigate other ppls fights when she and Evelyn was friends but now that she is the victim she is embarrassed and want to bash the show and producers. She signed a contract and should suffer the consequences. Im not condoning violence but she did technically ask for the beating she received. I have no sympathy for a person such as herself.

874 days ago


The show was trashed when they allowed Evelyn and Tammy run around like some weave wearing hyena's and fight like dogs every week and think it's cute! They think it's okay to threaten and smack someone each time you see them? NOPE! And that ghetto Nia should have atleast bought a descent outfit before she got on national tv and made an azzz out of her ghetto self!

874 days ago


More reason for me not to watch this show. I hate everything these low life producers stand for.

874 days ago


I loved Jen last year but she got "famous" because of the show and lets face it, fighting is the main reason we all watch the show and Jen knows that Ev is a friend and would never have attacked her if not for Jen and her big mouth, Nia had no right to slap her but she had ample time to kick off her pumps and not sit but stand up and fight back, did she sue Eric who treated her like s--- and threw water in her face? Suck it up Jen, its what you signed up for, have you ever watched bad girls club? the majority of them are girls who give white girls "a bad name".

874 days ago


Royce talked about this show and they never sued her! They are full of it. They just want Jennifer to be assaulted, bullied and just take it lying down. I hope she counter-sues them for harrasement!!!!!

874 days ago


Royce talked about this show and they never sued her! They are full of it. They just want Jennifer to be assaulted, bullied and just take it lying down. I hope she counter-sues them for harrasement!!!!!

874 days ago


These women are grown ass adults, yet behave as animals. Evelyn, flying across that table, barefoot, to go after Jennifer. The absolute worst was Tami slugging Meaka in Italy. Disgusting. Tami is a low-life, and it's becoming clear that Evelyn is too.
Shaunie keeps her hands clean, but she could put a stop to the violence, and if it happens, let it stay on the cutting room floor. And get rid of the batterers. This show claims to be against violence. Well violence isn't just a man against a woman. It comes in many forms. It will be a miracle if Tami and Evelyn's daughters don't become hitters. Hitting other women, boyfriends, husbands, kids; takes on many forms. What terrible examples. These women belong in the zoo because they act like animals, and I include Shaunie in that. She brings on new cast members with the sole reason to violate them, either with physical or verbal abuse.


874 days ago


Really! Come on VH1...this leads me to believe that you KNEW that Broke Bum Nia was going to slap Jennifer. So, let me get this straight VH1, and I want to be crystal clear, you are condoning Jennifer being slap; and now you are going to sue Jennifer who will not allow another person (who by the way is NOT a member of the cast) to slap them...and once Jennifer sued Broke Bum, oops sorry, Nia she is the bad person..oh ok!

874 days ago


Jennifer is right...the show is a terrible portrayal of black women. Jennifer is climbing the ladder of success beyond "Basketball Wives" and the other raggedy ass women are going to always going to be just that... lol Jennifer, Suzie and Shawny were the ONLY wives on that show...everyone else are iether baby mamas, ex-fiances that never made it to the altar, dancer's or groupies... lets be real...

874 days ago


They ain't sued Shaunie for trashing the show. She's not the only producer. I don't even know how much weight she pulls in the editing room.

874 days ago


Shaunie is one of the so-called producer's and in for the money only. I disrespect her for this.

874 days ago


I think that is rather unfair. This chick slapped Jennifer. Why would the producer's uphold that kind of abuse. That is why my family and I stopped watching the show. My duaghter just happend to hit the channel when this chick was slapping Jennifer. I hope and pray that Jennifer can a hihgh-powered legal team to protect her. We stopped watching the show because it did protray African-American women in a negative way. We as a race has enough racists challengers to overcome. Unfair!!!!!!!!!!!!!

874 days ago


She shouldn't have been stupid enough to sit there and let someone walk up on her to assult her.

874 days ago


How stupid is she to sit there and allow someone to walk up on her and assult her?

874 days ago


Shaunie is one of the so-called producer's. She sits back and collects the "money". How low can she get

874 days ago
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