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'Basketball Wives' Nia Crooks

It's Jennifer's FAULT

She Got Slapped!

6/16/2012 4:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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If you get smacked in the face on reality TV, it's your own damn fault ... this according to "Basketball Wives" star Nia Crooks in her response to a lawsuit by a fellow cast member.

If you recall, "BB Wives" co-star Jennifer Williams filed a suit against Crooks -- claiming she suffered emotional distress and mental anguish after being hit upside the head on an episode of the VH1 show.

Now Crooks has fired back at the "face-slap" lawsuit -- claiming that Williams brought the slap on herself by the way she behaved.

In court docs filed by Crooks' lawyer, Javier Solano, she claims the slap was "caused in whole or in part by the culpable conduct, carelessness, contributory negligence or assumption of risk of [Williams]." In other words, Williams is just as much to blame for getting herself smacked.

Crooks also says Williams' injuries are bogus and is asking the judge to dismiss the suit entirely.

FYI -- in case you forgot the epic face-slap, you can re-live it here.



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31.

Demi    

Here is the " mistery ": assault caught on tape, victim injured and no arrest. Why is that ? Who is having the pull?

805 days ago
32.

Kiera Mosley    

Jennifer gets on my nerves. Nia said.."what? do you need to be slapped in the face to wake up?" and what did Jennifer say? "yea, I wish you would"
Jennifer brought that on herself. trying to act all big and bad. And then when she did get smacked, she wants to run to her lawyers. She should have never said yes. So i'm with Nia on this one. Jennifer did this to herself.

805 days ago
33.

Elle    

U can't take the hood out of some people lol

805 days ago
34.

.sweetred    

first lets start by saying, who wrote those words for her i mean that ghetto acting rat does not even know how to spell the words let alone try and use them in a statement. smooches to Jennifa as the rat called her on t.v. she should be sued,Jennifer keep on ur journey and handle ur business and continue to be a lady!

805 days ago
35.

gaildeville    

VIOLENCE is never acceptable. Who ever you are. Especially in a silly reality show. I hope this wanna be, that is not even part of the show has to pay for that slap.

805 days ago
36.

Bonnie    

Is this woman crazy. She gets out of her seat walks around the table and slap a person and she believe that she is not at fault. It does not matter what Jennifer said or did as long as Jennifer did not put her hands or cause bodily injury Nia had no rights what so ever to physically touch Jennifer. I would had sued Nia myself. What are with these women who think if you say something they don't like or disagree with they have the right to hit you without conserquence. Plain madness Nia been hanging out with Evelyn and Tami to long.

805 days ago
37.

Brasil    

Just like Nia, some of you commenters can't help yourself. Why can't yall just comment on 1 woman slapping another woman in the face. But no, like the devil, the little racist always got to come out in some of yall. Turning into this black person slapped this black person. And can't take the ghetto out of people.
FYI, I can't speak for Nia but Jennifer was born into a wealthy family, she didn't just marry money she was born into money in a gated community. She had money before the show and just got a little more b/c of the show. Like really if I was in charge of TMZ I would never post yall comments. some of you got racism so in your soul that "oh look black skinned people, must be poor and ghetto." Like wtf is the ghetto, except some phrase that you heard on TV. You know my niece asked me when she was like 3. She said aunty why did you say the white man, and he's not white, b/c he's cream colored why do you say white. If she could say that 3 when now lerning more about colors, it just shows you that some of you had and have poor excuses for parents that you were never thought any better.
And a little financial tip for some of you, black people spents the most in this country, their the minorty, makes less and spents the most. If it wasn't for black peoples wallets this country would be in worse shape financially than it already is and also black people recevies the least welfare in the country. This will suprise some of the order is white, hispanic, asian, black. Ask anyone who works for the IRS.

805 days ago
38.

Brasil    

So I'm going to comment on 1 woman hitting another woman, being mixed w/ 5 races that's all I see. Nia slapped Jennifer who can't fight her way out of a paper bag, the girl never had a fight in her life, she grew up priviliged and for some reason never got into a fight and doesn't know how to fight either. Anyway Jennifer fought the only way she and her family knows to fight. The fight you w/ lawsuits. They will not put their hands on you, they just sue you.

805 days ago
39.

Jordan    

So another words is if you are on a reality tv show it is OK to break the law because you are on tv. Does that mean you are allowed to branish a gun if you work on reality tv and you don't like what somebody say's you have the right to shoot them and give the defense you were on reality TV and you should have known better.

805 days ago
40.

cass    

This Nia character is a moron.

Time to pay the piper bioootch!

805 days ago
41.

Del    

Fact is that real men and women don't hit unless getting paid, which they are. This was a slap for ratings. Who cares if the women act like trash when they bring in money to VH1. The slapper will lose and should be happy not a criminal case. Just write a check VH1.

805 days ago
42.

monique    

"reality" shows are for the STUPID

804 days ago
43.

GUEST    

LOOK LIKE MONEY TALKS, PEOPLE- THE THREE LADIES THAT WAS NOT A PROBLEM GOT CUT. WHAT DO THAT TELL YOU PEOPLE, MEANWHILE, THEY ARE JUST LAUGHING THEIR WAY TO THE BANK AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE VIEWERS.

804 days ago
44.

Elease    

Shaunie said on the reunion show that Jen shouldn't press charges, does anyone think that if Shaunie would have been slapped she would just let it go like she thinks Jen should do. Anyone of those women that say she shouldn't charge Nia would not only want justice but the other bullies would want to see charges filed.

804 days ago
45.

Real Life    

Get her Jen. Someone needs to get Tammi and Evelyn. Shaunie so bogus, all of them are trash.

804 days ago
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