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'Basketball Wives'

Olive Branch In

B*tch Slap Lawsuit

7/19/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Basketball Wives" star Nia Crooks is finally off the hook for bitch-slapping her VH1 co-star Jennifer Williams ... because Jennifer is officially dropping her lawsuit.

TMZ broke the story ... Williams filed a lawsuit against Crooks ... claiming she suffered serious injuries and psychological damage when Crooks belted her across the face back in January.

Fortunately, the smack was caught on tape and aired on the VH1 reality show. Classic.

But earlier this month, Williams decided to abandon her lawsuit ... and filed court docs to end the legal war forever.  Sources say there was no settlement -- Jennifer simply decided not to move forward.

A rep for Jennifer tells TMZ she is "already dealing with her difficult divorce and did not feel that it was necessary to continue to pursue civil action.”

Nia’s lawyer Javier Solano tells TMZ, “We have always maintained that the frivolous lawsuit brought by Jennifer Williams was nothing short of a last-gasp attempt to maintain her dwindling relevance on the 'Basketball Wives.'"

"Nia is happy to put this issue behind her and start looking ahead to work on her own career."

47 COMMENTS

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1.

Nostradamus    

Evolve already.

637 days ago
2.

Marvin     

Screw a ball player. Get on TV.. Sad

637 days ago
3.

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637 days ago
4.

oink    

Nia is just a 5 cent hooker

637 days ago
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ThirdFromTheLeft    

Don't these reality show wives sign waivers to the effect that they will face a certain level of violence and public humiliation?
Kinda' like signing on to the show Wipe-Out and then complaining you got wet.

637 days ago
6.

Lauren    

hey Nia, when you slap someone for your 5 second cameo on tv and then get sued and call it "frivolous" you look desperate for more attention. get your job back at Taco Bell so you can buy a wig that looks remotely like HAIR!

637 days ago
7.

Eclectica    

I can't believe that Nia’s lawyer said that was a frivolous lawsuit.

637 days ago
8.

rjinsd    

Wow - that dude in the sunglasses is UGLY!

637 days ago
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NYANIMALLAWYER    

The Court might consider it a "frivolous" lawsuit and award legal fees to the Defendant(s). Generally, in the U.S., we have the "American System" where each party, even winners, pay their own legal fees. There are a number of exceptions, of course, but most of them entail getting refunded one's fees after sucess (like Disability Discrimination under the ADA). What people don't realize is that there are lots of frivolous, as well as meritorious, suits that don't go far because of the need to come up with fees (and even the court's filing fees exceed $300) and the omnipresent threat by the Defendant to go after the Plaintiff(s) for fees. I d/k about this suit but, for example, in NY, gone are the days one gets tapped from the idiot tailgating behind you in a car and claims "ooh my back" and gets an almost guaranteed settlement.

637 days ago
10.

peoplearesilly    

Stupid show and stupid bitches. I'd be so embarrassed to be like any of them. Do they have no class? These stupid shows amaze me. I can't even believe people are so pathetic in real life.

637 days ago
11.

Gridiron    

Olive branch met by being spat in the face. That's why I don't watch any of these uneducated violent hood rats. Just a bunch of ratchet chicken-heads in fancy Loubitons and hair weaves. Why basketball players gravitate to airheads like these may help explain why so many of them end up paying through the nose for unwanted children and broke within five years of retiring from the league.

637 days ago
12.

Poohsie    

WOW...that lawyer is a jackass, sometimes saying nothing is better....if I was Jennifer I would refile....

637 days ago
13.

bubblezzz    

Maybe that hood rat will learn to keep her hands to her self! With that horrid wardrobe she should have been embarrassed to even get on the show!

637 days ago
14.

DopeLikeCoke    

These reality shows need to be banned from TV. I guarantee watching them will cause the loss of brain cells.

637 days ago
15.

marsin    

ghetto

637 days ago
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