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Jennifer Williams Readies PRESS CONFERENCE To Announce Lawsuit Against Nia Crooks For SLAPPING HER UP On "Basketball Wives'

This ish just gets more trifling.  After Jennifer Williams suffered a big slap to the face--literally--by Evelyn Lozada's good friend/assistant Nia Crooks on a recent episode of "Basketball Wives," Jen kept to her word and filed a lawsuit.

 

Now she's having a press conference in New York tomorrow to discuss the criminal & civil court filings.  Deets inside...

On a recent episode of "Basketball Wives," Evelyn's assistant and friend, Nia Crooks, offered up a huge slap to Jen's face during a heated argument while the ladies were on a trip to the horse races.  So huge that Jen is filing a few lawsuits against her citing assault and battery.

Lucid Cosmetics owner Jen said previously, after this slap was seen months ago on a super trailer for this season of "Basketball Wives," that she would be taking legal action against Nia R. Crooks.  And based on the press release from her attorneys we just received, she's keeping that promise.

Thursday (4/19) at 11am, at the law office of Rubenstein & Rynecki in Brooklyn, Jen & her civil attorney Sanford Rubenstein Esq will address the civil lawsuit filed in Supreme Court New York County.  Her criminal attorney, Sabrina Puglisi, will address the status of the criminal complaint filed by Jennifer in the state of Florida.

Jennifer's attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, stated about the suit which will be filed both civilly and criminally:

"This civil complaint is being filed by Jennifer Williams to hold Nia Crooks accountable civilly for the assault and battery which took place on the episode of Basketball Wives which aired the evening of April 16th 2012. A criminal complaint filed by Jennifer Williams is presently under investigation by the office of the States Attorney in Florida".

Assault and battery of any kind is wrong and the lawsuits are indeed warranted.  But do we need a whole press conference about the filings though?  I mean, really.

Check out video of the slap heard around the reality tv world from the April 16th episode below (35:00 minute mark):

 

Photo credit: Jesse Ward for New York Daily News

 

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Please Jenn... take your

Please Jenn... take your Kermit the frog voice somewhere and find something better to do with yourself. It's shameful how your are educated and entertain this mess, nonetheless, I love to watch.
Anonymous's picture

Hilarious. A 'press

Hilarious. A 'press conference'? Really???? Should I expect it to be broadcast on CNN? This is one big minstrel show... it's an embarrassment. And no Jen is not the CLASSY one... no one who would ever appear on this show could be considered 'classy'.
Anonymous's picture

YES...REMEMBER WHEN JEN STEP

YES...REMEMBER WHEN JEN STEP TO THAT "GROUPIE" GIRL IN A MIAMI NIGHT CLUB FOR SO CALLED MESSING WITH HER HUSBAND OR KNOWING HIM...THAT GIRL OH YEAH… JEN CALLED HER PLASTIC SURGERY! WELL “PLASTIC SURGERY” COULD HAVE SUED JEN FOR THE NAME CALLING, ASSUMPTIONS, AND THREATS OF BODY HARM BUT THE GIRL DIDNT! JEN NEEDS TO THINK REAL HARD WHEN TRYING TO SUE SOMEONE...HITTIN IS WRONG BUT COME.. JEN DID A LOT OF THREATENIN AND HARM TO PPL WHEN HER EVELYN WAS BEASTIE
Anonymous's picture

not so bright...... you can

not so bright...... you can sue someone for defamation of character, NOT name calling or assumptions.....no matter what is going on stay CLASSY, as you an see class beats trash everytime.
Anonymous's picture

No!!! Jennifer has every

No!!! Jennifer has every right to sue that girl, she needs to learn a lesson. You don't just go up and slap another woman for no reason at all, they're not school girls anymore. Jennifer needs to sue Evelyn as well for harassment.
No ma'am's picture

*Giving my disclaimer as I

*Giving my disclaimer as I step up on my soapbox*: Let me preface my 2 cents by saying I watched 1 season of BBWs and stopped because I found it disgraceful. But of course, due to the hype and the blogs I saw the clip of what went down and I have some familiarity with the cast.* That being said...I appreciate how Jen is handling this but I don't have any respect for her either. She's all weaved out and fake too, and until she and Evelyn stopped speaking Jenn was always laughing & giggling whenever *other* ppl were insulted or hit on camera. Pot meet kettle. While I'm fab & try to be friendly & keep it classy with everyone too, AIN'T NO WAY some bald-edge-eagle bitch would slap me without me throwing a few blows my damn self. I also don't appreciate how Jenn dissed Nia's 2 bedroom apt in Harlem since many BBW viewers live in similar situations. Watch your mouth. And I find it odd that Evelyn found THAT comment so offensive, when she and all her diamonds has yet to get her mother & sister out of their lil tick-tack-Family-Dollar furnished home/apt as well. Not that there's ANYTHING wrong with humble beginnings, but don't judge ppl for doing the SAME thing you did: forgot where they came from. I guess Ev's mom & sis & their Goya Beans ain't fit for 'this life' either. Bunch of b.s. When they cancel this show I'm gonna have a drink!
Godiva-Diva...Re-elect Obama!!!'s picture

THIS HOW A BLACK EDUCATED

THIS HOW A BLACK EDUCATED WOMEN SHOULD ACT at ALL THE TIME!!!!
Anonymous's picture

No purple contacts on today

No purple contacts on today huhn jen...
Sékrèt's picture

If I knew where Evelyn lives

If I knew where Evelyn lives I would most def see her, give her a REAL beat down not the fabricated ones she attempts to make.....I would stomp her silly, Jen is not only classy but righteous, productive and an impeccable human being. Go Jen all the way to the bank and sue them classless hoes....jen keep your a$$ up and for head down and be careful you may pop a FAKE titty
Anonymous's picture

oooops EVILYN keep your a$$

oooops EVILYN keep your a$$ up and forehead down
Anonymous's picture

It's amazing how Tami and

It's amazing how Tami and company were shocked that Jen said that she would sue if she was physically assaulted, as if that's not the history of the show. And then what happens, some unknown girl Nia turns around and hits her. You can't possibly think its okay to hit people because you have a disagreement.
...'s picture

They claim neutrality but

They claim neutrality but it's clear Tami and Shaunie have both sided with Evelyn. Jen had reason to serve them all with papers. Tami and Shaunie have both smiled and smirked while Jen has been 'assaulted' by Ev. This Nia chick is especially crazy and ignorant. And, Ev crying like she's never talked about somebody being broke...it's all she does. Tami, Shaunie, Ev and stupid a$$s Nia seem really jealous of Jen.
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VH1 and Shaunie O'Neal have

VH1 and Shaunie O'Neal have something to deal with. I'm surprised that there was not a " no-hit" clause already in their contracts??? REALLY?? Who in their right mind would allow someone to continue to hit them. I don't blame Jennifer Williams. Do whatever you have to do. Show hoodrats how it's done in the real world. I know they hope they get Judge Maybelline!! BOBBAY BOBBAY!! *rolling on the floor laughing*
Here it is's picture

A "no-hit" clause?! Did you

A "no-hit" clause?! Did you not see THR (Tami Hoodrat Roman) beat Meeka Claxton's face to a pulp last season?!
To each HER own's picture

I'm so over Evelyn with her

I'm so over Evelyn with her pig faced dentures wearing arse. She coerced that money with the wig on to confront Jen for those keys to her 2br apt. Somebody thought they were going to get a come up, but sorry boo your 5 mins was over when you started Monkey with the wig on.
Anonymous's picture

She need to sue them ratchet

She need to sue them ratchet birds who bugs out over because someone doesnt hang with them anymore besides 8th grade girls. Jen came to the race to have a good time it was Nostrils O'Neal and company that started all of this, so what Jen brought a letter saying anybody touches me I'm suing. Thats what yall get for instigating all these setups,and so what she talk about her apt you slap somebody best believe all your cards are going to be pulled. Hit me and I'm clowning were you stay at,your momma stay at,your old gym teacher in high school stay at lol. Good luck with the suit Jen although all your probably going to get`is 3 comb over wigs from Sally's Beauty Supply Store and an entire wardrobe that consist of Dots and Rainbow.
sportstalk23's picture

This comment right

This comment right here...made my day. Thank you!
anon's picture

I'm through with Evelyn's pig

I'm through with Evelyn's pig faced dentures having arse. She started this whole thing. She coerced that monkey with the wig on to confront Jen apt keys for her 2br apt. I wish I was on the show b/c I would really give Evelyn a good old-fashioned beatdown.
Anonymous's picture

Out of all the BBW my

Out of all the BBW my favorite is Jen.. She has such class about herself. I'm giving my opinion about her: her new friends and new fame is bringing a threat to the other BBW.. Evelyn needs angry management classes. She's too outrageous and out of control. You get made when Jen says something about Chad. Then you turn around and tell him about leaving his female friends alone cause you're about to get married. Really Ev you can't make Chad be committed only to you. He has to have the heart for that. I really hope Jen leaves BBW she has too much class for all that drama and player hating. To say you ladies dress, drive, and look classy. You all actions, cursing, and drama makes you look UGLY!!! Leave the show Jen hook up with NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey and Marlo on ATL Housewives..
Just saying's picture

Out of all the BBW my

Out of all the BBW my favorite is Jen.. She has such class about herself. I'm giving my opinion about her: her new friends and new fame is bringing a threat to the other BBW.. Evelyn needs angry management classes. She's too outrageous and out of control. You get made when Jen says something about Chad. Then you turn around and tell him about leaving his female friends alone cause you're about to get married. Really Ev you can't make Chad be committed only to you. He has to have the heart for that. I really hope Jen leaves BBW she has too much class for all that drama and player hating. To say you ladies dress, drive, and look classy. You all actions, cursing, and drama makes you look UGLY!!! Leave the show Jen hook up with NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey and Marlo on ATL Housewives..
Just saying's picture

I hope she sues Evelyn for

I hope she sues Evelyn for hitting her the purse. This is crazy. Jennifer needs to sue Evelyn as well. Women should act like women and not like animals. She on a table with an expensive dress. Evelyn looked like a stupid animal. She needs to cool out. The rest of the women need to stop letting this crazy ish happen. There just sitting there.
Donyale 's picture

This message is for Shaunie.

This message is for Shaunie. How can you sit back and allow this type of behavior to take place under your "name". I think that this is horrible. You having young children and seeing the rising suicide rates among young people due to bullying. I really wish that you ladies would stop the maddness and realize that you will reap what you sow. I can not stress how the behavior of the old affects the young. Please people stop supporting these tv shows that put us all in a bad light and tell our children that it is okay to bully and beat on people. Hit them where it hurts in the pocket.
BAM's picture

I must have been the only one

I must have been the only one who heard Evelyn asking her assistance to pass her… her purse in a rude manner.. “pass me my purse” in a rude manner ..oh well
CASHIN' OUT 's picture

Although i think a press

Although i think a press conference is a little extra, its fitting for uneducated females who think that you can just randomly slap people.
mel's picture

Jen played her cards right.

Jen played her cards right. She let them heaux know that if anyone put their hands on her, they would be getting sued. That's why Shaunie and Tami were all "shocked". Fake as $2 bills! And Nia got set up, Ev knew Jen would sue her ass, so she had Nia No Edges do the dirty work for her. And the crying over the 2bd comment? Girl weren't you just making fun of Kenya's weave and kitten heels?! FAKE!
Anonymous's picture

LMAO @ "Nia No Edges" You are

LMAO @ "Nia No Edges" You are going to get me kicked out of this library!
To each HER own's picture

SUE HER AZZZZZZZZ! this

SUE HER AZZZZZZZZ! this ghetto azz, trifling, hood rat behavior that makes us look like nothing but a bunch of angry, hostile and out of control black women has got to stop! take EVERYTHING she's got, including that hot flaming mess of a wig she had on. and what the hell was evelyn doing hopping across the table like my grandma?!! ughh, they disgust me!!!!
EACH1TEACH1's picture

Im glade she is filing the

Im glade she is filing the lawsuit! Evelyn and Nat need to get hit where it hurts the most! In there wallets!!! Jennifer has kept to herself the whole season because of her business deals and divorce! She isnt a ghetto chick and didnt want no drama with grown as women! She has the right to sue! I hope she cleans out all her accounts!
Anonymous's picture

lmfao at that the fact that

lmfao at that the fact that this young man is so steam pressed because he was bitch slapped by Arthur's lil sister DW. Jen have 3 seats boo! I don't agree with Safari's actions but be that as it may a press conference is just another way to confirm that you're an attention whore. Don't feel bad Evelyn is too...
Anonymous's picture

First let me start by saying

First let me start by saying that I am ashamed and embarrassed that i even watch The Angry Birds of Miami. I made a vow to make this my last season but since I'm already knee deep into this season, I wanted to watch it play out between Evilene an Jennifer. Now having said that, my other points are: 1. Kudos to Jennifer for not only waking up and dropping that poser of a friend, but also standing up for herself. She may have realized late in the game that hanging with dogs will get you fleas.... but at least she realized. 2. Just as Royce mentioned in her blog (in so many words), for somebody who is supposed to be on the verge of Wedded Bliss, Evilene sure seems like a deranged, bitter, pathetic soul. She doesn't know how to communicate beyond screaming, yelling and using the word B!tch. In the words of Keisha "That's so sad" 3. The nerve of Tammi (the wannabe) and Shauni (The snake in sheep's clothing) to confront Jennifer about her warning to the entire cast/staff that if you put your hands on me you're apt to get sued! Tammi actually acts like it's her right to bully, intimidate, and/or put her hands on someone. And again just as Royce said, Shauni co-signs to all this mayhem and foolishness. Instead of telling her so called friends "It's not right to hit people because you're upset with them" she actually laughs with them and thinks its cute. Wonder if it will be so cute when one of her children is arrested for assault due to their lack of understanding that you can't go around hitting people. 4. As far as this Nia person, I'm glad her a$$ is being sued. Just because you see monkeys swing in a tree doesn't mean that you should try to do it. Let this be a lesson that your 5 minutes on camera will cost you more than you imagined. 4. As for Evilene. Seek therapy. You get mad because you're a known Ho in the industry but then show the world that Chad Johnson can put his Johnson down wherever he wants as long as he tells you first..... Girl Bye! You are so thirsty to become a Mrs. before you start to really age and look like a the orangatang that you will eventually look like that its pathetic. You need help. 5. As for Shaunie, she is the fakest of them all. Nice haircuts and clothes does not make class Shaunie. You can learn from Jennifer. Just because you pretend to be above the fray in all of this recklessness from week to week doesn't mean the public is buying it. We see right through you.
Anonymous's picture

well stated!! agree on all

well stated!! agree on all points. i don't watch much reality tv but this show captured me because i know some the 'husbands' connected to these...females. this show is damaging...at best.
NYCbuttafly's picture

I have never been a regular

I have never been a regular viewer of the show but do see the trailers for coming episodes. From what I have seen and heard it seems to be out of control. Maybe with this woman taking legal action some of this madness will stop. I get the reality show draw and I understand everyone has a hustle but when you start putting your hands on people that's when the real reality starts. I hope it will be a lesson to any other wannabe's, you can have a successful show without a lot of drama. We have enough drama in our lives without looking at a bunch of women who's only claim to fame is the men they slept with. In fairness, if any of these "reality show" characters have more going on, it's overshadowed by their actions and is seldom the focus of any show.
LIFE's picture

Very well analysed!

Very well analysed!
Errors galore....'s picture

Great assessment! Long but

Great assessment! Long but well said, I totally agree on all points! And Jennifer just woke all of their asses up, that's for sure. LMAO! Let's see if badass Tami or like you say "Evilene" (ha, ha, good one) will try to fight now! Classy move Jen -- kudos.
Anonymous's picture

I Concur, WELL SAID!!!!!!!

I Concur, WELL SAID!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Well said! I agree with

Well said! I agree with everything that you said. You are a wise woman indeed.
Queenie's picture

A bit l long but very well

A bit l long but very well said. *applause*
Opinion's picture

I'm mad you wrote a damn

I'm mad you wrote a damn thesis tho...
Anonymous's picture

Ummm do you even know what a

Ummm do you even know what a thesis is sweetie? Please stay in school or go back to school.
To each HER own's picture

But let me talk to y'all on

But let me talk to y'all on the real!!! i can't stand Shaunie fake ass...Oh lord that bitch is so fake it's not even funny. When the attacks take place i mean the bitch just sits/stands there like, yea go at it...she never tries to stop anything, she just yells their names ( Ev, Ev, Ev, Ev). She knows dam well she sets up all those situations to be messy...instigator!!! Even Tammi wasn't really trying to stop that fight, she just stood there. They not fooling anybody, they all on Evelyn side, so they need to cute the bull. I'm glad Jen is fighting back like this
Anonymous's picture

Go Jen! I'm with Jennifer on

Go Jen! I'm with Jennifer on this one. And Jen if you read the blogs please ignore these project raised, ghetto-fabulous, violent, angry women. The same bullies criticizing you for your actions are the same angry, bitter broads that condone violence and have a rap sheet themselves. Hear-hear to SUCCESSFUL, MATURE, CLASSY black women!
To each HER own's picture

Good, it’s about time for her

Good, it’s about time for her to do something, Nia bitch slap the shit out of her, it shouldn’t be any reason what so ever for someone to lay hands especially on somebody’s face for that, just for the sake of being ghetto or trying to prove toughness or for the sake of publicity. I don’t understand why she is still hanging out with those females; they don’t like the fact that JEN is more matured and smarter then every single one of them. Tami is phony, Evelyn is loss and trash shaunie is fake, I cannot stand that bitch, jen needs to stay away from all those hood rats and do her period. She don’t fight the ghetto way she fight the smart way..
CASHIN' OUT's picture

Yesssss!!! Evelyn's tacky,

Yesssss!!! Evelyn's tacky, whoring ass set that broad Nia up. And Nia's dumb a** trying to be a ride or die fell right in the trap. Pay back's a b*tch, and Jen WILL have the last laugh. Jen was right, why was Nia even on the show?? She's never been cast before...hmmm, probably needed a check...hahaha.
Anonymous's picture

Its part of the damn show

Its part of the damn show without all the fussing and fight there would beno show they need to kick her ass off
Anonymous's picture

I SECOND ALL OF THE POSTIVE

I SECOND ALL OF THE POSTIVE POST AND THEN SOME! IT MAKES US BLACK WOMEN LOOK BEYOND RIDICULOUS!
Anonymous's picture

I think she should keep the

I think she should keep the lawsuit in place, Nia's behavior was ridiculous, but a press conference?? No...you need more people for that...
Anonymous's picture

I can't stand evelyn she's

I can't stand evelyn she's trash and she thinks no one can whoop her ass. She's bully Jennifer and her friend is a nonmuthafuckin factor who wants a few minutes of fame (bye girl). Jennifer teach these trashy tooth-faced bitches a lesson they won't forget.
isaidit's picture

That girl was upset cause jen

That girl was upset cause jen was in her house ..now she shouldn't slap here..jenn stuck up..she shld have now she was going to sue..jen needs to go
Anonymous's picture

I can't stand evelyn she's

I can't stand evelyn she's trash and she thinks no one can whoop her ass. She's bully Jennifer and her friend is a nonmuthafuckin factor who wants a few minutes of fame (bye girl). Jennifer teach these trashy tooth-faced bitches a lesson they won't forget.
isaidit's picture

JENNIFER PLEASE DO NOT DROP

JENNIFER PLEASE DO NOT DROP THE LAW SUIT, AND PLEASE DO NOT LET SHAUNIE OR VH1 OR ANYONE ELSE PAY YOU OFF...This bullying has got to stop. Children see this behavior on tv and think that it is ok to go to school, and slap someone in the face or even worse. Jen, you are in a position to send a message to millions of people that this type if behavior is unacceptable. EVELYN LOZADA IS A REPUGNANT, MEAN, HATEFUL, NASTY, CONNIVING, VINDICTIVE, AND SICK INDIVIDUAL AND HER 'FRIEND' NIYA IS FOLLOWING IN HER FOOTSTEPS, BUT JEN YOU CAN SHOW THEM THAT THEY ARE DEAD WRONG IF THEY THINK THAT THEY CAN GO AROUND BEHAVING LIKE WILD ANIMALS, ATTACKING PEOPLE AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT. I really hope this teaches them their lesson, because I watch the show, but I realized that it has really gone from bad to worse. People are throwing bottles, plates, climbing over tables, and for what? Because someone doesn't want to be your friend anymore? Because someone called you what you are? GTFOH...
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