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

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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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After watching the trailer I

After watching the trailer I made a vow not to watch and I have been success, thanks be to the gods. Jen has done the right thing finally. No classy woman should be brawling - more so in an august place like the race course lounge! I like that she is suing all the way!!! If this person was egged on by Evilinah, she will find out first hand how much of a fair weather friend she is, because she will not help her out with one red cent.. Hahahha having a police record for another woman? I do not think so. Good luck with that lady - if I may call you that. No, you are a slow pangolin!
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Anonymous's picture

OMG...Puzzled you had the

OMG...Puzzled you had the best comment....She did look crazy with that wig..And over a freaking key and she doesnt want to be your friend.Really who want a friend like that..And Evelyn crying...girl stop that....You stay calling people bum b*tches..How can you hold a grudge over a blog.You said your peace and you still trying to fight this girl everytime she around..Hell yea press them charges i hope Evelyn is next..Kenya press charges on her she threw a freak bottle at you
too funny's picture

I watch Basketball Wives

I watch Basketball Wives every week and i must say it's very entertaining. However, i think Tammi, Shaunie, Evelyn and Nia are upset because Jen chucked their asses to the wayside, and there's underlying jealousy. Jen doesn't even mention their names in conversation unless someone i.e. Suzie brings them up. Evelyn is annoyed with Jen because of something else, it's not about Jen referring to Chad as a media whore on the radio. Tammi and Shaunie is two-faced, they constantly talks about Jen behind her back calling her boughie. I'm so glad Jen hardly hangs with them. She needs to form her own little circle with Royce, Kenya, Kesha and kick trouble maker ass Suzie back to them. I strongly believe that the mean girls are jealous of Jen...a mean look at her!
Anonymous's picture

Can Tami and Shaunie be sued

Can Tami and Shaunie be sued for instigating? Let's get a lawsuit on Tami's bullying ass. Since she is always sitting egging people into this stupid confrontations, running her slick mouth. One good lawsuit and I am sure all of her VH1 coins would be gone!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

You would think Jen and Eve

You would think Jen and Eve had some sort of deep romantic relationship the way Evelyn is going off, and can't let go. Get over it! If someone has broken my trust and doesn't want to be my friend I'm totally fine with that, from that point on I have nothing to do with or say to them, I simply move on. Evelyn needs to stop acting crazy and move on. Ocho is low key the one who turned Evelyn against Jen, the sad thing is that Ocho and Eve will not last. That relationship is for publicity and it's clearly not generating the attention they hoped for.
Anonymous's picture

Ev, Ev, Ev, Ev - shut the

Ev, Ev, Ev, Ev - shut the hell up Shaunie. Hoopz should come and slap her ass just because....then what?? We all know by now Evelyn isn't gonna do SHIT. It's a wonder some random hasn't beat her ass in the streets just because......Chad's grandma will NOT let him marry a bird like this. Chile BOO and BYE!!!
Anonymous's picture

ALL THEM BITCHES IS FAKE!!!!

ALL THEM BITCHES IS FAKE!!!! U C THEY DIDNT FUC WITH RON ARTEST WIFE. I BET SHOULD WOULD HAVE FUCED EV AND TAMMI UP AT THE SAME TIME... FOOLS GOLD ASS SHOW... SMH!!!!
talkthatshit's picture

Ron Artest's wife fit right

Ron Artest's wife fit right in.
Here it is's picture

Jen is a smart woman. If her

Jen is a smart woman. If her press conference is done correctly she is going to damage these chicks image.If Chad is smart he was not marry somebody like Ev. I mean she is hurting his brand already and they are not even married yet. Ev daughter has to be ashamed of her mom acting like that on tv. Ev you are not a good role model for your daughter. Don't worry Ev I know you want more kids.(she going to have issues with future or with her daughter kids). Chad marry somebody with substance. Ev is just to loose and old looking. Also, marrying somebody like is Ev would be setting a bad example for your kids and yourself. Ev does not respect herself how would she be able to vow to respect you. With Ev rudimentary actions I would advise her followers to stop following her on twitter. I guess we know who the real bomb @itch/and non mother f**** factor is. Ev you messed up this time. I hope Kenya sue you. Throwing bottles and jumping on and off tables. Her azz need to be in the zoo! Also, you need to get some new dentures! STAT
James 's picture

ALL THEM BITCHES IS FAKE!!!!

ALL THEM BITCHES IS FAKE!!!! U C THEY DIDNT FUC WITH RON ARTEST WIFE. I BET SHOULD WOULD HAVE FUCED EV AND TAMMI UP AT THE SAME TIME... FOOLS GOLD ASS SHOW... SMH!!!!
talkthatshit's picture

OMG!!!!!!! Is all i can

OMG!!!!!!! Is all i can say!!! America PLEASE!!!!! Lets get a decent, constructive, educational and above all CLASSY show with minority women on the air???? I first watched the show thinking it would empower women!!! LOL!!! NOT. These women are all in their 30s and are behaving like monkees out of a jungle! Bottles flying, jumping on tables, slaps, bad language...ect. are u serious? Suzie needs psychiatric help, tammi loves drama, kenya you on the wrong planet, royce do you girl, jen you are two faced, evelyn get off the drugs and get anger management, shaunie all u see is $$$$$ but u a smart business woman cuz u picked the right b*tches dumb enough to give your show the crazy ratings. The only normal chick there is Kesha.
Anonymous's picture

Jennifer has the right to

Jennifer has the right to sue. She always remains classy and above all the bs. Evelyn needs anger management. She needs to really look at herself. I mean where is she from I don"t know no Bronx girls like her. She needs to handle situations like an adult. She's to pretty for all this bs.
Anonymous's picture

These are washed PERIOD. They

These are washed PERIOD. They all need a bowl of chill in their life. All of them are 40 acting like birds.... WHOMP
DADONDIVA's picture

Im wondering is Nia is

Im wondering is Nia is healthy... ??.. She doesnt look well in ANY shots on the show. Fragile, thin hair, not so good lookin skin.. ~Jus a thought
Micky Ficky's picture

You just killed me with your

You just killed me with your comment. I don't know if it was meant to be funny, but I laughed for a good 10 minutes. lol
Anonymous's picture

The circle is boring now!! I

The circle is boring now!! I mean look at who's in it SHAUNIE who's an instigator and a puppeteer, SUZIE who's a kiss ass and snitch, TAMI who's a follower and a bully, and EVILYN who's pure trash!! And i still dont know why TAMI is friends with EVILYN after she talked about her when she first met her, slept with her man while he was still married to TAMI, and made NON MF FACTOR shirts and sold them!!! She shit all on Tami's face it still blows my mind that they are friends lol ROYCE was speaking the truth to everybody from jump about these women lol And poor KENYA they bullied her and then read her in her own house and she just sat there!!! And the way they all walked out in a line looked like a seen from a MEAN GIRLS/STUCK UP BITCH movie. And KESHA honey keep your distance if you know whats good for you cuz you seem real innocent and i like you lol IF evelyn was "ABOUT THAT LIFE" she would stop tryn pick up stuff and just use her fist like a normal person thats how you know that SHE AINT BOUT THAT LIFE becasue if she really wanted to hit somebody she would have done exactly what her assitant did but NOOOO she waited until after the fact to try and get to her when somebody is holding her back now all of sudden she wanna buck BITCH BYE!! What shee needa be worrying about is planning that so wedding of hers and stop spending her money in strip clubs and start spending her money on something meaningful like hmmm how bout you move ya momma out the projects and into a nice condo HOODRATCHET ASS ugh..................im out lol
Anonymous's picture

Lmao thank you For pointing

Lmao thank you For pointing out all the facts On them old ass teenagers cause they sure is not grown women And im glad jennifer stood up For her self And i hope she sue every Last one of them who was at that table....(Team jennifer all the way)
T.S's picture

Lmao thank you For pointing

Lmao thank you For pointing out all the facts On them old ass teenagers cause they sure is not grown women And im glad jennifer stood up For her self And i hope she sue every Last one of them who was at that table....(Team jennifer all the way)
T.S's picture

Lmao thank you For pointing

Lmao thank you For pointing out all the facts On them old ass teenagers cause they sure is not grown women And im glad jennifer stood up For her self And i hope she sue every Last one of them who was at that table....(Team jennifer all the way)
Anonymous's picture

Lmao thank you For pointing

Lmao thank you For pointing out all the facts On them old ass teenagers cause they sure is not grown women And im glad jennifer stood up For her self And i hope she sue every Last one of them who was at that table....(Team jennifer all the way)
Anonymous's picture

Lmao thank you For pointing

Lmao thank you For pointing out all the facts On them old ass teenagers cause they sure is not grown women And im glad jennifer stood up For her self And i hope she sue every Last one of them who was at that table....(Team jennifer all the way)
Anonymous's picture

I feel you! Evelyn is a

I feel you! Evelyn is a trashy hoe and the faces she makes ugh she needs to stop!
Anonymous's picture

I know that's right. Speak

I know that's right. Speak on it!!! Everything you said is the truth.
Anonymous's picture

I know that's right. Speak

I know that's right. Speak on it!!! Everything you said is the truth.
Anonymous's picture

WTF is Shaunie fakeAZZ always

WTF is Shaunie fakeAZZ always screaming "NO Ev..No Ev" bish SHUT THE FUCK UP ho!!!!!! u kno damn well Ev was gonna jump into the arms of the production assistants with he DryAzz...iBet they all comforted Ev and didnt even come to the aid of Jenn after she was attacked but that lameAZZ asst TF?
JudyMaew/TheT's picture

GOOD FOR YOU JEN! YOU WANTED

GOOD FOR YOU JEN! YOU WANTED THE ATTENTION OF SLAPPING ME ON TV, NOW YOU GET A PRESS CONFERENCE ON HOW YOU'RE BEING SUED AND CHARGES FILED! SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS CUTE, GETTING HER SHINE ON! LET ME TELL YOU, ANYBODY BRAZEN ENOUGH TO PUT THEIR HANDS ON YOU ON NATIONAL TV, DESERVES TO BE PUT IN JAIL!! SIMPLE!! HANDLED HER THE RIGHT WAY JEN!!
Anonymous's picture

why not do a press

why not do a press conference? she got slapped on television in front of millions of viewers... it makes sense to me.
Anonymous's picture

Exactly!!!

Exactly!!!
cali*s finest's picture

This show is a trainwreck

This show is a trainwreck that i can't seem to take my eyes off of. I used to like Jen but now all I see her as is a stuck up b*tch, all she says is she grew up rich and is above all the other girls when she used to hang with them. She is a rat and if she is so above the girls then why be associated with them, if she really has other things to worry about she could walk away but she doesn't, i see why Eric treated her the way he did.
Anonymous's picture

This show is a trainwreck

This show is a trainwreck that i can't seem to take my eyes off of. I used to like Jen but now all I see her as is a stuck up b*tch, all she says is she grew up rich and is above all the other girls when she used to hang with them. She is a rat and if she is so above the girls then why be associated with them, if she really has other things to worry about she could walk away but she doesn't, i see why Eric treated her the way he did.
Anonymous's picture

What the hell does that have

What the hell does that have to do with somebody feeling like they have a right to slap you? Stuck up or not!! And she should have turned the table over on Eric's "Gorilla's in the Mist" looking ass. When you are THAT ugly - you MUST be a nice person, and she definitely should have tried her luck and jumped back at his fugly ass. Looking like a dusty foot toad!!! How does he look throwing a drink on a woman??!!!
Anonymous's picture

AMEN!

AMEN!
Anonymous's picture

AMEN!

AMEN!
Anonymous's picture

Seems as tho Evelyn is trying

Seems as tho Evelyn is trying to take on the role Tammy played last year, and prove shes "tuff stuf", but who kares at your age? smh Evelyn seems to have deeper issues than just a "blog" jen wrote.. I still cant figure out, WHY is it that serious?! If she feels that deep about what jen said, then quit talking to her etc... But, why fight everytime she sees her? Let that ish go! and move on w/ your NEW LIFE and fiance'! Im not feeling Evelyn this season like I did last year. I love Tammy, gotta respect honesty.. She doesnt try to be someone or something she's not..
Micky Ficky's picture

This show is a trainwreck

This show is a trainwreck that i can't seem to take my eyes off of. I used to like Jen but now all I see her as is a stuck up b*tch, all she says is she grew up rich and is above all the other girls when she used to hang with them. She is a rat and if she is so above the girls then why be associated with them, if she really has other things to worry about she could walk away but she doesn't, i see why Eric treated her the way he did.
Anonymous's picture

This show is a trainwreck

This show is a trainwreck that i can't seem to take my eyes off of. I used to like Jen but now all I see her as is a stuck up b*tch, all she says is she grew up rich and is above all the other girls when she used to hang with them. She is a rat and if she is so above the girls then why be associated with them, if she really has other things to worry about she could walk away but she doesn't, i see why Eric treated her the way he did.
Anonymous's picture

i like this pic of Jenn

i like this pic of Jenn without the contacts.
shuga's picture

OMG JEN SHOULD NOT OF WISH

OMG JEN SHOULD NOT OF WISH FOR THE SLAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HER DUM ASS SHOULD OF GOT UP BEFORE NIA GOT ALL THE WAY AROUND THE TABLE! DON'T ASK FOR IT AND THEN CRY ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!
SISSYASSBITCHES 's picture

Honestly I don't condone her

Honestly I don't condone her gettin bitch slapped though she asked for it but don't you all forget this the SAME bitch that had everlyn do her dirty working by trying to attach royce with her glass last season! She always was backing Ev with her bullshit on picking on ppl! Its called KARMA and she is having some right now back bac is a bitch bet you never thought the shoe would of been on the other foot!
ST.KITTS GELZ's picture

And we see Evelyn don't mess

And we see Evelyn don't mess with Royce no more because if that man hadn't pulled Royce away - she was getting ready to beat that ass!! What have we seen Evelyn say or do to Royce this season - NOTHING. Royce keeps it real with Tami's bullying ass too!!!
Anonymous's picture

I agree...Team Royce.

I agree...Team Royce.
Curvy Divas's picture

WAY TO GO Jenn!!!!! Sue her

WAY TO GO Jenn!!!!! Sue her and dont drop dem charges bc SHE triedIT!!!!! and Ev chalCHEESE u killME always waiting until theres someone to stop the fight smh...and y r u crying bc Jenn sd ol girl lives in a 2bdrm apt?? She sd it meaning she doesnt have MONEY...now what was your reason for tweeting that Jenn has an old Bentley???? Jus bc Chad LEASED u that car u got on the show....#LATE!!!!! iCant take how Tami big azz was strong enough to keep Ev from getting Kenya but she cldnt stop Ev's dryAZZ asst chalCHEESE once again!!!!! For some reason iThink Tami wants to be down w/ Ev so bad she playN herself on the low!!!! but hey iMay be wrong but Ev wasnt abt that life when Tami ran up on her!!!! SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL JOHN SALLY HE NEEDS TO ADDRESS THE FACT THAT EV GOES SO HARD ON EVERYONE THAT DOESNT WANT TO FIGHT HER BACK BUT WHEN TAMI WANTED TO THROW HANDS SHE WAS SOMEWHERE SCARED LOOKING STUPID hmph
JudyMaew/TheT's picture

i agree with everything you

i agree with everything you said.....crazy but true
Anonymous's picture

how did you understand what

how did you understand what they said? All those abbreviations! Not familiar with "hooked on ebonics". sorry.
Here it is's picture

Evelyn is just mad because

Evelyn is just mad because Jennifer got a daddy and she doesnt.
shuga's picture

Wonder what Shaunie would do

Wonder what Shaunie would do if somebody walked up to her daughter and slapped the shit out of her? We see how she was tore up over a Mindless Behavior visit - so I can't really imagine her being a fighter, sort of like Jen. Would that be ok? Would "Nostrils O'Neal" sit by and do nothing then. Somebody needs to officially whoop Tami and Evelyn's bullying asses. This reality TV aint worth a damn. Every black woman in America knows in the streets Nia, Evelyn and Tami would have had their bullying asses beat in the ground 10 times by now!! GO JEN!!! About time you stand up for yourself and sue Shaunie's (Shaq money stealing ass) too!!!
Anonymous's picture

Oh My Gracious...I know oneal

Oh My Gracious...I know oneal and tammie knew this crazy looking chic would hit jenn, which is why they allowed her to come on the trip..they probably paid her to do it and you best believe she's going to have a good attorney because shaunie oneal and da rest of the evil con jobs are behind this abuse..they know jenn doesn't like confrontation, so they bully her. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS WOMAN MOVING ON WITH HER LIFE, YOU IDIOTS...SHE upgraded from the drama and now they won't blood. HOODRATS @ its best...I was so piissed off when this chicken head hit jenn. Not to mention low self-esteem, anything goes cheap ev...im done with this show....
Royalty's picture

Evelyn so quick to holler You

Evelyn so quick to holler You Not About That Life,but guess what evelyn people who are really about that life ,wish they wasn't ,because it did not get them ANYWHERE except JAIL,so now they have plenty time to think about That Life!Evelyn knows if she would have hit Kenya with that Bottle ,her Weak Ass would be behind Bars Crying like a Baby,that Bitch not About That Life ,you know Damn Well she can Not Handle Jail,shes not Built For It..So Evelyn sit your Wolf Selling Ticket Ass DOWN,Girl You Ain't Bout It!!!!!!!!! Evelyn wanted to hit a Chick with a Bottle because she said she was Loose SMH,that Argument is Not even Valid ,that has got to be the Stupid's reason for a person Risking going to Jail. That is Teenage Nonsense and Nia Mad because Jennifer is Not her Friend anymore LOL Silly..as far as Jennifer Not returning the Keys ,Nia Knows she been had them Locks Changed,someone don't return your keys *Change Locks* The End !
Anonymous's picture

Jennifer isn't classy;

Jennifer isn't classy; infact, none of these women are classy. Remember, both Evelyn and Nia were friends with Jennifer. You attracted the same type of person as you. Jennifer isn't any different from them. All the reality show should be taken off the air. Start hiring real writers and producers and put on great shows with actual actors and actresses. Put people back to work and remove these poor quality show off the air.
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