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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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I like to know how they

I like to know how they consider shaunie a friend. While they look like ratchet hood rats in Gucci, she looks like woman of the year going to buisness meetings, spending time with her kids etc... she is in charge of editing and approves these negative scenes smh. This show needs to end its a little too much now.
Anonymous's picture

PREACH!! It really is sad

PREACH!! It really is sad that these women cannot see the lopsided portrayal of Shaunie vs. the rest of them. At the daughters birthday episode I was like "is she serious" acting like mommy of the year - yet she is always somewhere giggling, grinning and laughing with Tami when Evelyn does something crazy to somebody else. All this season has been is a bunch of fake and setup meetings at some bar or restaurant to talk about a confrontation that just happened between the cast members. And Tami STILL looks and acts whack - always recapping and analyzing the latest arguments with a nerve to talk about Kenya. Crazy as Tami looked and acted when she first came on the show, I need her to have several seats!!!!
Anonymous's picture

So proud of Jen. I don't

So proud of Jen. I don't recall this when Suzie was out the circle, nobody talked to her and that was that. Now that Jen is out the circle, their circle is boring as hell. When Eve and Jen were friends, the season was about the parties and fab Miami life, now all the circle does is sit at dinner and talk about people. This is the first season we finally see Jen and peace with her relationship with Eric and these hoes won't let her enjoy that shit for the 2 seconds, but its clear that she is determined too. Go Jen!
Anonymous's picture

Evelyn is so bipolar and has

Evelyn is so bipolar and has deep rooted emotional issues. Y is she crying Jen insulted her friend when she insults other people as well. She judged Tammy appearance when she first came on and called her a non factor after sleeping with her husband. She insults royce. Evelyn needs therapy fast because she is very lost at her age.
Anonymous's picture

LOL the press conference is a

LOL the press conference is a bit extra. But I understand her being humiliated by this whole situation playing out on national TV. Hope all goes well for Jen. She did not deserve that. She's a classy lady & I respect her for that. Hopefully this will get resolved & she get move forward her life. Nia is a damn b-tch.
Destiny's picture

Serves Nia right! These women

Serves Nia right! These women are going to learn that you can't keep going around putting your hands on people and NOT expect anything to happen. Let this serve as a lesson learn. Keep your hands to yourself!
Gabrielle's picture

The show is just ridiculous

The show is just ridiculous and they need to take it off air. These women are making complete asses out of themselves, while shaunie o'neal is laughin all the way to the bank. There is no reason for a bunch of grown women with children over the age of 35 to act this way.
Anonymous's picture

Way to go Jen! That "woman"

Way to go Jen! That "woman" had no business putting her grizzly mitts on you and she deserves to be sued. Too bad you can't sue Evelyn for that mad dog face she has.
Anonymous's picture

Why in the world was Evelyn's

Why in the world was Evelyn's crazy ass crying about what Jen said about someone else??? She needs therapy, STAT! This show is on a downward spiral. From what I heard, VH1 is about to pull the plug. and you know Evelyn and Ocho's show will be NOTHING without BBW.
Anonymous's picture

why does Evelyn always try to

why does Evelyn always try to fight someone where she clearly can't get to the person....if your about that life you wait and you wait and then minute you can get to that person and kick their ass you do, rather we're all outside cameras have stopped rolling etc....i could never fear another woman coming at me when she knows 3 ppl are going to jump in between us before she can even touch me. all bark and no bite. you know dam well those ppl are in there and will no let you fight or will come between you, now your super crunk about Jen talking about the other girls 2 bedroom apt...but didn't Evelyn talk about Royce that her clothes weren't as expensive as hers, etc. Evelyn BOO................who would be scared of you...a real bitch will get you and make sure she can get you fuck all this tough for tv bs...you aint about that life!!!
Isis's picture

You go Jenn... :) I agree

You go Jenn... :) I agree with 99% of the comments!!! Sometimes I wonder if these woman know God! It really saddens me... Lord help!!!
Anonymous's picture

First off, that wig is not

First off, that wig is not the business.She looks like she was apart of a f--k--g bank robbery with her stupid looking ass.You get 3 minutes of fame (and clearly she was excited about that) and thats how you choose to look?Thats one time class was not an option cause I would've punched that bitch til her thyroid fell out. And as far as Evelyn, she knew security was gonna stop her with that 3 hour trip across that lake geneva ass table. F--k outta here.It gave them plenty of time to catch her just like she planned. She just wanted to be dramatic with her desperate ass.I stopped watching after last season cause I just could'nt anymore.I'm ashamed I was apart of putting them maggots on the map.And Shaunie with her shot gun barrel nose ass just sit there and watch like a proud goose.That's who she should be suing.Disgusting!!!!!
Puzzled's picture

lmao this is one of the

lmao this is one of the funniest comments and so true. Thank you for the laugh, I really needed it today.
Anonymous's picture

SHAUNIE WITH HER SHOT GUN

SHAUNIE WITH HER SHOT GUN BARREL NOSE LOL LOL LOL AH ALMOST PEE MYSELF LAUGHING
Trini's picture

I agree this is the best

I agree this is the best comment so far. You must be a writer....lmbo!
Anonymous's picture

DEAD!!!! - i just pee'd on

DEAD!!!! - i just pee'd on myself laughing so hard. Is there somewhere we can put this as "The Best Blog Post EVER"!!!!!!!! EPIC POST - You just gave me LIFE!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

"Lake Geneva Ass Table" lmao

"Lake Geneva Ass Table" lmao
Bibi's picture

FUNNIEST COMMENT BY FAR

FUNNIEST COMMENT BY FAR TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I WAS DEAD WHEN U SAID SHAUNIE WITH HER SHOT GUN BARREL NOSE!!!!!!!!! LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
TEAM JEN's picture

Lmao @ the "shotgun nose"..

Lmao @ the "shotgun nose".. she does have a John Amos nose.. (the daddy frm GoodTimes)..
Micky Ficky's picture

"You get 3 minutes of fame

"You get 3 minutes of fame (and clearly she was excited about that) and thats how you choose to look?a' ROTFLMAO! You are so on point! " I would've punched that bitch til her thyroid fell out." LMAO Again!
Anonymous's picture

lmao!!! Dead on!

lmao!!! Dead on!
Anonymous's picture

You go Jenn... :) I agree

You go Jenn... :) I agree with 99% of the comments!!! Sometimes I wonder if these woman know God! It really saddens me... Lord help!!!
Anonymous's picture

These ladies are aware of

These ladies are aware of what there getting into when they sign up for the show. There will be fighting involved. Jen knew what she was getting into thats why she filled those papers. I dont agree with the fighting and that she got slapped, but it you dont want to get into a fight then get off the show. she already knew evelyn didnt like her, why put your self in that situation? everybody on that show is messy and likes to start drama..
Anonymous's picture

GROWN WOMAN SHOULD RESOLVE

GROWN WOMAN SHOULD RESOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS WITHOUT FIGHTING. AND WHO CARES IF SHE DOESNT HAVE $$$ SHE SHOULDNT HAVE HIT HER. AND TO THE PPL SAYING THAT SHAUNIE SHOULDNT HAVE THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR GOING ON CHILDREN WATCH THIS SHOW, SHAME ON YOU FOR LETTING YOUR "CHILDREN" WATCH THIS KIND OF SHOW BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOUR CHILDREN DO STOP BLAMING THE MEDIA. JENNIFER DOING HER THANG SO THEY HATING. TAKE TO COURT FOR WHATEVER YOU CAN GET JENNIFER!
Anonymous808's picture

1) Ev needs to understand

1) Ev needs to understand that maybe Jen isn't around Ev because of the way she is. I can so see Jen being invited somewhere and the host being like "please don't bring Ev with you". Ev is a dramatic, who wants to be around an older woman like that. 2) This hood booger assistant needs to use her common sense and put herself in a third party stand point. Jen can't be her friend because she is Ev's assistant. It makes total sense that Jen doesn't speak to her but Nia needs to understand that it doesn't necessarily mean that Jen doesn't like her. Jen is smart so I'm sure Jen isn't speaking to Nia because it would a conflict of interest. Unfortunately Hood chicks lack common sense so I'm not surprised that Nia is lost. 3) It kills me how people call women like Jen "bougie" when individuals like Jen speak plain english and don't use profanity when they speak. 4) lastly I'm not surprised that Nia hit Jen, people that don't know how to use their words always result to using their hands. Never Fails
Yea, I said it.'s picture

damn my girl Jen got almost

damn my girl Jen got almost 200 comments on here.... Yea buddy show them how it's done Jen with your bougie ass!!! we ain't mad at you huney
Anonymous's picture

JEN, GET THAT HO FOR WHATEVER

JEN, GET THAT HO FOR WHATEVER U CAN GET FROM HER. YOU R DOING THE RIGHT THING, NEVER STOOP TO THEIR LEVEL. THOSE ( 2 ) PROJECT HO'S ( EV @ NIA), I C Y THEY R FRIENDS-----------NO CLASS PROJECT TRASH. EV NEEDS 2 GO BACK 2 THE PROJECTS WITH HER FAMILY, AND TAKE HER FRIEND WITH HER. JEN HAS MORE CLASS THAN HER WHOLE GHETTO NEIGHBORHOOD.
Anonymous's picture

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! I cant wait til JEN takes these trash bags. bullies, disrespectful bitter bitches DOWN!!!! and EVILYN is supposed to be somebody's WIFE soon!!?? The bitch took her shoes off in a five star and jumped across a table!! and lets not forget she chucked a wine bottle across the room at another 5 star UGH she is disgusting and i truly believe she's mad that jennifer has moved on from the friendship and evelyn cant take that she looks jealous i just cant wait lol
Anonymous's picture

The look in Ev's eyes is pure

The look in Ev's eyes is pure jealousy!! She went from running across the table to crying like a damn fool over some bs. Like she aint never talked down on someone's lifestyle or lack thereof. I also think it bothers her so much that Jen grew up in a middle/upper class home and that she was able to move on from her marriage...New money Evelyn was still trying on her wedding dress for a wedding that never occured...Jen rarely talks about her ex..she moved on without much baggage or depression.
Isoagreewithyou's picture

Im glad Jen is doing a press

Im glad Jen is doing a press conference dis Bish slapped her on national tv she deserved to be publicly embarrassed just like she did Jen I hope she wins both cases that's what u get for tryna show out nia
Mon's picture

Jennifer has every right to

Jennifer has every right to sue. She can't help if you have no money to pay the judgement, that's up to you and your garnishment attorneys! I'll say this, Jennifer definitely handled that situation differently than I! I commend her for maintaining her posture in the situation!
Anonymous's picture

I agree wit Jen, if "The

I agree wit Jen, if "The Assistant" wants attention so much, she finally got it. I don't think anyone should tolerate someone putting thier hands on them.
Divas Inspire's picture

I agree wit Jen, if "The

I agree wit Jen, if "The Assistant" wants attention so much, she finally got it. I don't think anyone should tolerate someone putting their hands on them.
Divas Inspire's picture

She had to call a press

She had to call a press conference for that like she's actually someone famous!
Anonymous's picture

How Jenn suing her when she

How Jenn suing her when she said herself, she aint got shit, so she cant even sue her. Jenn come on girlfriend. What u should've done was been ready for her ass as soon as she got up. And Evelyn.. umph! that bitch.. TRIFLIN'
BITCH STOP!'s picture

She is seeking civil and

She is seeking civil and criminal charges against Nia. She can seek garnishment of her "assistant" wages if she wins a judgement and have the satisfaction of her being charged criminally :D!
Anonymous's picture

She's suing to prove a point

She's suing to prove a point not money......you CAN NOT go around hitting people.....words should never esculate to a slap, punch, bite or a kick..
Anonymous's picture

Jennifer is handling herself

Jennifer is handling herself and this situation the right way. Do not lowered yourself to fight anyone, especially on TV, when you are a business woman and she had legitimate businesses that existed before this show. Let them be the animals. You seek your attorney and a judge. Let the legal system tame these low class beasts. Evelyn has not seen yet what karma is going to do to her.
AKAtude's picture

I agree. She's got business

I agree. She's got business to conduct. Who wants that sort of footage out there? I understand that she needed to defend herself, but I'm pretty sure the situation would have been really ugly if she did hit back. I wish her good luck. As far as the press conference goes, she is on a show what many are watching...she's probably doing it because she's been asked sooooo many questions about this, and there will be plenty more since the case underway. This press conference is her way to address all of media in one shot.
Anonymous's picture

Check out our response on

Check out our response on Jennifer's situation here http://goo.gl/KUXwU
Divas Inspire's picture

All these bitches are

All these bitches are stupid....
Anonymous's picture

STOP WATCHING THE SHOW. This

STOP WATCHING THE SHOW. This is the worst show and the women are all stupid and a disgrace to black women. All this he said/she said childish elementary bickering. THE SHOW HAS NO CONTENT. They bank on petty arguments and Evelyn bullying people and trying to fight people. GOD THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY. PLEASE STOP WATCHING THIS SHOW. SEND VH1 A MESSAGE. .. WE ARE TIRED OF SEEING ANGRY BLACK WOMEN ON TV. Notice that Kenya was missing after Evelyn tried to attack her.
Anonymous's picture

It never fails, simple

It never fails, simple females that don't know how to use their words always use their hands. SMH
Yea, I said it.'s picture

I'm so over Evelyn with her

I'm so over Evelyn with her pig faced dentures wearing arse. ^^ floored the hell outta me llh & ^5@Anon 12:15 well said.
Realist 's picture

Good Lord! That

Good Lord! That slap...Nope... Bourgie or not. She would have gotten her ass handed to her. You're not gonna slap me and think all is well in this world. Why even go through a lawsuit if she has nothing? I really used to like Jen. I really did. I don't understand who this woman named Jen that they show on camera. And now Shaunie and her are not really cool? Then why be on the show called BBW that Shaunie executive produces? Seriously this is bananas. And Evelyn really is not as hard as she portrays. Not really...Tami is the one with heart and Royce as much as I don't care for her. She has heart.
Mz. Opinionated's picture

I will be one happy person

I will be one happy person when this whole thing is pulled off the air and do not return for another season!! They all are the most degrading and stupid ass women I know...Yes Jen is taking this in the professional direction, but she had a lot of shit with her before this all popped off.....bad mouthing Royce, angry at Suzie.....and the comment she made regarding a two bedroom apt. does not sit well with someone who lives in a two bedroom and is getting up everyday on their grind trying to make ends meet - to have the luxury to live in NYC with a roof over your head is blessing enough....cut the bullshit!!
talya's picture

I disagree with Nia getting

I disagree with Nia getting sued. Look at her! She doesn't not have any money. Secondly, Jennifer should went ape ish on her. You never put your hands on people. EVER! You don't know what a person might do to you. I commend Jen for being classy about the situation though although I'm curious to know who's going to pay Jen after suing broke ass Nia?
Nay's picture

Please tell me why Evelyn is

Please tell me why Evelyn is foaming at the mouth almost every episode over a blog!!! You are 40 years old. It can't be that serious.
...'s picture

I can tell u y ev is faoming

I can tell u y ev is faoming @ the mouth, she's never had a real man 2 love her, not even her own father, she is about 2 marry, ( i guess), a male ho, with no reguards 4 women, and she is jealous of J
Anonymous's picture

i hope Sephora picks up Lucid

i hope Sephora picks up Lucid lipgloss so that its more easily available. as a show of support im gonna go on her site to buy one anyway. wish we had a flirty girl fitness here too but I go to Le Femme Suite in harlem anyway.
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