Basketball Wives’ Jennifer Williams Sues Evelyn Lozada’s AssistantPublished by Natasha Fierce on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10:00 am.
Jennifer Williams is taking her fight with Evelyn Lozada’s assistant Nia Crooks from the street to the court room. The Basketball Wives star, who was slapped by Crooks during an altercation on the show, is suing her former friend’s employee for “negligent, reckless and careless” behavior.
Williams filed a civil complaint in Manhattan Supreme Court alleging assault and battery against Crooks, referencing the fight that took place on January 21 in a VIP suite at the Gulfstream Park race track in Florida.
“Someone needs to put a number on this bitch and let her race around the track because she’s acting like an animal,” Williams said of Crooks on Monday’s episode of the VH1 series.
According to court papers, Williams sustained “serious injuries” and “suffered pain, shock [and] mental anguish” after being slapped by Crooks as their cast mates and crew members jumped to break up the fight. Williams is seeking monetary and punitive damages.
In addition to the suit filed in Manhattan, Williams’ attorney Sanford Rubenstein says his client also filed a criminal complaint in Florida.
“Violence used against any woman is wrong,” the reality star tells the New York Daily News. “I chose to use the justice system to fight back. If I can have a positive effect for women by fighting back with civil litigation it serves an important purpose.”
Even if she doesn’t win the monetary damages from the suit, Williams should get a nice salary bump from VH1 for this extra credit drama. But a positive effect on women? You keep telling yourself that, Jenny. Still, the former Mrs. Eric Williams does seem pretty traumatized by the event, and she has the right to put our criminal justice system to use. So, go get yours, girl.