Evelyn Lozada’s Assistant Charged With Battery For Slapping Jennifer Williams
Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams has kept her word and is taking legal action against her former BFF Evelyn Lozada‘s assistant, Nia Crooks, for smacking the hell out of her on Monday night’s episode of the show. On Wednesday, Jennifer filed a civil complaint in Manhattan Supreme Court, alleging assault and battery. Taking things a step further, the New Jersey native also filed a criminal complaint in Florida, where Monday night’s episode took place. According to TMZ:
“Basketball Wives star Nia Crooks has been charged with misdemeanor battery for pimp slappin’ the taste out of Jennifer Williams’ mouth back in January … TMZ has learned.
A rep for the Broward County State’s Attorney’s Office tells us … officials decided to file the charge on April 10 … after Williams filed a criminal complaint.
If convicted, Nia faces up to a year in the slammer.”
Jennifer’s lawsuit against Crooks may have alienated the rest of the cast of the hit VH1 reality show, as it is being reported that a majority of the other ladies are threatening to boycott the upcoming reunion show if Jen attends. A lawyer for Crooks told TMZ:
“We will vigorously defend Nia against these charges. The women on the show executed contracts expressly accepting the risk that a physical altercation could occur.”
“Given that Jennifer herself has previously instigated fights on the show, to cry foul now is absurd and a desperate attempt for publicity and money. We will fight until Nia is vindicated.”
A…HOT…MESS!! Just in case you missed it, check out the b*tch slap heard around the reality TV world in the video below: