Will The Basketball Wives Face-Slap Lawsuit Start A Trend?
So Jennifer Williams has filed the lawsuit heard around the reality TV show world. With all of these shows that revolve around altercations, how dare Williams file a lawsuit against Evelyn Lozada‘s assistant, Nia Crooks, for slapping her in the face while the cameras rolled!
We’re offended that a woman would press charges against another woman for assaulting her.
Wait a second…
Have we become so intoxicated with the reality show scrap that we’ve forgotten that it’s not cool for grown folks to beat each other up? Sure, it’s entertaining, but it can’t be all that fun for the person getting beat up. I know, what should they have expected when signing up for reality television? Well, when you think about it, shouldn’t you go on television with the expectation that people won’t lay their hands on you?
No, Nia Crooks pimp slap wasn’t life threatening by any stretch of the imagination, and Jennifer Williams is probably seeking something that will keep her relevant. I’ll give you that. But what this may do is set a precedent where people begin pressing charges against those that assault them. Surely, some of these reality shows will insert language in their contracts preventing talent from suing. But what kind of crap is that?
Morally speaking, fighting shouldn’t be something networks endorse. The “Jerry Springer” era should have passed us by. People who don’t want to fight shouldn’t be subjected to violence. Maybe they just want to be on reality TV without the fisticuffs flying. Is that such a bad thing? Maybe, maybe not.
Before, people that got their asses handed to them on television just had to go home with a well-whooped ass. Now, after Jennifer Williams lawsuit, we just might see more reality TV stars taking liberty in pressing charges against anybody who attacks them.
Is that so wrong?