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):
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