“Basketball Wives” co-star Jennifer Williams (pictured right) has decided to drop her lawsuit against fellow cast member Nia Crooks (pictured) for hauling off and slapping her across the face last January while filming an episode for the wildly popular VH1 show, reports TMZ.
Williams’ reserved demeanor has managed to spare her from almost all of the physical altercations that occasionally pop off on the show. Yet, when newbie Crooks, who is Evelyn Lozada’s assistant, had words with Williams during an outing at a restaurant, Crooks jumped out of her seat and lunged at her. Williams, who did not retaliate, decided at that time to let her legal team do her battling for her, so she filed a lawsuit.
In the court document, Williams alleged that she suffered serious injuries and psychological damage when she was struck by Crooks.
Williams, who did not settle, made the move to abandon her lawsuit because, according to her rep, she is “already dealing with her difficult divorce and did not feel that it was necessary to continue to pursue civil action.”
Crook’s lawyer, Javier Solano, told TMZ, “We have always maintained that the frivolous lawsuit brought by Jennifer Williams was nothing short of a last-gasp attempt to maintain her dwindling relevance on the ‘Basketball Wives.'”
Earlier this year, TMZ reported that the “BBW” producers were hopping mad about Williams’ lawsuit against Crooks. It was alleged that the bigwigs at VH1 were planning on suing Williams for bashing the show publicly and blasting that “BBW” portrays African-American women in a negative light. Airing the show’s dirty laundry and ruining BBW’s image is a HUGE no-no according to the cast member’s ironclad contracts.