Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams filed a lawsuit today accusing a personal assistant of slapping her on the TV show.
Williams claims she is still suffering from a neck injury and post traumatic stress since she was attacked by Nia Crooks, a personal assistant and close friend of Basketball Wives co-star Evelyn Lozada.
The incident, which aired on Monday, happened when television channel VH1 were filming the group on January 21 in the presidential suite of the Gulfstream Park racetrack in South Florida.
‘I didn’t watch the video for a long time because I lived it,’ she said.
‘It’s disturbing. It’s humiliating. I get anxiety just thinking about it.’
Although there have been doubts about the authenticity of the slap, Williams denies the incident was scripted.
‘Violence used against any person is wrong but when a woman hits another woman it sets a horrible example for young girls everywhere,’ Williams told the New York Daily News.
Williams has also filed a complaint with the state attorney’s office in Florida, said lawyer Sanford Rubenstein.
The suit seeks unspecified monetary and punitive damages from Crooks. VH1 is not named as a defendant.
Crooks could not be reached for comment by the website.
It’s not the first time Williams has been attacked on television – last year cameras caught the moment her ex-husband threw a glass of water in her face when they were at a restaurant table.
The tumultuous show has had several fights – in May 2010, NBA star Michael Olowokondi’s ex-girlfriend Suzie Ketcham was arrested after throwing a bucket of water over her nemesis, who then slipped and was badly hurt.