MempHitz Files Suit Against VH1 and “Love And Hip-Hop: Atlanta” Creators [VIDEO]
I think we all seen this one coming. They tried to keep it on the D-L, but the more K Michelle talked about being in a abusive relationship people started to make the connection.
Now it's on. MempHitz, who is married to Toya Carter Wright, the ex wife of Lil Wayne, is going after the makers of "Love And Hip-Hop Atlanta" for defamation of character. The two had their own reality show called "Toya's Family Affair", where they focused on their relationship and wedding. However, it only aired for one season.
After filing a federal lawsuit against the creators and producers of the show, his attorneys Conti J. Moore and Alcide L. Honore' issued this statement, “Ms. Pate has taken full advantage of society’s tendency to accept claims of domestic violence as always being true, even in the absence of proof. The only abuse that actually occurred is the malicious and calculated pattern of vicious lies Ms. Pate has assailed for the purpose of fabricating a compelling story line in an attempt to ruin my client’s name.”
In case your unfamiliar with the show, K.Michelle's, storyline alleges that her ex-boyfriend, music executive Memphitz physically abused her. She also accuses him of squandering her $2 million recording budget and using some of it to buy his wife, Toya Wright, an engagement ring. Here's K. Michelle with her side of the story:
Now here's Toya with her thoughts on the situation:
Can you say DRAMA? The suit filed in federal court, includes Viacom International, Inc.; NFGTV, Inc.; and Monami Entertainment, LLC, the company owned by Mona Scott-Young. According to sources, MempHitz is “suing the named Defendants for approximately one dollar per viewer per show for damages that stem from the defamatory statements and denigrating actions of cast member Kimberly Michelle Pate p/k/a ‘K. Michelle’.”
Dispite everyone's reservations, on the show, Michelle vehemently insists that MempHitz violently beat her when they were in a relationship. This is what happened when Rasheeda told her that she really didn't believer her.
However, MempHitz legal team aren't buying her claims. Alcide L. Honoré said, “Even the most ridiculous statements when repeated frequently become true in the minds of many. Ms. Pate’s preposterous claims, which include allegations that Mr. Wright mismanaged funds and caused her career to ‘flop’, have been adopted as truth by many followers of the popular VH-1 reality series.”
MempHitz released this statement in regard to the suit saying, “My family and I have suffered tremendously while VH-1, Monami Ent., and the other companies provided a worldwide platform for K. Michelle to repeatedly assassinate my character. The filing of this suit is to compensate for the irreparable damage that has been done to my reputation and to deter these companies from doing such future harm to others.”
Finally, MempHitz's attorneys had this to say about domestic violence, “Domestic violence is an issue of serious nature, often having grave consequences for true victims with whom we all sympathize. However, it is unconscionable for one to play on the sympathies of the masses by levying false accusations of such heinous acts against an innocent party, simply for the sake of entertainment or for purported career advancement. After reviewing the evidence in this matter, we are prepared to litigate this case to the fullest extent of the law to seek justice for our client and to restore his name and professional reputation.”