What She Say? Meeka Claxton Explains Why She’s Suing Tami Roman


Niki McGloster | August 1, 2011 - 8:45 am

Basketball wife Meeka Claxton spoke with UPTOWN about her recent altercation with Tami Roman. In the exclusive interview, she divulges the legal action she’s taking against her reality co-star, teaching Tami a lesson and donating all the proceeds she gains from the suit to charity.

Read an excerpt below:

On a recent episode of Basketball Wives, you all took a trip to Italy and there was major drama between yourself and Tami Roman. Is there still drama or have you cleared the air?

I’ll just say this – a lot was cleared up at the reunion show. So I would encourage everyone to watch. But there was much drama, and I don’t think I had the drama, it was really Tami. I wasn’t paying her any mind. And that was my intention from the beginning. I went in knowing if I was going to accept the trip offer, we obviously want to have a girls’ trip, sight see and shop and just have fun! Right then and there, I was showing that I’m the adult in the situation.

There have been rumors about a potential lawsuit – are those rumors true?

It’s not a potential lawsuit, it is a lawsuit. So yes the rumors are true.  I never respond to negativity on Twitter, but I do see a lot of people saying things like “Why are you doing this? Is it because you’re broke?” This has nothing to do with money – it’s all about the lesson. There are consequences to every action. And it may be cool for Tami to go around hitting them, but don’t touch me. I’m about my business, I don’t bother anybody.

I can’t believe that a woman could actually sit in a club – in Italy where we’re the only black women there – and perpetuate the already negative stereotypes that other people have of us. At the time, I was very upset. You can’t run around doing that. We’re not 16, 17 years old anymore. I’m not getting someone to “jump” you. I don’t do that anymore. I’m going to handle it like an adult. As mad as I wanted somebody to do something back to her, that’s not going to solve anything. She needs to learn her lesson. And if I do win the lawsuit, all the proceeds will be going to charity. It’s not about the money, it’s about teaching young women a lesson that when you do things like that, nothing good comes of it.

Read the full interview at UPTOWN!