Memphitz Slaps K. Michelle, VH1 and Viacom with Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit
Looks like the ratchet of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” may cost ‘em.
According to TheYBF.com, K. Michelle’s ex-lover/manager Mickey “Memphitz” Wright is issuing a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit against VH1 and the R&B singer, as confirmed by his Florida lawyer, Conti Moore. Memphitz also has another lawyer in Georgia co-drafting the lawsuit that will reportedly be filed today.
According to his legal team, Memphitz is furious about the “assassination of his character” dealt on “LHHATL.” Though he hasn’t been name-dropped, K.Michelle has made several accusations describing Wright, saying that he physically abused her and stole from her. The three-way Twitter beef between Memphitz, K. Michelle and Memphitz’s new wife, Toya Wright, has been constantly aired out in public.
Memphitz is taking legal action against all parties involved with the show’s production including K.Michelle, NFGTV Inc, executive producer Mona Scott Young’s company Monami Entertainment & VH1’s parent company Viacom. He says in a statement, “My family and I have suffered tremendously while VH1, Monami Entertainment, 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.”
In the lawsuit, he asks $1 per viewer per episode that his character has been defamed, meaning pretty much the entire 12-episode season, averaging three to four million viewers every Monday night.
Moore adds, “[Kimberly Michelle 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.”