Just a day after the final episode of LHHA’s reunion show aired (click HERE if you missed it), MeMpHiTz struck back with a vengeance, and it’s not like he didn’t try to warn y’all…
Sh*t just got real! Details below…
According to several online sources, MeMpHiTz has reportedly filed a federal lawsuit against the creators and producers of “Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta.”
Wright’s legal team, Conti J. Moore and Alcide L. Honoré released the following statement regarding “Whassername” aka Kimberly Michelle Pate (aka K. Irrelevant) and her allegations of domestic violence, which she played for the cameras all season during Love & Hip Hop Atlanta:
“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.
Also listed as parties to the suite are Viacom International, Inc.; NFGTV, Inc.; and Monami Entertainment, LLC, the company owned by Mona Scott-Young.
According to a press release Wright 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’.”
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.
Woomp there it is!
Wright claims in the lawsuit that he deserves extensive compensation for the pain & suffering he and his family has undergone due to Whassername’s stories.
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.
MeMpHiTz’ attorneys are preparing to defend their client in a court of law and reveal that while domestic violence should not be taken lightly, it’s not something that should be used as a launching pad for someone’s reality show career.
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.
In case the amount MeMpHiTz is seeking for in damages went over your head… he’s asking for one dollar for EACH person that watched EVERY episode of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s first season. That’s 10 episodes (12 if you include parts 1 and 2 of the reunion), which averaged 3 to 4 million viewers EACH… you do the math!
[Sidebar: I reached out to MeMpHiTz a little while ago but he’s been told not to speak publicly about the case at this time.]
I guess y’all can stop asking ‘why didn’t he file a lawsuit’…. Let the games begin!
Not that it matters… but who do YOU believe this week?