Basketball Wives star Nia Crooks has been charged with misdemeanor battery from an incident with Jennifer Williams on a recent episode.
A rep for Broward County (Fla.) State’s Attorney’s Office tells E! News that Basketball Wives: Miami star Evelyn Lozada’s personal assistant has been charged with misdeameanor battery for slapping costar Jennifer Williams on the face in January—an incident we all got to witness during the April 16 episode.
The charges were filed April 10. If convicted, Crooks could face up to a year in jail.
Last week in New York, Williams also filed a civil complaint, which shares that the incident occurred on Jan. 21 at the Gulf Stream Racing & Casino Park VIP suite in Broward.
As seen in the episode, Crooks attended a social gathering at the race track with the B.W. ladies in hopes of getting her house keys from Jennifer, who allegedly stayed with Nia at times while dealing with her divorce from NBA star Eric Williams. But there was already tension in the air since Crooks’ boss, Evelyn, had been feuding with Jennifer.
Nia’s lawyer Marc David Seitles said in a statement, “We will vigorously defend Nia against these charges … The women on this show executed contracts expressly accepting the risk that a physical altercation could occur. Given that Jennifer herself has previously instigated fights, to cry foul now is absurd and a desperate attempt for publicity and money.” “We will fight until Nia is vindicated.” We will follow the story and continue to update as it develops.