By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Producer Memphitz is lashing out against K. Michelle, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” producers and more over the show’s allegations that he abused K when they were dating. The former Jive Records executive, though not named specifically, has been the target of several allegations of abuse from K this season. The singer claims Memphitz was physically abusive and that their relationship ruined her professional career in the music industry when the two were at Jive.
Now, The YBF shares that Memphitz is filing a multi-million defamation lawsuit in response to the bad press. According to Memph, “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.”
The YBF says that Memphitz, who is currently married to Lil’ Wayne’s ex-wife, is asking for $1 per viewer per episode that his character has been defamed. With 12 episodes per season and 3-4 million viewers per episode, the lawsuit could add up to a hefty sum.
K. Michelle did not mince words when recounting her relationship with Memphitz this season and by the end, she appeared to be healing from the traumatic experience. Some of the other cast members though, like Rasheeda (a friend of Memph’s), found K’s story to over-dramatized and full of holes. Rasheeda even dubbed K a “fraud” saying, “Its a shame you trying to sell this old ass story but keep threatening to hurt others in the process….As far as any woman who has been a victim of domestic violence my heart goes out to you all and I wish you nothing but the best but this chick right here is a F—ING FRAUD!!”