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Basketball Wives' Jennifer Williams Files Suit Against Castmate's Assistant Over Slap

Jennifer Williams, Basketball Wives Vh1

That sound she heard wasn't exactly a swish.

Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams has launched a lawsuit against one of her fellow cast members' personal assistants for allegedly slapping her in the face on the VH1 show.

Personal foul indeed.

Read the court docs here

The civil complaint, filed in New York against Nia Crooks who serves as the assistant to fellow Basketball wife Evelyn Lozada, claims that the incident occurred on Jan. 21 at the Gulf Stream Racing & Casino Park VIP suite in Broward County, Florida.

According to the lawsuit, the smack was an "intentional act" that occurred during filming.

Williams' attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, tells E! News the reality star went ahead with the suit "because she believes she should received whatever damages are appropriate for the wrongful action that was taken when she was assaulted and battered."

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"When you look at it you clearly see she comes up from the other side of the table, walks all the way around the table and proceeds to slap her on the face, hard," adds Rubenstein, noting his client suffered physical injuries to her face and neck as well as post traumatic stress.

Williams, wife of NBA star Eric Williams, is not seeking any damages from VH1 or the show which is now in its third season—just Nia Crooks.

"Violence against any woman is wrong. When a woman hits another woman it sets a horrible example and I choose to use the justice system to fight back," she said in a statement.

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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