Chris Bosh Beats “Basketball Wives” Lawsuit
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Chris Bosh’s years-long legal battle with his baby mama – who sued the NBA star accusing him of costing her up to a million dollars for getting her fired from Basketball Wives – with a judge ordering the case to be thrown out right before it was headed to trial.
Here’s the latest:On July 25th, the judge in the case came back with his decision and sided with Bosh by throwing out the entire lawsuit prior to the jury trial, awarding his baby mama nothing in her years long legal battle with the NBA star.
The judge notes he reviewed the evidence and testimony and there is no record evidence to prove Mathis’ claim that Shed Media terminated her contract due to Bosh’s interference.
He says without such evidence she will be unable to prove her case, pointing out that no affidavits or depositions were done that show or explain why Shed Media fired her.
In regards to the settlement signed by Bosh and Basketball Wives producers, the judge says Mathis’ attempt to introduce it as evidence into this case. He says the settlement is hearsay and unauthenticated and cannot be relied upon to prove Bosh’s liability or to prove why producers fired his baby mama.
The judge says the evidence presented by Mathis in regards to her alleged damages are insufficient to prove her actual damages. As a result, he granted Bosh’s motion for summary judgement and dismissed all claims against the NBA star.
Here’s the backstory: Bosh and his baby mama Allison Mathis have been fighting for years in court over their daughter Trinity. Their custody & support battle was settled, but they are still dueling it out in a civil lawsuit over Basketball Wives.
Back in 2011, Bosh sued his baby mama along with Shed Media, producers behind BB Wives. He claimed the show execs and Mathis – who was set to appear on the 3rd season of the show – were going to infringe on his rights. He demanded the show not be allowed to utter his name and his baby mama not be allowed to film the show.
Mathis was eventually fired by producers and never appeared on the show despite filming. Allison then counter-sued, claiming Bosh ruined her deal and accused him of lying to producers about her having sign a confidentiality agreement.
Mathis’ lawsuit had been pending since 2011, with both parties still battling it out over her claim that he made her lose up to 250k by interfering with her TV deal. She is seeking damages for him having her fired.
Bosh responded, filing docs demanding the entire case be thrown out before it heads to trial.
Mathis responded to Bosh’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit, explaining she signed her Basketball Wives deal in early 2011. After entering into the contract, she filmed for the show with co-star Royce Reed, Dwight Howard’s baby mama.
She claimed she received positive feedback for her work and at no time did she make negative comments about her baby daddy while on camera.
Further, prior to filming she told producers that she would not participate in the show in a way that would involve her daughter or her relationship with her father. Mathis believes due to being fired she lost out of a minimum of $191k (which was due on her contract) + upwards of $1 million dollars in lost opportunities for future earning including appearance fees, licensing deals, book contracts and endorsements deals.
Instead, she has been forced to support herself through clerical and retail work. She claims to have struggled financially since being fired and even had to file for bankruptcy to save the home where she lives with her daughter. The trial was scheduled to begin later this year.