Although the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta show has come to a close, the drama between cast mate/singer K.Michelle and her former boyfriend, continues. This week, we shared the news that Memphitz (real name Mickey Wright, the husband of Toya Wright) is filing a lawsuit agains Mona Scott Young’s company Monami Entertainment and VH1’s parent company Viacom. Long story short, he’s suing for defamation of character (K.Michelle allegs that Memphitz was physically abusive towards her, while he disputes these claims). According to the lawsuit, he is asking $1 per viewer, per episode that his character has been defamed (one can assume almost the entire 12-episode season), averaging three to four million viewers. One day later, K.Michelle has responded, telling TMZ:
“I’ve always been told that the truth shall set you free. I stand behind my story 100%. I came on the ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ show mainly because I wanted to give a voice and bring light to a very serious issue. I am very grateful to VH1 and Monami Ent. for the opportunity to tell my story, and touch lives worldwide … I look forward to having my day in court and finally having the truth of my story confirmed in a court of law. Hopefully others will not have to go through this and then have their stories challenged to this degree because people now want to try to salvage whatever reputation they may have had.”
She also tweeted a comment about the lawsuit:
Looks like this has the potential to be an ugly battle in court. Stay tuned!