The lengthy battle between Memphitz (real name Mickey Wright Jr.), Vh1, and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta producers has officially ended, with the music producer taking a loss in the court room.
The case, originally filed in 2012, was a defamation suit against the owners of VH1 and producers of LHHA — for comments that his ex-girlfriend (K.Michelle) made about him concerning accusations of physical abuse and embezzlement — on the show.
If you’re an avid LHHA viewer, then you’ll recall that on seasons 1 and 2, K.Michelle talked on the show about her ex-boyfriend, who she claimed had physically abused her and stolen money from her, via her record deal. K.Michelle never said Memphitz’s name on the show.
During an interview with Sister 2 Sister, Memphitz opened up about the pending lawsuit and said that it had ultimately affected her personal and professional relationships. He explained that LHHA executive producer Mona Scott-Young invited him to appear on the show:
Over time, when I was offered to go on the show and defend myself. You know, Mona called me and was like ‘You should come on the show and defend yourself.’ [And even though she [K.Michelle] didn’t say my name. She led people to me.]
Memphitz later opted not to appear and take legal matters in his own hands, per the advice of his wife, Toya Wright (whom he’s now separated from). Ultimately, Memphitz sued for $15 million in
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