Memphitz sues K. Michelle (‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’) for defamationSep 08
Former Jive Records executive Mickey “Memphitz” Wright Jr. has sued a owners of VH1 and producers of a network’s strike uncover “Love Hip Hop Atlanta” for insult after his former partner indicted him of earthy abuse and piracy on a program, that only resolved a initial deteriorate Sept. 3 to large ratings.
“Our position is he didn’t do anything to mangle any laws,” pronounced Memphitz’s profession Alcide Honore in an talk today. “She presented a plainly fake horizon of contribution and descriptions about a inlet of their attribute and expel an picture of my customer that is insulting in nature.”
Wright, in a lawsuit filed in a United States Northern District of Georgia on Sept. 5, 2012, asks for $15 million in saving indemnification and $50 million in punitive damages.
Wright’s former girlfriend, RB singer, Kimberly Michelle Pate (who is famous on a uncover as K. Michelle), didn’t have most of a story line a initial deteriorate yet talked utterly a bit about how she had been abused by an unnamed former record executive and was dissapoint when other members of a uncover didn’t trust her.
Honore pronounced nonetheless Wright’s name was never spoken on a show, it was straightforwardly apparent to anybody in a attention who K. Michelle was articulate about. His name was referenced frequently on report and news sites online as well.
Curiously, K. Michelle is not named as a suspect in a lawsuit. Honore pronounced it was a “strategic decision” to replace her from a filing, yet he didn’t mention why. “As is mostly a box in lawsuits, things are theme to change,” Honore said. “There’s no pledge she won’t be named a suspect in a destiny if resources change.”
Wright, a song executive for his possess association Do Work Enterprises, describes himself in a lawsuit as “maintaining his common roots and southern drawl notwithstanding his success, that eventually lead others in a attention to call him ‘Memphitz,’ named after a city of Memphis, Tenn., where he was innate and raised.”
Wright sealed K. Michelle in 2008 and a span was concerned romantically in 2009, according to a lawsuit.
During a entrance part of “Love Hip Hop: Atlanta” in June, K. Michelle pronounced after 6 months of dating, “one day he flipped and kick my ***. All we can remember is only screaming and saying, ‘It’s me. Like, it’s me. we adore you. It’s me, K. It’s me.’ He wasn’t there. People behind a scenes, from a record tag to everywhere, they knew a truth… He bought chains, rings, all out of my recording budget. It was over $2 million with zero to uncover for it. No album, no music, no anything.”
The lawsuit claims she “knowingly done fake statements with vigilant to means mistreat to Mr. Wright and boost ratings.” The defendants “intentionally aired K. Michelle’s fake statements.” She continued to make identical statements a rest of a series, a lawsuit said.
K. Michelle, in an talk with me before a uncover launched in June, didn’t report her attribute with Memphitz in any fact yet did contend she felt trapped while with a record label.
“For dual years, no one would listen,” she said. “I was silenced given we was on a label.” (She was forsaken when Jive Records folded in 2011.)
To TMZ, K. Michelle gave this response:
“I’ve always been told that a law shall set we free. we mount behind my story 100 percent. we came on a ‘Love Hip Hop Atlanta’ uncover especially given we wanted to give a voice and move light to a really critical issue.
I am really beholden to VH1 and Monami Ent. for a event to tell my story, and hold lives worldwide … I look brazen to carrying my day in justice and finally carrying a law of my story reliable in a justice of law.
Hopefully others will not have to go by this and afterwards have their stories challenged to this grade given people now wish to try to deliver whatever repute they might have had.”
TMZ also pronounced K. Michelle has defended New York party attorney Matt Middleton as counsel. (I left a phone summary with him.)
A VH1 mouthpiece declined to comment. we also left messages with a prolongation companies Monami Entertainment and NFGTV, Inc.
Wright is now married to Toya Carter Wright, who was formerly married to hip-hop thespian Lil Wayne and starred herself in a integrate of former BET existence shows, “Tiny Toya” and “Toya: A Family Affair.”
In a lawsuit, Wright is seeking for detriment of gain given a uncover debuted Jun 18 given a “injury to his repute caused by Defendants” and “emotional highlight and mitigation of his ability to acquire a aloft income in a destiny as a effect of a spoil to his reputation.”
He also asked for indemnification associated to loosening and punitive indemnification and attorneys’ fees. And he wants a hearing by jury.
By Rodney Ho, Radio TV Talk