Ex-‘Basketball Wives’ Castmember Says No One Cared When Tami Punched Her
Meeka Claxton, who appeared on a season of Vh-1’s polarizing reality show ‘Basketball Wives’ asks why did not anyone get outraged when she got her ass kicked?
By: A.J. Niles
Ex Basketball Wives castmember Meeka Claxton took to her blog to express her frustrations regarding the constant tweets she has been receiving on her twitter account. Meeka, wife of Craig “Speedy” Claxton, appeared on one season of the controversial show where she was physically attacked by Tami Roman. Meeka subsequently filed a police report and sued Tami, and left the cast.
For the last 3 months, my twitter has been flooded with these comments and hundreds more exactly like them. I said it on the reunion and I will say it again, I’m 32, a CEO, a wife and a mommy, I did not sign up for Bad Girls Club. As a mom, I am my daughters’ FIRST role model and as a black woman who has been given a platform, I have a responsibility to show young girls “better”.
Am I mad? No, more like I’m disappointed. When I was attacked everyone thought it was funny. No one thought her actions were disgraceful. As a matter of fact the very same ladies (for lack of a better word) that are “hurt” by the backlash, joked about me being attacked. They laughed and even called me names for taking a stand against her.
I thought pressing charges was wack? Oooooh, I get it…it’s wack when it’s not you!
One can only assume that Meeka feels some type of way since no one seemed to publicly be in her corner when she decided to press charges. While one could understand and empathize with how she feels, most would feel that she should be one of the first to stand behind those that want to see this show off of the air. She should perhaps stand behind the claims that were brought up by Tami and former Basketball Wives LA cast member Tanya Young. It is becoming increasingly obvious that Shad Media has been provoking the women, forcing the reactions we all have seen out of them for some time now.
What are your thoughts?