My good friends at the TheYBF.com confirmed with Memphitz’s Florida lawyer, Conti Moore, that Mickey “Memphitz” Wright is in the process of filing a defamation suit against K. Michelle. Memphitz also has another lawyer in Georgia co-drafting the lawsuit, and it will be filed today we’re told.
According to his legal team, Memphitz is pissed about the “assassination of his character” on the VH1 show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Even though she has not said his name, star K.Michelle has made several accusations on the show that her ex-manager and ex-lover (both of whom describe Memphitz) physically abused her and stole from her. She has engaged in numerous Twitter fights with Memphitz’s new wife, Toya Wright, who has been defending her hubby since the accusations started. Memphitz has also claimed from the start K.Michelle’s stories are nothing but lies.
All three parties have engaged in twitter wars and very public arguments. But now, Memphitz is taking it the legal route and suing K.Michelle, NFGTV Inc, Exec. Producer Mona Scott Young’s company Monami Entertainment & VH1’s parent company Viacom for defaming his character.
In a lawsuit being filed today, Memphitz is asking for $1 per viewer per episode that his character has been defamed. And since K. Michelle spoke about her alleged abuse in pretty much all 12 episodes of the season (including the two reunion shows)….and each episode had 3-4 million viewers….you do the math.
Memphitz said in a statement today:
“My family and I have suffered tremendously while VH-1, Monami Ent., and the other companies provided a worldwide platform for K. Michelle to repeatedly assassinate my character. The filing of this suit is to compensate for the irreparable damage that has been done to my reputation and to deter these companies from doing such future harm to others.”
And counsel Moore backs up the statement saying:
“[Kimberly Michelle Pate] has taken full advantage of society’s tendency to accept claims of domestic violence as always being true, even in the absence of proof. The only abuse that actually occurred is the malicious and calculated pattern of vicious lies Ms. Pate has assailed for the purpose of fabricating a compelling story line in an attempt to ruin my client’s name.”
Stay tuned for the official court docs.