Mickey “Memphitz” Wright Jr. lost in a defamation battle against singer K. Michelle, Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Entertainment and VH1, where he says they falsely accused him of physical abuse and embezzlement on “Love and Hip-Hop.”
K. Michelle, real name Kimberly Michelle Pate, was his girlfriend and, on the show, she spoke at great lengths about abuse from an unnamed record executive. She also accused him of taking her money. While, Memphitz was never named on the show, the blogs and other media concluded it was him that they were talking about.
Memphitz own words may have been his undoing.
In depositions, he admitted to a physical confrontation with K. Michelle in a Memphis hotel in 2009 and acknowledged that he spent money from Jive Record’s budget for jewelry. He also sent text messages threatening to murder K. Michelle’s son.
The judgement details how Memphitz put a pillow over K Michelle’s mouth to quiet her and her feeling he was trying to kill her was justified.
To win the defamation case, Memphitz had to really prove that he’s not a public figure and that the allegations against him were false.
Neither Memphitz, Mona Scott-Young or K. Michelle had comment at the time of this writing.