Mickey "MempHitz" Wright Files Lawsuit Against VH1 and "Love And Hip-Hop: Atlanta" Creators
(AllHipHop News) Mickey Wright, Jr. p/k/a “MeMpHiTz”, intends to file a federal lawsuit against the creators and producers of “Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta," according to his legal team.
“Ms. 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," said attorneys Conti J. Moore and Alcide L. Honoré.
The suit includes Viacom International, Inc.; NFGTV, Inc.; and Monami Entertainment, LLC, the company owned by Mona Scott-Young.
According to the press release Wright is "suing the named Defendants for approximately one dollar per viewer per show for damages that stem from the defamatory statements and denigrating actions of cast member Kimberly Michelle Pate p/k/a 'K. Michelle'."
On the show, Michelle asserts vehemently that Wright violently beat her when they were in a relationship.
Alcide L. Honoré said, “Even the most ridiculous statements when repeated frequently become true in the minds of many. Ms. Pate’s preposterous claims, which include allegations that Mr. Wright mismanaged funds and caused her career to ‘flop’, have been adopted as truth by many followers of the popular VH-1 reality series.”
Wright said that he seeks compensation for the pain his family has undergone.
“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," he maintained. "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.”
Moore & Honore jointly said that they would defend their client in a court of law, particularly on the matters surrounding domestic violence.
“Domestic violence is an issue of serious nature, often having grave consequences for true victims with whom we all sympathize. However, it is unconscionable for one to play on the sympathies of the masses by levying false accusations of such heinous acts against an innocent party, simply for the sake of entertainment or for purported career advancement. After reviewing the evidence in this matter, we are prepared to litigate this case to the fullest extent of the law to seek justice for our client and to restore his name and professional reputation.”