Artist Mickey "Memphitz" Wright has filed a lawsuit against the producers of the reality show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" after his ex-girlfriend K. Michelle repeatedly accused him of domestic abuse on the series.
"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," Memphitz said in a statement.
On "Love & Hip Hip: Atlanta," K. Michelle was often defensive about the alleged physical pain Memphitz subjected her to."(For) three years my career was ruined because I could not talk. I don't have that anymore," K. Michelle said. "I don't care what anybody has got to say about me. None of y'all were there. I got my [expletive] beat and I gotta explain to the world what happened to me."
Meanwhile, Memphitz, who is married to Toya Wright, spent a lot of his time denying K. Michelle allegations on Twitter.
"As I was installing the Teeth, Titties, & [Expletive] you're Flaunting, I forgot to tell you about the Growing Nose I threw in Pinocchio. Lol. @kmichelle I made you. -Mr. Gepetto," he wrote next to a picture of the famous liar Pinocchio.
K. Michelle responded to his tweet: "A persons true colors will always show. Never fight a battle that God already won for u. I'm still standing."
The producer of the show is Mona Scott-Young, and she has yet to make a comment on the suit. Memphitz is asking for $1 per viewer per show in compensation, and the series averaged nearly 3 million viewers per episode.