By Heather Ericson, EnStarz | May 15, 2012 11:28 AM EDT
Tami Roman of reality show "Basketball Wives" issued a public apology to new cast member Kesha Nichols. In episode 13 of the show, Nichols endured extreme verbal abuse by fellow cast-member Roman who was drunk when she verbally harassed her. Roman, 41, was filmed screaming and swearing at Nichols despite Nichols insisting that she did not want to fight.
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The incident happened during a group trip to Tahiti, which prompted the professional dancer to leave and return to the States after being on the island for just two days. Nichols appeared very shaken after Roman's confrontation about allegedly talking behind her back to other cast members.
Nichols had written in her blog: "What I experienced was extremely difficult and emotional for me, as I'm sure it is for all victims of bullying. Unfortunately, I had to relive my personal experience by watching it happen on national television. At the same time, I now have a platform to bring awareness to the issue of adult bullying in today's society."
Roman wrote in a Facebook post: "I don't apologize for it 2b accepted - that is ultimately the other person's right to accept or deny it. My only responsibility is to acknowledge a mistake was made and own up to it. I apologize to my family, my REAL friends, my business colleagues, and my Project Girl ladies 4my recent behavior on BBW. I am NOT a bully as depicted on the show, but I did make poor decisions in handling my differences with my cast mate. I sincerely apologize to all of us, as well as to my castmate who was on the receiving end of my wrath."
Roman was recently sued by Crème de la Crème beauty products, according to TMZ. The company claimed that she breached her endorsement contract by promoting her own hair product rather than theirs on the show. The two parties reportedly settled privately out of court this week.
Last week, Tami Roman told Sister 2 Sister Magazine that she is actually the victim of fans cyber-bullying her. She told the magazine, "Waking up to negativity on Twitter, negativity on Facebook, negativity on blogs, it's emotionally and mentally draining, and things people say because they think they know you for watching you one hour of the week, it can weigh on your psyche."
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