By Heather Ericson, EnStarz | Jun 14, 2012 01:49 PM EDT
VH1's reality show Basketball Wives was shrouded in controversy after the reality stars displayed moments of violence and bullying on the show. With the image of the show being tarnished, it seems that VH1 and Shed Media - the producers of the show, want to totally revamp the show by firing some of its main cast members.
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Gossip web site TMZ reported that castmates Jennifer Williams, Royce Reed and Kesha Nichols have all be axed from the show in the show's effort to eradicate "dead weight".
It seems that Jennifer Williams was fired because of her lawsuit against Evelyn Lozada's assistant Nia Crooks. Producers of the show reportedly tried to stop Williams from pursuing the lawsuit, in which she claims that Crooks physically assaulted her. But Williams did not budge and therefore considered to be a liability to continue on the show.
There are also reports that the producers of the show are contemplating on whether they should sue Williams, for allegedly tarnishing the "Basketball Wives" brand. They claim that risk of injury was part of the contract and that she has no right to use.
Reed was reportedly fired because of a 2009 gag order that prevents her from talking about her child's father Dwight Howard of Orlando Magic in any form.
And Kesha Nichols, who was famously bullied by Tami Roman, was reportedly fired for being too boring.
It is not confirmed who will be replacing the three stars. A VH1 representative told TMZ: "We don't comment on casting until everything is final. Thanks for checking in."
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