Vanessa Davis, the ex-wife of professional basketball star Ricky Davis, has been sued by Evelyn Lozada, the ex-girlfriend of Antoine Walker and castmember of VH1’s reality show “Basketball Wives.” Â TMZ revealed Sunday that Evelyn Lozada had filed a lawsuit alleging that Vanessa Davis was attempting to “ruin her reputation.” Â Lozada claimed, according to papers filed, that Vaness Davis had defamed her in an internet blog, hacked into her e-mail, stole pictures from her files, and was responsible for the “leaked” partially naked and topless pictures of Lozada that burned up the internet in April.
It seems that Vanessa Davis had orchestrated all these things, according to Lozada, because she was jealous that Evelyn Lozada became part of the cast of “Basketball Wives” and Davis did not.
Eveylyn Lozada told Vibe magazine that she had been receiving harassing e-mails while filming “Basketball Wives” and then she received one that said the anonymous user was going to “make money” off of her. Â It turned even more serious when the persistent hacker began sending messages to Lozada’s 17-year-old daughter, posing as Lozada. Â The FBI was called in to investigate, but Lozada told Vibe that she and her colleagues on “Basketball Wives” had found the culprit (someone that Lozada had suspected), but did not disclose the person’s name at the time. Â Lozada did say that she didn’t know why the person, the wife of a basketball player, was acting the way they were and attributed it to jealousy.
Apparently, Evelyn Lozada believes the culprit to be Vanessa Davis. Â In fact, she lists hacking into e-mails and stealing the topless pictures, harassment and defaming comments made on a blog in her complaint against Davis. Â Some of the things Davis allegedly wrote about Lozada: â€œhigh end prostitute,â€ a â€œdrunkard,â€ and a â€œhoe ass.â€
In the lawsuit, Lozada seeks $15,000 in damages for all the damages allegedly caused.
But can she prove her allegations? Â According to Vanessa Davis, she cannot, and Davis plans to counter-sue for defamation. Â She told TMZ that Evelyn Lozada’s claims had “no merit” and that she had no evidence against her.
How can Vanessa Davis be so certain? Â The FBI was called in to investigate the claims of electronic stalking. Â Perhaps Lozada’s claims are backed by evidence found during the FBI investigation, yet there may not be enough evidence to charge Davis with a stalking (or any other) crime. Â Of course, Davis could be correct and Lozada’s lawsuit might be an act of frustration.
Also to the point: Â Is Vanessa Davis capable of such behavior? Â Could she be driven by jealousy over not being selected to star on “Basketball Wives” to the point where she harasses someone who made the cut?
Anything is possible. Â Especially among those who aspire to be reality show celebrities…
VH1’s “Basketball Wives” is currently in its first season. It chronicles the lives of wives and girlfriends of NBA basketball players.