As if there wasn’t enough drama on and off the set of “Basketball Wives,” a live taping of a reunion show in Los Angeles turned ugly Saturday when Suzie Ketcham threw a bucket of water on a “surprise guest” that she had had difficulties with on a previous episode. Â As her “Basketball Wives” castmembers and the studio audience watched, the dousing led to Suzie Ketcham getting arrested while cameras were rolling. Â And the situation very well could lead to a lawsuit.
According to a source for Radar Online, during the filming of VH1’s reality show “Basketball Wives,” it was announced that a “surprise guest” would be joining the cast. Â When “Sandra,” a “groupie” into whose face Suzie Ketcham had thrown a drink earlier in the show’s first season, walked out, Ketcham, obviously angered, walked off. Â She soon came back, however, with a bucket of water, throwing it at Sandra.
In her efforts to evade the water, Sandra fell, injuring herself. Â While cameras rolled, paramedics were called. Â The police also showed up. Â Before it was over, Suzie Ketcham had been arrested and taken away for questioning while Sandra had been carted away on a stretcher. Â The source told Radar Online that “the first words out of her mouth were, ‘Call my lawyer.'”
It is unclear as to the extent of Sandra’s injuries or if charges were filed against Suzie Ketcham, although it is reported that Sandra does want charges to be levied.
As for a lawsuit, whether or not it gets to that stage is as yet unclear as well.
Another member of the “Basketball Wives” is already involved in a lawsuit. Â Evelyn Lozada filed a lawsuit against Vanessa Davis a few weeks ago, according to documents obtained by TMZ. Â Evelyn Lozada alleges that Davis, jealous over not being chosen as one of the basketball wives for the reality show, engaged in harassing activities against her. Â According to the papers filed by Lozada, Davis allegedly sent her harassing e-mails, hacked into her account, stole topless pictures out of her files, and posted said topless pictures online. Â Vanessa Davis denies it all, of course, and has threatened to counter-sue Evelyn Lozada for defamation.
“Basketball Wives” airs on VH1 on Sundays. Â The reunion show, which was pre-empted due to the confrontation and injury was scheduled for broadcast on June 20. Â It is not known as yet if it will be rescheduled until the filming of the episode can be finished — or if VH1 will air the footage that they have.