About six weeks ago, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh sued his ex-girlfriend and current baby momma, Allison Mathis, after he learned that she had entered into an agreement with Shed Media to appear on Basketball Wives, a reality television show that follows the romantic interests of professional athletes.
Now Mathis has sued Bosh, alleging that he tortiously interfered with her contract to appear on the show, causing her economic harm and emotional stress.
Can things get any worse for this Chris Bosh? He just lost the championship.
Originally, Chris Bosh sued Mathis, stating that her appearance on Basketball Wives would violate a variety of binding agreements, including court orders, reports Courthouse News Service.
He also sued on the grounds that Allison Mathis' appearance on the show was an attempt to misappropriate his image and name, and to capitalize on their former relationship.
Shed Media got skittish and canceled the contract.
Now she wants him to pay.
It seems unlikely that this will pan out in her favor.
Tortious interference requires that a person wrongfully interfere with the contractual relations of another. If Bosh's original suit against Mathis has any merit to it whatsoever, then any interference with the production of Basketball Wives occurred in good faith.
Not only that, it's not particularly wrongful to allege that a contract was entered into in violation of another contract if there's any possibility that such a conflict does exist.
Basically, even though Chris Bosh sued Allison Mathis, it doesn't mean that he's responsible for her loss.
- Chris Bosh Sued by Ex for Keeping Her Off Basketball Wives (Miami New Times)
- Tortious Interference (FindLaw)
- Tennessee Titans Sue USC's Lane Kiffin for Malicious Interference (FindLaw's Tarnished Twenty)