Tami Roman Sued by Ex-Manager

Dec 20, 2011 - LegalZoom News Source
"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman was recently sued by her ex-manager.

"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman was recently sued by her former manager for allegedly refusing to pay him for his services.

Jerry Silverhardt alleges he helped make Roman a celebrity, but she has never paid him, TMZ reported. The manager filed the lawsuit recently in L.A. County Superior Court, saying the reality show star fired him after taking advantage of his work.

"Mr. Silverhardt was terminated long ago and has been appropriately compensated for the personal management services he rendered," Roman told TMZ. "This is a sad attempt from a broken man to reap rewards on a situation he did not sow."

According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Silverhardt alleges Roman paid him for the second season of the VH1 reality show, but then discontinued payment after she fired him in February. The lawsuit says Roman failed to pay the manager for his work with her on the third season of the show.

Silverhardt alleges that their oral contract stipulated that Roman has to pay him 10 percent of her paychecks, regardless of whether he's working for her or not for season three through six of the show, TMZ reported.

The reality star's ex-husband, former NBA player Kenny Anderson, was arrested recently and released on bond following a hit and run.