*Laura Govan, who was axed from VH1’s “Basketball Wives” reality show after season 2, has been accused of violating federal laws after her bar allegedly showed a boxing match without permission – and made money from it.
According to Radar Online, the lawsuit was filed on Nov. 26, 2013 by G & G Closed Circuit Events, who claims that her bar, Kimball’s Carnival, unlawfully broadcast a boxing match and profited from it.
“On December 1, 2012, Defendant Laura Sylvia Mendoza Govan specifically directed the employees of Kimball’s Carnival to unlawfully intercept and broadcast Plaintiff’s Program at Kimball’s Carnival,” the lawsuit reads.
“The actions of the employees of Kimball’s Carnival are directly imputable to Defendant by virtue of ownership of Kimball’s Carnival.”
G & G Closed Circuit claims that as a “commercial distributor and licensor of sporting events,” Govan maliciously acted in an attempt to harm the company without paying a licensing fee.
The company is therefore asking for $170,000 in judgment for the violation of the federal law and their attorneys’ fees.