Chris Bosh & Reality Show Producers At Odds Over Unreleased Footage Of Baby Mama
Miami Heat star Chris Bosh has demanded “Basketball Wives” producers hand over raw unreleased footage, which he believes will show his daughter’s mother talking about their breakup and prove he had a right to interfere with her role on the reality show.
Bosh and his baby mama Allison Mathis have been fighting for years in in a civil suit over her claims that Bosh ruined her deal with the “Basketball Wives” reality show and made her lost out on some $250,000 in income. Mathis, who shares a daughter, Trinity, with the baller, was eventually dropped from the show prior to the start of production.
The lawsuit is heading to trial in the near future and both parties are preparing their case for the courtroom.
Last month, Bosh fired off a subpoena to the Basketball Wives producers, insisting they hand over all the footage they shot with Mathis. None of the footage was aired because she was fired before it premiered.
The docs explained the NBA star isn’t playing around and wants “a copy of all raw footage from the Basketball Wives series that includes images of Allison Mathis.”
He warned the producers if they don’t turn over all the raw footage they could be in contempt of court and have sanctions imposed on them.
Then recently, Shed Media, the producers behind “Basketball Wives,” headed to court to object to Bosh’s subpoena.
They explained the NBA stars’ Subpoena is demanding information that isn’t relevant to the case. They called Bosh’s demands over-broad, pointing out he wants any “image” of Mathis in social scenes during filming. Further, the producers said they don’t have enough time to compile all the footage and will cause him undue burden and expense.
But earlier this week, the NBA star fired back, arguing that he didn’t maliciously try to interfere with Mathis’ deal with the show, but was protecting his own business and financial interest along with protecting his reputation, name, use of his image and the use of his personal brand on the show.
He pointed out that many other cast mates have used “Basketball Wives” as a platform to use, with or without permission, the names, images and personal brands of the NBA players they once knew or still knew on a personal level.
Bosh said Mathis testified that when she was shooting the show another cast member told her the show had asked the cast members to get her to take about whether the NBA star spent time with their minor daughter.
Mathis claimed she refused to do so and instead just stated during filming that Bosh sees their daughter regularly.
During another filming day, she testified that she talked about her relationship with Bosh including their breakup. Bosh said since his name was mentioned, he had every right to interfere with Mathis’ role on Basketball Wives. And despite the producers claim the footage they shot doesn’t feature anything important to this case, he thinks otherwise and is demanding the judge not buy into their argument and order they handover the unreleased show footage.