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Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

Posted on: May 3, 2011 4:39 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 4:49 pm
 
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is suing the mother of his child over her appearance on a reality TV show. Posted by Ben Golliver. chris-bosh-face

On Tuesday night, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will do battle with Kevin Garnett

HollywoodReporter.com reports that Bosh began fighting a different battle on Monday, filing a lawsuit against the mother of his child, Allison Mathis, for "infringing his trademark and publicity rights" by appearing on VH1's popular reality television show, Basketball Wives.
Bosh is claiming that co-defendants Allison Mathis and producer Shed Media are commercially exploiting his likeness and trademark, and the complaint offers an amusing rationale on why Mathis' appearance doesn't constitute protected First Amendment expression against Bosh's purported intellectual property rights: "The use of Plaintiff's name by Defendants is primarily commercial and not communicative," says the lawsuit. "Further, the show, 'Basketball Wives,'  is not transformative, but rather the use, depiction, or imitation of celebrity NBA basketball players, including Plaintiff, is the very sum and substance of the show." 
Bosh claims his consent was required for use of his mark -- his name -- and that the reality show is likely to confuse the public into thinking he authorized or sponsored Basketball Wives. 
I think pretty much everyone can agree that this show is an embarrassment. Being associated with this show is like being associated with a pig sty or chicken pox or something. It's just hideous, desperate, pointless and wrong. And no, I haven't watched a second of it. 

But is it really illegal? That seems like a stretch. Unless the show is going out of its way to defame Bosh, it's difficult to believe a court should prevent Ms. Mathis from identifying herself as who she is, the mother of his child. 

Everyone has regrets about past relationships and it's often a good idea to forget about them and move on. But Bosh's previous actions have consequences and filing a lawsuit to smother those consequences just feels like a bit too much.
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Comments

Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2011 11:39 am
 

Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

This guy just loves to see his name in the spotlight right?  If you are so concerned about that, you shouldn't have signed up to be 3rd fiddle.  His "fake tough guy" act is so funny to me, i can't even look at the guy without thinking, What a D-bag.  I hope she counter-sue's you for being an idiot.  The jury would come back with a unanimous conviction after about 45 seconds of deliberation!!!  Chris Bosh.........what a joke



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2011 10:02 am
 

Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

Hessguy: Gee, why don't I follow the NBA anymore???

Because Basketball Wives has you captivated and you can't tear yourself away?  Tongue out



Since: Feb 4, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

do you mean paycheck?




Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

Gee, why don't I follow the NBA anymore???



Since: May 2, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 11:53 am
 

Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

This is Chris Bosh's problem. Why does he need this headache now, during the playoffs when he should be concentrating on chasing a championship and earning the paycheque he gets from the Heat? 



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: May 3, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

There is no doubt she is exploiting her past with Bosh. Not to mention she is exploiting her child too. I am sure she is more than taken care of, off  Bosh income. I would be pissed too if my EX was doing this to my child. Who in hell wants their child subject to Hollywood TV life. Without her past ties to Bosh, she would be nothing.




Since: Jun 20, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:16 pm
 

Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

Why doesn't he sue his kid too for using his image and likeness? 



Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

Mybe he should pay a little more child support from that 17 million Miamin is paying him.  As long as she makes the show about her and not him he hardly has a case.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Chris Bosh sues baby's mother over reality show

Get over yourself!!!!


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