Tommie Lee of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta fame could soon lose her spot on the popular reality show, as one site is reporting producers are debating firing the mother of two over her most recent arrest.
The aspiring rapper, real name Atasha Jefferson, was arrested twice within a 48-hour period last week. First, in Cobbs County, Georgia at Griffin Middle School after being accused of slamming her daughter’s head into a locker, pulling her hair and other forms of abuse. She was charged with felony aggravated assault, simple battery, first-degree child cruelty and disruption of public schools.
After being released on $27,000 bond, Jefferson was arrested again the following night, charged with aggravated stalking and obstruction of an officer.
Unbelievable. #LHHATL star Tommie Lee is in the Cobb jail again. This time she’s being held w/o bond. She was charged w/ aggravated stalking & obstruction last night. She was just arrested Tues for alleged child cruelty. Stay w/ @wsbtv & @ajc for more. https://t.co/wD00Ey0E1r pic.twitter.com/LnjBbQBU1J
— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) October 18, 2018
While Tommie has been arrested numerous times, being accused of harming a child may be the breaking point for L&HH producers.
“Tommie has gotten in trouble before, but child cruelty allegations are a sensitive subject,” says a source at The Jasmine Brand. “They don’t want it to appear like they’re condoning her behavior.”
The reality show diva was also arrested last July for disorderly conduct. According to TMZ, she was detained while outside of Atlanta’s Royal Peacock club where an officer told her to get off of the road where he was directing traffic. She reportedly ignored his demands and began to get belligerent.
Police claim the mother of two then struck a nearby valet worker in the head, causing officers to detain her. The valet reportedly did not want to press charges, but cops arrested the VH1 star and booked her for disorderly conduct while under the influence.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.