Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Tommie Lee is no stranger to heated altercations. But you can run into trouble when you take that attitude outside of the producer-enclosed and security-assisted bubble of reality TV.
That appears to be what happened when Tommie got into it with a mall employee and allegedly smacked her around.
According to police reports obtained by TMZ, Tommie visited the Henri Bendel store with an unknown man and got into a heated argument with an employee named Daniella. According to accounts of the surveillance footage, Tommie yelled at the employee at Atlanta’s Lenox Square mall and then came around the store’s display case to “slap and punch her repeatedly.”
Anonymous sources at the store told the gossip website that Tommie was rude throughout the visit and that the fight started when Daniella went to confront her about it. Those same sources said that a store manager broke up the fight at which point Tommie and her friend hoofed it out of there.
The store manager also told police that Tommie is known in the store and that she frequently attempts to steal from them.
According to The Shade Room ― which claims to have spoken to Daniella ― Karlie Redd came back around the store snooping after the incident to see if the employee planned to press charges. TMZ reports that she suffered bruising on her face and does plan to press charges against the LHHATL star.
Tommie has gone off in public before. She was recently booted from a plane for getting a little testy with flight attendants after she tried to bring a glass of wine onto the plane. Her reputation precedes her in such a way that many fans didn’t question the story that circulated about her bringing a gun to the set of LHHATL to pop her rival Karen King.
Tommie herself vehemently denied the rumors in an interview. She said that she would never attempt to harm anyone in that way because of her religious beliefs.
“I am a child of God and I would never do anything like that,” she said.
She added that she has security guards and would not need to carry a weapon if she needed some heat around her.
“I have security to carry guns for me, I don’t need to have a gun,” she said.
Even so, the bad blood between Tommie and Karen was very real. She wasn’t going to let a good opportunity to slam King go to waste. She closed the interview by blaming King for spreading the rumor as a means to boost her own profile.
“Karen is upset in this state of her life and she is just trying to sabotage my career,” she said. “I’m not over here thinking about killing her. I’m over here focusing on my career, my singles that’s about to drop.”
What do you think? Does this jibe with your idea of Tommie? Do you think she’s running around smacking up mall employees and shoplifting? How long do you think it will take before her numerous brushes with the law catch up with her and LHHATL finds itself with an open slot? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.