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‘From The Bottom Up’ actress, Sara Stokes to sue BET

Sara Stokes suing BET. Photo: Sara Stokes/ Instagram
Sara Stokes suing BET.
Photo: Sara Stokes/ Instagram
Sara Stokes is preparing to sue BET after she filmed From The Bottom Up for the network,
According to TMZ, the former Da Band singer was approached by BET to appear on ‘From The Bottom Up’, a show executive produced byQueen Latifah that depicts the stories of five women.
Stokes, who is in jail for getting into a fight with her husband, says that she was promised she could tell her side of a narrative that includes a rise to fame after Making The Band 2 and then her troubles with the law.
Instead, Stokes claims, the show depicted her as a ‘man-beater’ and she is planning to bring action against BET Networks. Stokes’ legal team believes the show did more damage than good and ruined their client’s commercial appeal. They are seeking damages related to defamation of character.
From The Bottom Up aired on Centric, a channel owned by BET that is advertised as ‘The First Network Designed For Black Women.’
Earlier today, Stokes went on Instagram to share a photo of former BET CEO Robert L. Johnson with the caption, “It’s not the same anymore….”