Siohvaughn Funches Accused Dwyane Wade Of Domestic Violence And Infecting Her With An STD

February 12, 2014 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Since the announcement of their engagement last December, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s relationship has really been put to the test. Just days after their engagement, the public learned that Wade fathered a child outside of his relationship with the “Being Mary Jane” actress, which further opened the door for public scrutiny and questions regarding what’s really going on behind the closed doors of their relationship. Now explosive details from athlete’s ugly divorce from ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, are reemerging.

According court documents unearthed by RadarOnline, Funches painted Wade as a cheating and abusive husband who infected her with an STD. Interestingly, she says that his personality shift came just after they tied the knot in 2002.

“I had known that Dwyane Wade had a temper and could become violent at times,” she alleged in court documents. “But when we moved out of my mother’s home … into our own apartment with our infant son, the violence increased. This, however, was just the surface of the domestic violence Dwayne Wade would inflict upon me.”

The mom of two recalled one specific incident where she alleges that a fight with Wade got so out of hand, she wound up spending a week in the hospital.

“He picked up a garbage can made of marble stone and threw it at me. Dwyane Wade picked me up into the air above his head and slammed me down onto a large ottoman with such force that the ottoman broke into pieces when he slammed my body on it and banged my head against a marble bathroom floor.”

“Subsequently, I ended up having to be rushed to the emergency room of Christ Hospital and spent an entire week hospitalized.”

She adds that she noticed a correlation between her ex-husband’s success and the deterioration of their marriage.

“As Dwyane Wade’s income increased, his arrogance and pride increased as well,” Funches explained. “Dwyane Wade began to call me derogatory names more, throw things at me, hit me, take all my money from me, and even kicked me out of the house causing me not to have a place to live. … As a means of controlling me, and as part of Dwyane Wade’s domestic violence pattern, he would often hit me, lock me in rooms and not allow me out, threaten to take my sons from me and frighten me by telling me he knows judges and that they are on his pay roll and he can take the children from me at any time he wanted. The domestic violence and abuse continued on for several years in our family.”

Funches also accused her ex-husband of using money to control her when she tried to leave him.

“I tried to leave Dwyane Wade, but when I did, he made sure I did not have access to my own home and he cut off all my bankcards and denied me access to any money,” she continues. “This exerting of power and control has continued to this day.”

“The marriage has ended but Dwyane Wade’s abuse has not ceased, and through the court system he continues to use his money and influence to exert power and control over me …”

She insists that their marriage came to an end when she tested positive for an STD, something she says is proof that he cheated on her.  Wade has denied her claims and is suing his ex-wife for defamation. One can only wonder with these old skeletons are being rehashed. But if we had to take a wild guess, we’d say that Wade’s upcoming wedding with Union probably has a lot to do with it.

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  • Ajuanya Washington

    if its true or not, she needs to move on, the marriage is over!!! always trying to be seen and heard. it’s gotten old now tired of hearing from her. Anything that has to do with Dwayne is he and Gabriel business.

  • Guest

    The sad thing about all of this is people giving their two cents when you were’t their to see what went on. week or strong black or white this accusation shows me people are classless. No matter what she has kids who will one day read this stuff. What about them? Dwane has a right to move on and she has an expectency to do the same which it is called life.

  • Kath

    I’ve never heard Dwayne speak, but there’s just something about him, just looking at him that’s off. It’s arrogance and something else. Just can’t put my finger on it.

  • Terri Watford-Hagan

    She jus not be lying. She might be tryin 2 give Gabrielle a heads up. U don’t how fame can change a person or what goes on behind closed doors.

  • FromUR2UB

    We’ve heard this before, and it went nowhere. Does she think she missed somebody? Now, what’s everyone supposed to do about it? I don’t think the shunning is going to happen because even if it’s true, she has created an image for herself of someone who probably names balls of yarn and plays dress up with them.

  • guest

    Whatever the reason it’s being rehashed, we all know it’s true! Walks like a duck, talks like a duck…guess what? It’s a duck!

  • Ifuaskme2

    Let’s see….they left HER mother’s house and she couldn’t leave him? Uh huh. And it took an STD not the week in the hospital to make her say enough? Right. No sympathy here

    • Lynnb029

      I happens all the time. Its called stockholm syndrome at its worst and fear any other time. The emotional and mental is the worst part. Been there done that. When you are in it, you have no idea how bad it is until you finally get out. Sad but true and scary.

      • Ifuaskme2

        Her case is NOT Stockholm Syndrome. I have advanced degrees in Psychology and Human Sexuality. Please observe the nuances in her case before assigning conditions. Its on par with thinking every bratty child has ADHD

        • Lynnb029

          You must not have read my comment. I said, “Its called stockholm syndrome at its worst and fear any other time.” Meaning anything in between and depending on the person, any variation could be paralyzing. As a person with “advanced degrees in Psychology and Human Sexuality.” You should know that. Additionally, no matter how many degrees you have, not having access to this young lady for a thorough evaluation, would render your current assessment an assumption at best.

  • amundefined

    Radaronline didn’t have to dig as these are charges which she filed recently

    • Yvette

      They are not charges and they are not recent. She gave her side of what was happening during their marriage. It’s called a deposition which led into the divorce proceeding.

  • Really?

    Do y’all realize that these are being reported NEW charges she filed? If they were filed as part of the divorce proceedings, it would have been public a long time ago. Silence is golden or passive aggressive…

  • Cheryl

    Tired of the both of them

  • guest

    He beat her like that, yet she stayed with him and had another baby! Yeah whatever!

    • Yvette

      It’s hard to believe but women do it all the time!

      • LolaJonez

        They aren’t listening,Ms.Yvette.Groupies will defend any kind of behaviour

        • Yvette

          Sad but true.

  • Really?

    Isn’t marble heavy? Picked up a marble garbage bin and threw it at him? MN, it cannot be an can if it’s made of marble. Sorry, if he did these things, she should have reported them when they occurred. If she knew that he has an explosive temper, she should have left the relationship even before he was drafted. But I guess the lure of his bank roll was too much for her to let go. #thethingswedoforadollar #smh.

  • Guest

    In the past I couldn’t stand Siohvaughn and thought she was a bitter ex, but now I believe her. Since Dwayne Wade had a baby with a side chick behind Gabby’s back I lost all respect for him.

    • Yvette

      You are not in the minority on that. She made herself an easy target by showing out and carrying on. Like I said before, I always believed her but hated how she went about conducting herself. That is the main reason she lost custody of her children. Now that the dust has settled, the best thing she can do is move on with her life and be a better example for their boys. As we all can see, what is done in the dark will come to light. Dwyane never had me fooled. He just handled himself better than SioVaughn. Gabby better watch out because I doubt seriously they were on “a break” when he got another woman pregnant and if they were what’s gonna stop him from having an affair if they have issues in their marriage.

  • mzdiva

    Well she is the one that had a man in the house screwing that man in the bed that got caught and her own friends testified aganist her in court what she did.

    • LaQuita Jackson


  • Guess what day it is

    How long has this divorce “battle” been going on? Why is she completely unable to move on with her life? The only people winning in this case are the attorneys raking in however much in legal fees. Enough already, move on!

    • Yvette

      They are not battling anymore. They are divorced. This story came from the media digging up court documents.

  • me

    I don’t understand why folks feel the need to tell their business like this. She’s not hurting his brand at all, and she’s not helping herself, either. What is the point? I guess because I’m a private person this just makes no sense to me. There is nothing to be gained from any of it at all.

    • anonymous

      These statements were made in court documents. She’s not “telling” anyone. People are just so nosy these days that they go looking for this stuff. In the past, yes, she has made statements about their relationship. But this time she hasn’t done anything of the sort.

      • me

        But I’m willing to bet she helped point Radar in the right direction …

        • Yvette

          I disagree. She comes straight out with what she has to say. There was no shame in her game when she was going through it with her ex. She said whatever, whenever, and however.

    • Kath

      To tell their business? It’s called documents filed in court in support of a Divorce?

  • Auntieruckus

    I believe her.

    • Yvette

      I believe her too. I always did. I just hated that she played right into his hands and acted a plum fool in and out of court.

      • Auntieruckus

        Right and i thought she wanted him back,ppl love to go in on her but the simple fact that she did not address the breakbabygate says so much about her character to me.

        • Yvette

          I agree. Silence is golden!

          • Really?

            Is it really golden? For all we know, she could the mind behind these “new details” and was paid for it? #nothingisasurprisethesedays

            • Yvette

              Please pay attention to the article before commenting. First of all what “new details” are you referring too? The article clearly says that Radar Online obtained a copy of court documents stating what SioVaughn said in depositions leading to the divorce. She and Dwyane have been divorced for over a year (maybe 2 or even 3), so anything that is from court documents is not “new details”. Court documents are public record unless the judge has them sealed. Second of all, SioVaughn doesn’t have to “leak” anything. When she has something to say, she goes straight to the media and says it straight no chaser. Finally, yes silence is golden. I shouldn’t have to explain that, but if I do let me know and I will.

              • guest

                Amen! I hate when folks who are obviously biased bring up foolishness with no basis.

  • Texazcutey

    Bye Felicia!

    • N

      Who’s Felicia?

      • Guest

        I would like to know that too?

        • Cherry


          • Guest

            Don’t get it, must be a hood thing or something.

            • LolaJonez

              Quoted from the movie Friday.Although,it wasn’t neccesary in this case lol

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