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After years of breaking up to make up followed by a very ugly separation, Allen and Tawanna Iverson are officially no longer a union.
An Atlanta judge, according to TMZ, recently signed off on the divorce papers for the former couple who were married for 12 years. They share five children and as this was family court, the judge was very open about his feelings for AI in the divorce decree. His comments included:
“[Iverson] does not know how to manage the children; has little interest in learning to manage the children and has actually, at times, been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development.
For example, he has refused to attend to an obvious and serious alcohol problem, which has caused him to do inappropriate things in the presence of the children while impaired.
He has left the children alone without supervision. He has left his young daughters in a hotel room with men who are unknown to the mother.”
The judge awarded Tawanna Iverson full legal and physical custody of the children who range from ages 4 to 17. He is particularly concerned for their well being as it pertains to AI’s drinking so although he has some visitation rights, they are contingent upon him following certain rules. For example, until all of his children become legal, he must not consume any alcohol within 24 hours of the time he has the children.
Taking that a step further, the judge has ordered that Iverson not consume any alcohol, period, over the next 18 months. He has also been ordered to attend AA meetings for a year.
What an unfortunate situation. Iverson’s drinking and alleged gambling problems have been the source of many random news stories over the past few years. His NBA legacy has often been tarnished by his attitude and off the court problems.
He recently turned down an offer from the Texas Legends, a D league team, saying that is not the route for him and he’s always wanted to complete his basketball legacy in the NBA.
Hopefully, he’ll take his parental legacy more seriously and establish a more solid and positive relationship with his children.
They’ve Come A LONG Way: 9 Celebs And The Criminal Records Or Shady Pasts We Forgot About (Or Never Knew About)
When you’re young, you can often make a whole bunch of dumb decisions that you don’t realize made no kind of sense until you’re grown. And for most of us, aside from the people that try and give us jobs and get nosy with background checks, nobody has to know about what we did and didn’t do, or why we were running around unclothed in the streets intoxicated. For celebrities though, sadly, this information, which is made accessible in public records, gets passed around once they get notable. Luckily for these famous folks, they were able to move on from their past arrests and mistakes and do bigger and better things. And some have done so well that their sketchy arrest records and bad decisions were news to us. But what about you? Let’s check out a few and see…
Dr. Dre And The Dee Barnes “Incident”
I dig Dr. Dre as much as most hip-hop fans. He’s a great producer, his music over the years on his own has been pretty classic, and the brilliance of his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are sure to give me hearing problems by 40 (I’m working on decreasing the volume though). So yes, I’m a fan. But many people who just got acquainted with his musical talents not too long ago probably didn’t know about the Dee Barnes “incident.” Back in 1990, VJ Dee Barnes (aka, Denise) had interviewed Ice Cube after he left NWA when the drama between him and his former group was big. And allegedly, the members of NWA weren’t too fond of the way they were made to look in her interview. So when Dre went to a party and encountered Barnes in January of ’91, they had a narsty scuffle (aka, she was assaulted). Reports say he punched her in the back of the head, kicked her in the ribs, and did so in front of everybody. And after the incident was made public, the rapper/producer was less than remorseful. In the end, Barnes filed a lawsuit against Dr. Dre, and he received a fine of $2,500, had to do more than 200 hours of community service and more. The lawsuit between Barnes and the rapper was settled out of court.
Well, It’s About Time: Allen Iverson And Soon-To-Be-Ex-Wife Tawanna Finally Reach A Divorce Settlement
After nearly three years of drawn-out divorce proceedings, Allen Iverson and soon-to-be-ex-wife Tawanna Iverson have finally reached a divorce settlement. According to Hip Hop Enquirer, while sitting in a Fulton County courthouse, both Allen and Tawanna informed judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane that they have reached an agreement as to how they will go about splitting Allen’s $18 million dollars as a part of their marital assets. The judge’s name may sound familiar because she is the same judge who presided over Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster’s custody battle.
It seems that the biggest issue that presented itself in the Iverson’s divorce was how to fairly divide the large amount of trust money that Allen acquired as a result of his lifetime deal with Reebok that he signed back in 2001. Thankfully, somehow, someway both Allen and Tawanna were able to reach an agreement in which they were both satisfied.
Following the trial, Allen’s attorney, Melanie Fenwick-Thompson expressed her client’s contentment with the outcome of the case:
“Our client is extremely pleased with the outcome of the case even though we came in near the end of it, we had an uphill battle. Mr. Iverson showed up ready to actively participate in his case and fight for the things he wanted.”
From Necole Bitchie
I used to love some me some Allen Iverson back in the day, but what is going on with him nowadays? Like Terrell Owens, he has a lot of downtime on his hands this year which has given him more time to spend with his family.
Earlier this week, he was spotted with his estranged wife Tawanna and their five kids at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos. Iverson’s Brady Bunch, who range in age from 2 to 15 years old, looked to be having a good time with their daddy as they enjoyed the indoor rides that the water park had to offer.
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I don’t think Tawanna can divorce her estranged husband, Allen Iverson, soon enough. A couple of months ago, Allen asked a judge to dismiss his wife’s petition for divorce because they were still having relations, but now he wants her locked up and doing time—although she may have sort of put herself in this position.
According to AI, while he was away in Asia for a basketball engagement, Tawanna ransacked his house, taking furniture, art, memorabilia, a large chunk of cash, and pretty much anything she could get her hands on. Allen says he’s asked his old lady to return his stuff on several occasions and she’s refused, so now he’s filed a motion for contempt in Georgia. Allen says Tawanna should be held in contempt for harassing him and thrown in jail until she returns her belongings. He also wants an order barring her from entering his home. He probably should have done that already.
I’d be careful if I was him though, especially when it comes to claims that his soon-to-be ex-wife took a wad of cash from the house. This is the same man who supposedly overdrew the couple’s account by $23,000 to buy jewelry, leaving his wife and kids high and dry. Not to mention he was recently ordered to repay the $850,000 he owes to a jewelry company. Tawanna was probably just trying to look out for her and the kids, although she may have gone about it in a ratchet way.
Do you think Tawanna should get time?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Poor Allen, he just doesn’t have a clue. If a divorce petition could be thrown out because the people involved were still sleeping together, America probably wouldn’t have a 50 percent divorce rate right now. But nevertheless, the former NBA player says his wife’s divorce filing should be null and void based on those grounds.
According to TMZ, last week Allen filed a motion to dismiss his pending divorce case, claiming he and his wife Tawanna had temporarily reconciled from November 2011 to February 2012 and had “resumed their marital relationship, cohabiting, having relations and holding themselves out as husband and wife.” In his mind, knocking the boots means their marriage isn’t “irretrievably broken,” as she claimed.
Now before you get all mushy thinking this is a man trying to save his relationship and family, TMZ speculates this could just be a move by Allen to avoid having to pay child support—SMH. Considering we’re talking about a man who put buying jewelry he couldn’t afford before feeding his family, I’m thinking they’re on to something. It’s cute he thinks sex changes divorce though.
What do you think about Allen’s legal move? Does he have a point or is he just trying to save his wallet?
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It looks like Allen Iverson was feeling himself a little too much; so much in fact that he had no problem putting a police officer in check. The former NBA superstar, who currently plays in the Turkish Basketball League for the Beşiktaş, was pulled over by Atlanta police in a car that he was riding in last week for a traffic violation.
The car, a grey Lamborghini that was driven by Antwuan Clisby, was stopped for changing lanes without signaling. Clisby couldn’t produce any documentation for the vehicle, which the officer found belonged to Iverson when he scanned the identification number of the vehicle. The tags for the car expired in 2009. Clisby told the officer his passenger needed to leave the vehicle to eat dinner. When the officer said no one was permitted to leave until his investigation was complete, Iverson berated the officer, according to CNN.
“I’m the (expletive) passenger,” he said.
In the middle of his explicit-filled tirade against the officer, Iverson made it plain that he was unfazed when he was told that the car would be towed.
“Take the vehicle, I have 10 more,” he said. “Police don’t have anything else (expletive) to do except (expletive) with me. Do you know who I am?”
According to the officer’s report, Iverson carried on for the next 20 minutes about who he was. The officer replied, “It really doesn’t matter who you are. You tried to conceal your vehicle with a fake drive-out tag due to you not paying for your tags.”
In response, Iverson scuffed, “I make more money than you will in 10 years.”
But apparently, seeing his vehicle told made him have a change of heart. He later “came back and apologized for disrespecting the police,” according to the police report. “He stated he was just upset about his car.”