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Pilar Sanders Sentenced To A Week In Jail For Violating Custody Agreement

December 16th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Deion and Pilar Sanders will go down in the history books as one of the messiest celebrity breakups of all time. It seems like they’re in the news– mostly Pilar– bad mouthing each other or talking about their equally messy custody battle. And apparently, this week is no different. But now, someone’s going to serve some time.

According to the Dallas News, today, Pilar was sentenced to seven days in the county jail.

After hearing from witnesses and attorneys for Deion Sanders a judge found Pilar in contempt for failing to return her children to Deion after visitation and for taking possession of them when she shouldn’t have. These actions were in violation of the former couple’s divorce decree.

Initially, the judge sentenced her to 30 days in jail but then suspended that sentence for a year.

As she was being taken into custody, Pilar said she objected to the day’s proceedings. Earlier, she appeared before the judge with no attorney, saying she was there under threat, duress and coercion. She told the court,“I am not a part of the United States corporation.” Pilar had no witnesses to testify on her behalf and when the judge asked her if she had any questions for Deion’s witnesses, she said, “I stand mute.” 

The hearing pertained to two accounts violating the divorce decree and the defamation suit Deion filed against Pilar last month.

The judge ordered that Pilar remove any statements that could be construed as damaging to her ex husband from social media. That case will come to trial on March 2.

Deion testified that the NFL has investigated Pilar’s allegations, which she’s posted on social media. Sanders said the nature of the posts have threatened negotiations to renew his contract and are jeopardizing his livelihood.

The judge also ruled that Pilar should not have possession of the former couple’s three children until further notice from the court.

During the hearing Pilar cited several legal statutes, saying she did not recognize the jurisdiction of the court. And when asked to give her name on the witness stand, she said: ““I am Pilar Sanders Love El Dey Allodial Moorish American.”

Deion testified that this past summer, after her visitation with the children had expired, Pilar did not return them. A police officer testified that he made three trips to her home attempting to return the children to Deion. The first time no one answered the door, the second Pilar would not allow the deputies inside and the third time, the officer had authority to enter the home by force to retrieve the children.

The officer testified that during their interactions, Pilar said that she was a Moorish American, under the laws of Morroco and the laws of the United States did not apply to her.

Once the children were returned to Deion, she filed a kidnapping complaint with Child Protective Services (CPS), who contacted the police. Because the court ordered the children to be taken, the authorities did not pursue charges. Another CPS investigator found that Pilar’s allegations of abuse and neglect had been investigated and ruled out.

I don’t have much to say. The story basically speaks for itself. But I will say I would love to ask Deion how he didn’t see these glaring red flags before he married Pilar?

Blac Chyna And Tyga Reportedly At Odds Over Rapper Bringing Random Women Around Their Son

August 25th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you earlier this month that rapper Tyga (of Young Money) and Blac Chyna (formerly a dancer at King of Diamonds) split after linking up back in 2011. We also told you last week that Blac Chyna took to Twitter to let it be known that she was loyal to the wrong person (a “f**k ni**a” as she put it), and that she never stepped out on the rapper during their relationship.

So things between the former couple aren’t so copacetic at this point, and according to TMZ, they’re only getting worse. It’s being reported that Chyna and Tyga are at odds because she wants the rapper to keep other women that he brings around for ‘fun’ away from their 1-year-old son King Cairo.

Tyga has reportedly started throwing pool parties with all kinds of women present as their son is inside the rapper’s home. While they both allegedly told one another that they wouldn’t bring their son around people they’re not serious about, word is, Tyga’s already reneged on that.

However, sources close to Tyga are reportedly claiming that Chyna has already started spending time with new men too. Whatever is happening, things have become so complicated between the former couple that they’re threatening to take their issues with one another to court for custody of King Cairo.

Let’s hope things don’t get ugly between these two…

An Emotional Pilar Sanders Loses Custody of Her Daughter

March 20th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last week reported that after a lengthy custody battle, a judge awarded Deion Sanders primary custody of his two sons. And now, we’ve just learned that the retired football star has also been granted custody of his 9-year-old daughter, whom he also shares with estranged wife, Pilar. This appears to be the final blow for the model because while she fought for her husband for custody of the boys, she retained custody of their daughter.

Pilar’s camp tells RumorFix that she was caught off guard by the decision and wasn’t aware that she lost custody until she went to pick her daughter up from school.

“Pilar’s legal team was caught completely off guard. She found out as she was driving up to pick up her daughter at school today. The whole thing is unbelievable. She has been a stay at home mother all there children’s lives,” said one of her reps.

Pilar’s publicist, Kali Bowyer struck back in the media, suggesting that the judge presiding over the case was somehow corrupted.

“Unbelievable. Whose payroll is this judge on? Certainly not the taxpayers.,” Bowyer told the NY Post.

The mother of three took to her Twitter to express her disappointment about how things went down.

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She also vowed to be the voice for other mothers who have “unjustly” lost custody their children.

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According to reports, the courts have arranged for Pilar to see her children every Thursday for two hours and on the first, third and fifth weekends of every month, she’ll have the children from Thursday to Sunday.

What do you think of the court’s decision to grant Deion primary custody of his daughter?

Pilar Sanders Lost Custody of Her Sons, But Is She Blaming Bishop T.D. Jakes For It?

March 13th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Yesterday we told you that television producer and girlfriend of Deion Sanders, Tracey E. Edmonds testified in the seemingly never-ending child custody case between Deion and his estranged wife Pilar. Today it was announced that the courts finally reached a decision. According to TMZ, Deion was granted full custody of the couple’s two sons, who are 11 and 13. Pilar and Deion will share custody of their 9-year-old daughter.

Deion quickly took to his Twitter page to celebrate his victory.


“Thank all of you whom prayed for me and my children. The Truth is what it is. Never doubt God! Truth”

Meanwhile, Pilar thanked her supporters, despite her loss.

“Thank U So Much 2 Every1 Who Has Supported n Prayed 4 Me & My Babies! 4 Those Who Came 2 Tell The TRUTH Thank U 4 Not Being Bullied Down,” she tweeted.

“I’ve never seen anything like this! WOWOWOW!”

She also tweeted a cryptic message to Bishop T.D. Jakes and Pastor Omar Jahwar, accusing them of committing unspecified, but underhanded deeds. Many believe it has something to do with her custody battle.

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We’re not 100% sure what that’s about, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted. So far there has been no word from Bishop Jakes or his representatives.

Are you shocked by the outcome of the case? What do you think of the shot Pilar took at Bishop Jakes and Pastor Omar Jahwar?

Mama No! Famous Women Who Lost Custody Of Their Kids

January 8th, 2013 - By M A
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It has been a rocky road for some of Hollywood’s most notable names when it comes to their children. Custody battles aren’t exactly a rarity in Hollywood, but it it’s not often that judges rule in favor of men and award them custody of their children while offering their ex-wives visitation and sometimes no rights at all. That’s the situation all of these celebrity women found themselves in as they had to relinquishment their position as sole guardian and try their best to co-parent from afar.

I’m No Cheater: Pilar Sanders Takes A Polygraph Test To Prove She Never Stepped Out On Deion

January 4th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

The divorce between retired NFL star, Deion Sanders and his estranged wife Pilar Sanders has got to be one of the ugliest in entertainment history. Both Deion and Pilar have made media headlines for all kinds of things since news broke that the two would be going their separate ways, from the ugly custody battle over their children to Pilar alleging that Deion was abusive to her during their relationship. According to Diary of a Hollywood Street King, the most recent addition to the saga is that Pilar allegedly cheated on Deion with a 22-year-old aspiring singer named Derrick ‘D-Jo’ Smith and an unnamed  multi-platinum New York rapper. Pilar has since denied those claims, putting an axe to any speculations that she may have been unfaithful to Deion by taking a polygraph test in which she is questioned about her sexual conduct during her relationship. She exclusively released her results to RumorFix.

In the polygraph test, Pilar was asked some pretty intrusive questions including:

“Other than Deion during your marriage have you touched your v*g*n* to an other person?”

“Other than Deion during your marriage have you touched your mouth to an other man’s p*n*s?”

“Other than Deion during your marriage have you had sexual contact with an other person?”

To all of these questions Pilar replied “No”. The test results concluded that Pilar was telling the truth; however, I’m pretty sure there will still be some skeptics. In addition to the polygraph results, Pilar’s publicist Kali Bowyer also released a statement addressing accusations that Pilar cheated on Deion.

 “This is a feeble attempt to discredit Pilar and/or anyone who even remotely takes her side or comes to her defense. It is obviously a desperate attempt to take the focus off Deion and the abuse my client endured throughout her marriage.”

“These attempts to defame and slander are just not something Pilar, nor our team will tolerate,” Bowyer went on to say before stating that the only unfaithful party in their marriage was Deion, who was actually accused of sleeping with a teenaged girl; however the validity of those accusations have yet to be proven.

I think it’s pretty horrible that things have come to this considering the two have been married for so long. Hopefully both Deion and Pilar will put an end to this drama soon and move on with their lives.

Flip to the next page if you’re nosy and interested in seeing a copy of the actual test results. What do you think of Pilar taking and releasing the results of her polygraph test?

He Tried To Kill Me: Pilar Sanders Exposes Details Regarding Alleged Abuse and Releases Domestic Violence Photos

December 27th, 2012 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source(s): WENN, Examiner

Things have been getting extremely ugly between retired NFL star, Deion Sanders and his estranged wife, Pilar as their bitter divorce has not only left them fighting over their $250 million estate, but also custody of their three children. Last week, we reported that Pilar lost custody of their two sons and that she vowed to stop at nothing to get her boys back.

Since the couple’s huge blowout last year, both Deion and Pilar have made heavy accusations against one another. These accusations have ranged from mental and emotional abuse to infidelity. In an exclusive interview with Mara of Cherry Martinez’s Cherry On Top,  Pilar addresses those allegations and more. Check out some of the interview’s highlights.

On Deion being abusive and domestic violence being common in NFL households:

Most recently, every picture on the web would show that my arm was broken and he busted my thumb in attempts to knock me out, kill me, yeah. And maybe, perhaps, people will believe it more so now, that, unfortunately, they were seeing this season. The very drastic increase of athletes, football players who snap, and unfortunately, take their lives and other people’s lives with them. It’s not that far off, it’s not uncommon among athletes. It’s very, very, very not uncommon when you speak with other NFL wives, football wives, athletes’ wives.

On being accused of “jumping” Deion with her friend: 

You know what, I’m 129 pounds, okay. He has been trained all his life to play baseball and to attack people. Football, you’re running, you’re grabbing; it’s a very violent sport. What kind of sense would it make for me at 5’9?, 129 pounds to attack someone his size? That just doesn’t make sense. And for what? No, not at all.

On those alleged $10,500 child support checks she was receiving: 

I was never, ever, ever once paid child support, at all. Never once. And I’ve seen his statement saying “and I have the canceled checks to prove it,” but he never showed it, now did he? He never showed you one of his canceled checks of child support that he’s paid, did he? Absolutely not, and he won’t because he hasn’t.

On her arrest being plotted by Deion and the Collin County Police:

When the police arrived to my home, they saw blood all over me, all over our floor, they saw blood and matter, just meat hanging from my hand. They removed me, they forced myself and my friend out of the home. That was wrong right there. So on so many counts, the police didn’t follow what they were suppose to do, but it was all planned. They had been there earlier that day, talked about it. I mean there is a tape where you can hear Deion telling the police these things.”

Pilar also expressed that she believed her signature on their prenuptial agreement was forged. In addition to the bomb-dropping interview, the mother of three also penned an open letter to the public, in which she discussed her estranged husband’s deceitful ways. Check out this brief excerpt.

‘Who Protects The Mother and Child?’ Pilar Sanders Loses Custody of Two Sons

December 21st, 2012 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It is unfortunate when a marriage goes south and parents begin squabbling over children. In Pilar Sanders’s  case, it is very unfortunate since she seems to be the one losing these days.

New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that in a recent hearing, a Dallas judge ruled in favor of  NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, revoking the temporary custody that his estranged wife Pilar had been granted for their two sons. The boys were reported to have been living with their father anyway. Pilar was however, able to retain custody of their daughter.

In addition to losing custody of her sons, the judge also decreased Pilar’s child support checks from $10,500 to $5,500 a month. Pilar of course, was not happy with this ruling and like many women who find themselves in ugly custody disputes with rich and famous men, she’s calling it an unfair fight because of Deion’s fame. Pilar’s publicist Kali Bowyer released a statement discussing this matter on behalf of her client:

“Pilar has become a victim of Deion’s celebrity status, which has swayed the courts and blinded justice . . . It has become evident at this point that there is an absolute prejudice against Pilar, and this has become a completely one-sided court circus.” “

The actress and model also openly expressed her feelings regarding the nasty custody battle she has found herself in.

“I am sad that Deion has been able to keep my boys away from me since Oct. 26 — no Halloween, no Thanksgiving — and now he is threatening to keep them away from me for Christmas. . . . He is using our innocent children as a pawn in this ugly, ugly divorce.”

She promises that she will continue to fight for the custody of her children and took to her Twitter page yesterday to express her dissatisfaction with the ruling. “Who protects mother and child?” she tweeted.

We agree that it is generally in the best interest of children to have both parents in their lives. We hope these two can come to an amicable agreement for the sake of their kids.

In this case, do you believe Pilar is a victim of Deion’s fame or is she just upset that the ruling wasn’t in her favor?

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

Not Good For The Kids: 7 Tumultuous Celebrity Custody Battles

August 23rd, 2012 - By rjohnson
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HalleBerry and Babydaddy


As Halle Berry’s custody battle with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry plays out in the media, we all know when it comes to celebrities, they don’t always play fair. Halle and Gabriel are battling in court over custody of their 4-year-old daughter, Nahla, as the actress is seeking to move her little girl with her to Paris out of concerns for their safety.

Halle & her baby daddy are not the first to have their battle displayed across our television and computer screens. Take a look at some of the messiest custody battles in Hollywood that offer lessons in how not to behave:


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Will Diana Ross Take Custody Of Michael Jackson’s Kids If Necessary? Maybe, Maybe Not.

August 6th, 2012 - By Alissa Henry
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As most people know, Diana Ross is the godmother of Michael Jackson’s kids. In his Will, he named her as their guardian should anything happen to his mother, Katherine Jackson.

Well after the whole “Katherine Jackson is missing” public Jackson family fiasco that lasted for nearly two days, it’s clear that the 82-year-old matriarch’s death could mean utter chaos for MJ’s kids.

Can the kids count on their godmother to take custody of them if something happens to their grandmother and their temporary guardian T.J.?

Reports say yes

During a visit to the Calabasas home last week, Diana Ross, made it clear she would step in if necessary, and made Paris promise to call her “no matter what.”

“Yes, Miss Ross. I will,” Paris replied, according to the source.

The diva left a clear message to the family. “Mess with Michael’s kids, and you’re messing with her,” the source said.
During the powwow, Ross held Katherine Jackson’s hand, looked into her eyes and asked her if the family had made it too difficult for the grandma to handle guardianship.

Katherine told Ross she could handle it, and the two embraced.

…and other reports say no.

While Ross is quite fond of Jackson’s children, friends say she feels strongly that they belong with his immediate family.

“Diana has no intention of taking those kids,” said a source close to Ross. “She has her own life on the East Coast and wouldn’t want to uproot them to come live there. That wouldn’t be fair to anyone, particularly those kids.”

Both reports agreed that 68-year-old legend was surprised about the Will and Michael’s wishes that she take care of the children in the event of his mother’s death. Others are saying that she has to sign off on the proposed joint custody agreement between Katherine and T.J.

What is Diana herself saying regarding the custody issues and whether or not she’ll assume custody if the need arises?

 “All interests are best served if it remains private.”

Well, we don’t disagree with that sentiment, but it’s the Jackson’s; therefore, nothing is private. They certainly see to that.

What do you think about Diana Ross possibly assuming custody of MJ’s kids?

Follow Alissa on Twitter @AlissaInPink

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