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Ludacris’ Baby Mother Calls BS On Claims He’s Too Broke To Pay $15K Child Support, Wants Financial Records For Last 2 Years
Earlier in the year the news broke that rapper Ludacris had fathered a child with a woman named Tamika Fuller while on break from dating longtime girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan. Soon after, the child support battle began. She was seeking $15,000 from him per month, but the rapper admitted that he wasn’t living as lavishly as everyone thought. He claimed that he only made $55,000 in 2013, and the money he was looking forward to from his work on Fast and Furious 7 was out of reach because shooting went on hold after the death of Paul Walker. He only wanted to pay her $1,800 a month, but a judge ordered him to pay $7,000 for his newborn daughter, Cai.
Well, shooting for the film has continued. The rapper has filmed swanky music videos, and he not only hosted the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, but he also was co-host of the ABC reality show, “Rising Star.” The checks are coming in. With that in mind, Fuller thinks Ludacris has been lying about his finances and wants proof and receipts of how he has been spending his money for the last two years…
According the the JasmineBrand, who got their hands on court documents, Fuller wants all of the following financial records in order to prove that Luda can afford to pay her the initial $15,000 per month she was asking for:
“All receipts, sales or purchase notices … of any tangible personal property including … any gold, silver, jewelry, watches, furs, automobiles, stereo equipment, televisions, cameras, video equipment or any other purchases over $499 since June 1st 2012.”
Just when he thought the drama from this situation was dying down, Fuller is back and going for the jugular –and his pockets. Do you think the rapper can afford $15,000 per month? Do you think Fuller’s support request is way too much?
I can’t help but regard Lamar Sally as one low down dude. I wasn’t in his and Sherri Shepherd’s marriage but his actions since their split seem to show that his main motivation is– and perhaps has always been– “the dollar dollar bills y’all.”
His recent antics have kept him in the media. Remember the divorce diet? And now he’s made another money-hungry move.
According to Radar Online, Sally recently rejected a divorce settlement offer of $100,000. In addition, Shepherd was offering to pay $3,000 in monthly child support for the son a surrogate gave birth to recently. The child is not biologically related to Shepherd.
Shepherd offered the lump sum so she can move on with her life but Sally is not having it and is contesting the couple’s prenup. Under the terms of their prenup, Sally waived any rights to collect spousal support from his estranged wife.
And while she and Sally eventually agreed to have a baby using a surrogate, a source claims that Sally misled Shepherd about the terms of their surrogacy. Apparently, she believes it was alway his intent to sue her for child support.
It very well could have been because Sally rejected the offer, saying he wanted not $3,000 but $10,000 in child support.
A source told Radar that Shepherd thinks this is absolutely ridiculous and refuses to pay it.
At this point, it’s looking like the case will have to be settled in court.
Though we don’t see him in the spotlight as much as we did during his Fugee days, Pras has been quite busy spearheading several political projects. According to the Daily News’ Confidenti@l, he has appeared before the U.N. and met with several government officials, including President Barack Obama, regarding his passion projects such as fighting poverty in Haiti and supporting renewable energy in the United States. Friends say that he was also supposed to speak to the United Nations General Assembly next month; however, that may not happen. Sources claim that his sticky child support/child custody battle with former flame Angela Severiano is putting a damper on things.
“He’s in the political arena and is really taking a hit,” a so-called friend of Pras told Confidenti@l.
Apparently, this is all due to him being perceived as a deadbeat father.
“They pulled him from the pool because they obviously can’t be associated with press like this,” the friend continued.
The way Pras’ pal tells the story, the 41-year-old is not opposed to supporting his son, Landon; however, Angela, who reportedly earned nearly $72,000 last year working for a financial firm, is trying to have his monthly payments increased from $3,100 per month to $9,000 per month.
“He’s not opposed to paying additional child support should the court order it based on the child’s needs,” the source continued. “He’s not fighting his child.”
Angela is reportedly arguing to have the payments increased because her arrangement with Pras is making raising their son in her tiny Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, which costs her $2,200 per month, challenging. To that, Pras’ friends say that he recently submitted an $83,000 check to the New York City Child Support Processing Center “to cover child support retroactive from the time Landon was born.” They say that he is also consistently making monthly child support payments as ordered by the courts.
“So why can’t she move again?” Pras’ friend questioned.
According to Angela’s attorney Kenneth Sternberg, she is playing financial catch-up from the three years that she and Pras were on the outs.
“That was money that was due since the child support, and she had to deal with this without him,” said Kenneth. “This case should be over already.”
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As if the situation weren’t messy enough, TV personality Sherri Shepherd is refusing to pay child support for the child she and estranged husband Lamar Sally agreed to have via surrogate.
TMZ is reporting that Shepherd is refusing to pay support since she believes the surrogacy was a set up by Sally in the first place so that he could make a come up from the child support. Sources close to the couple are saying Shepherd no longer wants custody or to even be considered a parent and get stuck with massive child support payments.
Sally and Shepherd recently filed separate court docs to end their marriage.
The baby is due this month to a surrogate who signed a contract with the couple. The baby is said to have been created with Lamar’s sperm and an egg of the surrogate’s meaning Shepherd has no biological ties to the child. Sources say initially Shepherd opted for in-vitro, but once that was unsuccessful her and Lamar explored surrogacy.
Shepherd is refusing any rights or responsibilities towards the child. She has filed for divorce in New Jersey, while Sally has filed in California. Another twist? After some research, TMZ discovered that New Jersey courts generally do not recognize surrogacy agreements, while California law is somewhat different.
We understand that Shepherd doesn’t want to get taken for a fool, but people really need to consider the decisions they are making and stop using these children (unborn or otherwise) as pawns. There are more important things than money and whether you’re making babies the old-fashioned way or via medical advancements, you really have to consider who you’re procreating with. We hope these two can come to an agreement in the best interest of the child.
It’s looking like Columbus Short is facing way more than 99 problems these days. In addition to the criminal charges, which have been filed against him, the former “Scandal” actor has been ordered hand over quite a bit of cash per month to his estranged wife, Tanee Short.
According to TMZ, the troubled star pulled a no-show at a family court appearance. There was no lawyer present on his behalf either. The hearing ended with the absent actor being ordered to pay Tanee $17,005 per month in spousal support. He has also been ordered to pay an additional $4, 542 in child support for their two-year-old daughter. On top of all of that, he has to shell out $25,000 for Tanee’s legal fees.
Maybe Columbus should start taking these legal proceedings a bit more seriously. According to reports, he hasn’t even responded to Tanee’s divorce petition yet. Mind you, she filed in April. Things have been extremely ugly for the couple since their split and Tanee has even been granted a temporary restraining order against him.
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Stevie J may have been released from jail last week, but his problems in regard to his $1.2 million child support tab appear to be worsening. According to TMZ, the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star was recently issued notice that New York State now has the power to seize any property that he owns to sell it to pay off the pricey bill.
Unsurprisingly, court documents suggest that Stevie is actually well aware of the consequences that come along with his failure to pay child support. The state says that they sent four notifications to the VH1 star between 2011 and 2013. It’s being speculated that he ignored all of them. His financial woes don’t end there though. He’s also in hot water with the IRS. According to reports, there are five income tax liens against him, totaling to a whopping $371,000.
As you may recall, Stevie was recently videotaped being apprehended by Georgia police from his home for failing to pay ex-girlfriend, Carol Bennett, child support for their two children since 2001. He was later released on $25,000 bond. Stevie had better get it together and quickly!
Yesterday, footage surfaced of Stevie J being arrested and carted off to prison by Georgia police for owing over $1 million in child support. According to the Associated Press, Stevie was released earlier today from the Fulton County Jail on $25,000 bond. Shortly after his release, he told reporters it “feels great” to be home.
Of course, his legal troubles are far from over. He has been ordered to appear in court in the Southern District of New York. As you may recall, news of Stevie’s child hefty child support balance has been a headline favorite for quite some time now. Last winter, Carol Bennett, who has two children by Stevie, spoke out against the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star, alleging that he hasn’t made a child support payment in nearly 13 years.
“This has been an ongoing situation. We’ve actually been to court twice. The thing is I haven’t been the one pushing to go to court,” Carol alleged. “He’s tried to go to court to not pay anything and has been denied twice. So basically, I’ve just been feeling that the system has been failing me and there’s not much I can do,” she continued.
“My kids are in high school. My daughter just started high school so we’re preparing for college. It’s time for saving. We have to make sure that they’re not just prepared academically. We have to make sure they’re prepared financially as well. We had an agreement in the child support order that he would provide insurance. But nothing [has] been covered by Stevie for the last twelve or thirteen years.”
According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bahara, the Grammy-winning producer failed to pay child support for two of his children, even back when he was racking in $27,000 per month. Stevie’s attorney Daniel Meachum is calling the allegations being made against his client “preposterous.” It’s going to be very interesting to see how this all unfolds.
According to TMZ, Stevie J just learned the hard way that failing to financially provide for your children could get you thrown in jail.
Despite the big house he lives in on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and the flashy car keys he throws at folks on the show, the songwriter and producer has failed to pay child support for two of his children, which he had with ex-girlfriend Carol Antoinette Bennett, and reportedly stopped paying to support them in 2001. The child support asked of him for those two children started at $6,600 in 1999, an eventually increased to $8,500. After all these years of forgoing what he owes, Stevie J’s back child support bill is at $1,107, 412. Wow.
TMZ has obtained video of the reality star getting picked up by police and taken to jail in Georgia. He will face criminal charges in NYC for not paying what he owes.
We have been keeping up with this story since last year. We recently told you that Project Child Support has been helping Bennett by subpoenaing people in the singer’s life, including Joseline Hernandez, to get info on his finances and more, as he has failed to show up to hearings at Family Court in NYC. Mimi Faust has also said to us in an exclusive interview that Stevie J does not help her with their daughter, Eva.
When speaking on his child support issues, Stevie J seemed to be in denial that there was an issue:
“I’ve just been seeing a lot in the press. I didn’t know I had an issue.
We were in Philly just hanging out with my kids. I had a show in Philly. We chillin’, we at the mall with the kids. Me, wife, even baby momma was there, Ms. Bennett. But you know, it’s all good. But then I see I owe a million and some change!
It’s like everybody want their day in the sun, everybody wants to be hot. I talk to my kids every day on Facetime, and I see ‘em and I’m like, ‘What’s going on Superstar?’ ‘Ain’t nothin, everything good.’ Everything’s good? What’s this then? Everybody got their motives, you never know what’s on people’s minds.”
Clearly he was faking the funk…
Check out the exclusive video from TMZ of Stevie J being taken by the authorities below:
The long-lived child support battle between Halle Berry and ex-lover, Gabriel Aubrey, appears to be over—for now at least. According to People, the Academy Award-winning actress has been ordered to pay Gabriel $16,000 per month in child support for their daughter, Nahla, until she either turns 19 years old or finishes high school. That’s a pretty long time considering that Nahla is only six.
Halle will also be required to cough up $115,000 in retroactive support. The shocking ruling was delivered in a Los Angeles court room on May 30. TMZ is reporting that Halle has also been ordered to pay Gabriel $300,000 in attorney’s fees. Court documents reveal that the two share equal custody of Nahla.
Halle and Gabriel’s co-parenting situation certainly has not been the most ideal over the past couple of years. As you may recall, the former couple’s 2012 Thanksgiving was stained with memories of bloodshed and a prison cell after Gabriel got into a physical altercation with Halle’s now-husband, Olivier Martinez.
Hopefully, all parties involved have learned how to effectively (and peacefully) work through their issues for Nahla’s sake.
After the misleading mess that has surrounded the separation between Mase and his wife Twyla Betha for almost a year, TMZ is reporting that the couple are officially divorced.
The couple experienced some criticism earlier this year after reports revealed they had filed separation papers two years ago despite building a congregation together at the time and penning a marriage counseling book together under the guise of a happy union.
Initially both sides requested physical custody of their 2 kids. Mase will not have physical custody of the couple’s children, but has been ordered to pay $6000 in spousal and child support. Mase received “reasonable visitation” for his children of up to three hours a day as long as he gives 12-hours’ notice. Twyla must return all of Mase’s musical equipment which should be helpful as the rapper is set to release his fourth album Now We Even this summer.
Mase was recently rumored to be involved with “Basketball Wives LA” Star Malayasia Pargo who also recently filed for divorce from her husband, Jannero Pargo. Pargo immediately denied the rumors.
We’re just glad this mess is over and we hope the pair can move on a rebuild their lives and a healthy way and continue to preach the word with some honesty.