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Up until this point, Miami rapper Flo Rida has been able to avoid drama for the most part, but all of that is about to change as the 34-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Tramar Lacel Dillard, has just found himself in the middle of an ugly child support lawsuit.
According to TMZ, a video vixen by the name of Natasha Georgette Williams is claiming to be pregnant by “Low” rapper. Natasha recently filed a child support lawsuit against him. Ironically, she didn’t file just any child support suit, but a “good fortune” child support suit, which is a special kind of child support in Florida that is afforded for the children of wealthy people.
According to legal documents, Natasha hasn’t given birth yet, but she’s currently requesting cash for things such as pre-natal assistance and a few other birth-related expenses. In addition to all of that, she’s requesting that his future child support payments cover medical insurance, daycare, private school, summer camp and so on. The paternity of the child has yet to be determined and Flo hasn’t publicly addressed the suit as of yet. We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Here at Madame Noire, we don’t condone figuring out a way to get close to a wealthy man and having a baby by him in order to financially set yourself up. We never would. But when you see what some of these women stand to gain, does the thought ever cross your mind?
According to the New York Post, Marc Anthony’s ex-wife Dayonarra Torres wants child support payments increased…tenfold. As it stands, Marc Anthony pays $13,00 per month for their two children, ages 10 and 12, and also pays Dayanara $3,000 in spousal support. According to Anthony’s attorney, Daniel Jaffe, he also pays for “all of the kids’ schooling, band lessons, camps, and all medical and dental costs. Virtually everything.”
Dayanara is looking to have the child support payments increased to $112,000 per month. She believes his business ventures generate way more money than his current child support payments reflect and she wants something a little more…accurate.
On paper, it looks like Marc Anthony is raking in dough hand over foot at this point in his career. Besides his album and tour money, Anthony is acting, has a clothing line and owns a little piece of the Miami Dolphins. So yes, he’s making a lot of money.
Jaffe says they will fight this petition in court and that comes as no surprise, especially when they say he’s doing so much more than just making payments.
The Post was unable to get any comment from from Dayanara Torres or her attorney.
Do you think that Marc should be on the hook for paying that much more in child support since he appears to be making monthly payments and paying for everything else in terms of his children?
‘He Has Not Made A Voluntary Payment In Years:’ Stevie J’s Baby Mama Speaks On $1 Million Child Support Lawsuit
A couple of weeks ago we discussed Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Stevie J’s festering child support situation. The mother of his 14 and 16-year-old children, Carol Bennett, is seeking to go after his wages, claiming that he owes over $1 million is back child support. A few days after our initial report, we told you about a leaked voicemail message, where Stevie can be heard begging Carol not to air out his dirty laundry during her scheduled press conference.
“What’s going on, uh I see all this press it’s going crazy and then I see something ’bout a press conference on October 31. I would ask you not to do a press conference…so let’s try to figure out what we doing, what’s goin’ on aight?”
Apparently Carol wasn’t moved by her ex-lover’s plea, because according to the folks over at the Tom Joyner Show, she went through with her press conference anyway.
“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 told The Urban Daily . “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.
She adds that her teenage children are college bound and she’s in need of financial assistance.
“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.”
As for how she even wound up with a guy like Stevie, Carol says that he was nothing like what he is today.
“When we first met he was a good guy. We had a lot in common. We were both seriously connected in the business. He comes from a nice, big family. I don’t come from a big family, but we bonded over our love for family. He had a daughter and was very good with children. We were engaged for about two and a half years. We had known each other quite a while before then because I worked with Uptown Records and Motown Records. He was working with Jodeci at the time and he used to always tell me, ‘You’re gonna be my wife.’ I told him, ‘No. No. No. I won’t mess with any artists!’ He said, ‘Well, I’m not an artist.’ So that’s how the whole thing kinda started. Then we had my son. Then we had my daughter and in between that he got a publishing deal.”
Carol also addressed critics who believe that she’s only going after Stevie because he’s on television.
“That’s the misconception. My kids are 14 and 16. He has not made a voluntary payment in years. There’s a court order in place to pay x amount per month. If you don’t pay that, even if you can come close, it technically didn’t occur. He’s missed 168 payments. The reason why, this (is) my own speculation, because he’s been able to get away with it, why not keep doing it? Where’s the enforcement at? Okay, he doesn’t have a passport. He still can live, he’s just not going out of the country. It’s just being negligent and not taking on responsibility for your kids, but he doesn’t mind doing it for any other women.”
What do you think of Carol coming forward?
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
It looks like DMX’s court problems and apparent financial woes aren’t anywhere near over. In fact, the financial problems are likely about to get much worse.
A New York judge has completely thrown out the DMX bankruptcy claim which was filed back in July. There had been major issues with the filing, most notably that in one report he claimed he made $5,000 per month but in another, he said he made just $1,600 per month. There was also a discrepancy with how much he actually had in clothing assets.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this now means that creditors can go for his possessions, which include a share in a home in Mount Kisko.
DMX also owes more than $1 million in child support for 10 of his children.
His publicist, Domenick Nati, didn’t even know there was a hearing regarding the situation.
Well, that pretty much wraps up a terrible week for X. He was also arrested on Monday in South Carolina for driving with a suspended license and other charges.
Whatever money has has left will likely be seized by every agency who still has a claim on him. With no pending albums or any other work on the horizon, who knows what will happen in the next part of this DMX saga.
Steven Jordan, aka Stevie J., has got to get his stuff together. Now. We already know that his business has been thrown in the street for unpaid child support and now, he’s begging his kids’ mother to not air him out any further.
According to RadarOnline, Carol Bennett’s rep told them that Stevie J called Bennett saying they needed to just work everything out…without the public having to know:
”What’s going on, uh I see all this press it’s going crazy and then I see something ’bout a press conference on October 31. I would ask you not to do a press conference…so let’s try to figure out what we doing, what’s goin’ on aight?”
Oh yes, you read that right: Bennett held a press conference last Thursday to discuss the situation. Now, we don’t know who was at said conference – maybe some Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cameras – but Bennett made a statement saying that her intent was not to have Stevie incarcerated but rather, “to find a resolution and to co-parent with Stevie J. and that means emotionally and financially so that our children can receive the support that they deserve.”
So while Stevie makes a fool of himself on reality television, Bennett essentially adds fuel to the fire by holding a press conference about unpaid child support.
No word from Bennett’s rep, Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez, on whether or not they’ve decided to work this out with Stevie J in public (although she did receive his message before her own version of the dog and pony show).
With parents like these, one can only wonder if the children are more mature.
Timbaland’s Wife Files For Divorce; Demands Child Support For Both Kids… Including The One From A Previous Relationship
Forever just doesn’t seem to last as long as it used to.
After only five years of marriage, it looks like famed hip-hop producer Timbaland aka Timothy Mosley and his estranged wife, Monique Mosley, are officially embarking upon the road to splitsville. There has been no official word on specifically why the marriage didn’t work out, but according to TMZ, Monique is looking to hit 41-year-old hitmaker where it hurts—his pockets.
Court documents filed on Monique’s behalf reveal that she is first and foremost requesting child support for both of their children. The couple share a 5-year-old daughter. Monique also has a 10-year-old child from a previous relationship. She justifies requesting support for her 10-year-old by insisting that Timb has “publicly and privately proclaimed this child as his own.”
It looks like there is trouble on the horizon for TGT singer Tyrese Gibson and his ex-wife, Norma Mitchell Gibson. The 34-year-old Grammy-nominated vocalist took to both his Twitter and Instagram pages yesterday to vent about what appears to be an icky child custody case. It all started around 10 AM when the singer began soliciting the prayers of “real men and fathers” via Twitter.
The “Stay With Me” singer also took to Instagram to vent about California’s child custody laws.
He ended with a preview from his upcoming book, BLACK-ROSE, in which he talks about what it means to be a real parent, as well as offered some words of encouragement for fans.
“Writing my 3rd book called BLACK-ROSE’ here’s a preview.. Thank God she’s too young to understand, Thank God there are still play-dates, friends and fun stuff that she’s always doing that keeps her away from grown up stuff…. My goal as your father is to minimize your exposure to dysfunction cause I can never assume that you are too young to be affected by WHAT’s being said or reading into the energies that they are exposed to,” he begins.
“Its true that Deadbeat dads exist I know… Deadbeat mothers are out here too they’re just not as popular… Then we have those fathers who feel as If they are doing their part cause they are paying for everything…. Kids are as real as it gets… If you DON’t have a healthy and consistent relationship with them it will show and they are too young to hide their true feelings…. (( You Ever reach out to grab a child from someone else’s arms and the child give that “Don’t touch me I don’t know you” look?? Lol,” he continued.
“Through it all keep your love consistent and PRAY that your feelings towards your HIM or HER doesn’t start effecting your relationship and interactions with your child… God is watching every move and monitoring your hearts intentions and it might be a party now…. But in the end money or materialistic things can never buy your childs love… I’ve kept my lips sealed but it’s been rough….. REAL MEN and Fathers and single mothers hold your head I’m praying for you and I hope you continue to do the same for me……”
What do you think of his decision to publicize his child custody drama?
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If you’ll recall, we told you a while back about Pamela Smith. She filed a paternity suit against basketball legend Michael Jordan and said that since he was the father of her 17-year-old child, he owed her some major child support. At the time, she claims she wasn’t doing it to cash in on his fortune, but for her son, who wanted her to file the suit so Jordan would finally acknowledge him. Here was the story we shared in March:
Smith claims that she got pregnant by Jordan back in 1995 when he was still, obviously, married to Juanita Jordan. She says that she’s actually always had a good relationship with him and in ways, he’s provided for she and Taj. Smith said she has no reason to call Jordan out at all – primarily because she never needed his money to survive – but Taj begged her to file the paternity suit and for child support.
Smith claims that over the years, they’ve received money and gifts from Jordan but Taj always had to keep it a secret that his father was the famous basketball player. But now, he wants to be acknowledged as part of the family too. She claims that Taj wants Jordan to be a bigger part of his life.
Well, that isn’t happening. After asking for a DNA test, child support, and Jordan calling it all a big lie, we know that Smith wound up dropping her suit with the quickness in Georgia. And while she thought that would probably be the end of that, Jordan went after her in court, claiming Smith’s whole case was a huge publicity stunt. According to TMZ, a judge agreed, because after they pointed out that Smith hired a PR rep before she thought to even get a lawyer, the biggest reveal was this: Smith established the paternity of her son way back in 2003, and it was not Jordan. The judge found that she was just trying to tarnish Jordan’s name for the hell of it (and probably for some cash), and the judge has ordered her to pay up, covering the costs of Jordan’s unnecessary legal bills. The total of all that is almost 10 grand, coming in at $9,704.13. Hopefully other women will learn that it sure won’t fly when you lie, because she’s having to pay up when I’m sure she thought she was going to get paid. You live and you learn…
Back To Court: Royce Reed Says Dwight Howard Has Taken Their Son…And She Doesn’t Know Where They Are
Well, it was only a matter of time before these two were back in the media for more antics.
According to TMZ, former “Basketball Wife” Royce Reed has gone to what we assume is a Florida court to ask for an emergency hearing to find her son, Braylon. Braylon is the son she shares with basketball star Dwight Howard. Royce claims Braylon went to California to visit Dwight but she hasn’t heard from them since he’s been there.
Royce also says Braylon has a medical condition and is out of medicine. According to her, Dwight hasn’t bothered to refill Braylon’s prescription.
In her alleged filing for this hearing, Royce says Dwight’s parents called her at some point to let her know Dwight and Braylon were in Colorado. Royce is asking that the court order Dwight to refill the prescription so their son’s health won’t be in danger. Further, she wants to know exactly where their son and how she can get in touch with him.
See, this interesting because after a quick search, this popped up on Royce’s Twitter timeline:
So, how can it be that she’s saying she hasn’t heard from him since he got to California when she tweeted that he’d been there for a month and she, in fact, went to visit? The only possible explanations are: (1) there’s no truth to this filing or (2) maybe the details are a little incorrect.
Many of us who’ve seen Royce on Basketball Wives know she can be a bit dramatic but I don’t think she’d be dumb enough to file a claim like this when there’s evidence on the internet to dispute it. Not that Dwight couldn’t or shouldn’t refill the child’s medicine but if she was out there, she could have done it too.
A judge has yet to rule on whether or not a hearing is necessary.
Things that make you go hmmmm…
First comes baby, and then comes plenty of bills. Many celebrity dads will boast that there is nothing better and more delightful than having a baby girl or baby boy. However, some celebrities find that once the hype of a new child dies down, so do their child support checks. It’s not uncommon for a celebrity dad to have to pay child support, especially if the parents are not married or at least dating. Here are 13 famous dads — and one woman — who owe child support and are causing all sorts of baby drama.