Last year, Jovan Brown, estranged wife to rapper Kurupt, who goes by the stage name Gail Gotti, filed for divorce. With the rate of celebrity divorces, this is obviously not the story.
The story is that Brown claims her husband left her right after she was diagnosed with blood cancer.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Brown is asking that Kurupt pay spousal support. She claims that since she was diagnosed with cancer, Kurupt has refused to pay for medical bills and living expenses.
She wrote: “Our separation definitely hurt, as I could not understand how after 17 years he abruptly left me in my time of need when I needed his support and love the most.”
“Before [Kururpt] left out relationship, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Although I earned a salary prior to separation and [he] knew I needed the money, when I asked [him] to assist me with my treatment, he responded ‘go get a regular job’ and I should ‘get a boyfriend to help me pay for my treatments.’
Brown says that when she first met Kurupt he didn’t have a penny to his name and lived in the homes his mother rented. Brown says neither of them had a car and she was with him as they struggled for years to get on their feet. She also claims that she handled the behind the scenes business matters, including bringing in business opportunities, including their shared marijuana product line “Moonrock.” They’re currently working on splitting the business.
After being in a long-term relationship, Brown and Kurupt married in 2010. She filed for divorce last year.
Brown states that after 16 years of marriage, her husband told her that he had a new life with a new woman and had to focus on providing for that family. She alleges that Kurupt suffers from substance abuse issues that have caused him to become verbally and mentally abusive.
She is seeking $14,000 per month in spousal support, $40,000 in attorney’s fees and 50 percent stake of ownership in the companies she owns.
The divorce proceedings are set for July.
You can check out Brown’s battle with cancer, her battle with Kurupt and her healing below.