Glory Johnson Demands $20K In Spousal Support From Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner may have believed that she was washing her hands of Glory Johnson when she moved to annul their 28-day marriage, but it appears that this was only the beginning of what could potentially be 18 years of bitter feuding between the future co-parents.
According to ESPN, Johnson, who is currently pregnant with twins, is requesting monthly spousal support payments to the tune of $20,000.
Court documents filed last month in Maricopa County, Arizona on the Tulsa Shock forward’s behalf reveal that in addition to the hefty monthly payments, Johnson is also requesting a $10,000 advancement towards her attorney’s fees. Legal representative, Stasy Click, argues that Griner has “far superior control over the family’s financial resources” and that Johnson is “without the necessary financial means to pay for legal representation in this matter.”
Currently, Johnson is on a reduced salary from the WNBA due to her pregnancy and claims that she was also unable to play overseas this winter, which is why she is requesting spousal support. She also argues that wedding expenses, furnishing the home she once shared with Griner and IVF costs have drained her financially.
Johnson reasons that she cannot seek employment outside of playing basketball because it is a “high-risk multiple pregnancy.” She intends to return to basketball full time after giving birth, but in the meantime she’s in need of “household assistance, personal trainers, and medical care not covered by her current insurance.”
After tying the knot on May 8, Griner filed for an annulment on June 4, arguing that she was “pressured into marriage under duress by Johnson’s threatening statements.” She also claimed that she was not made aware when the in vitro fertilization process resulting in Johnson’s pregnancy took place.
On August 17, Johnson and Griner will appear in court for an evidentiary hearing regarding the Phoenix Mercury star’s annulment petition.