Royce Reed Rumors
Dwight and former “Basketball Wives” star Royce Reed are entangled in a bitter legal battle after Dwight filed for sole custody of their young son. In the latest development, Royce — who was axed from “BB Wives” this year — filed docs in Florida asking a judge to make Dwight foot her legal bills, claiming she can’t afford them. According to the docs, Royce claims that Dwight rakes in over $1.3 million per month and should cough up the cash, otherwise, the fight’s not fair. She claims he can hire an army of lawyers … while she’ll get buried in bills and eventually have to drop out. In the docs, her lawyer says she’s already racked up a $44,113.50 bill and is expected to tack on another $60k plus if she continues to fight … for a grand total of $106,621.80.
In her filing, Reed claims Shea wouldn’t let her present her side during a court hearing last month. Reed’s lawyer also filed an affidavit saying that during the hearing, Judge Shea said he would award Howard custody, then decided to delay his decision … despite the fact no evidence had been presented.
The mother of NBA star Dwight Howard’s son wants the judge in their custody case removed stat … because she claims he has it out for women who have children out of wedlock with NBA stars. Royce Reed is battling Dwight in court in an effort to retain primary custody of their son. Dwight filed docs earlier this month to try and wrangle custody from her … claiming she interferes with his relationship with their son and makes it difficult for him to see the boy on his scheduled days.
TMZ has obtained legal docs filed by the Orlando Magic star in Orange County, Florida, in which he claims his baby mama Royce Reed — who stars on VH1’s “Basketball Wives” — leaked dirt about him to the media at least 11 times … thus violating a 2009 gag order. In the docs, Howard explains that if the leaked stories reached 1,000,000 people — a safe estimate given that the stories were posted all over the Internet — the damages should add up to $500,500,000 based on the terms of their previous agreement.
TMZ obtained a copy of Royce Reed’s motion — filed in Orange County, Florida yesterday — in which she claims the Orlando Magic star regularly misses scheduled visitations with their son Reed. Royce also alleges that their son “acts out emotionally and physically and resists being taken by” Dwight’s nanny … according to the docs. As TMZ first reported, cops were called in two weeks ago when Royce claimed that Dwight picked up little Reed from preschool when he wasn’t supposed to do so. Royce is asking the court to appoint a guardian — on Dwight’s dime — to ensure Dwight follows the visitation schedule and Reed gets proper care. Royce’s rep says the motion was filed, “as a last resort.”
NBA star Dwight Howard got schooled by cops after removing his child from day care … TMZ has learned. It all went down on August 26 when Howard — who is in an ongoing custody war with baby mama Royce Reed — went to pick up their 2-year-old son. Reed, we’re told, flipped out and called the cops because she claimed the custody agreement didn’t give Howard the right to pick the child up that day. Reed showed up at the day care center for a showdown, but Howard had already left with the kid. The cops called Howard … and the NBA star explained he and his ex made a new agreement … giving him the right to cart his kid away that day. But … after speaking with lawyers from both sides, the cops handed down their verdict — a new custody agreement was discussed but never signed.