Lance Stephenson, the onetime Coney Island high school hoops legend and current NBA star, continues to exchange elbows in a high-priced child support fight with the mother of his 4-year-old daughter and 17-month-old son. The exes, Stephenson and Feby Torres, both 24, were in Brooklyn Family Court Thursday, squabbling over how much the stay-at-home mom is entitled out of Stephenson’s $9 million salary from last season, as well as a base $9 million salary next season. Torres is aiming for $12,000 a month and wants her ex-beau to help her move out of Chauncey St. in Bedford Stuyvesant. “There is a safety issue here, there’s gun shots heard at night,” said one of her attorneys, Raoul Felder. Her demands include $3000 a month for the children to attend Hanover Place Child Care, $1000 monthly for groceries, and money for furniture.
According to prosecutors, White stole money during a period from 2008 to 2011, making unauthorized bank transfers from Arenas’ accounts into three accounts of his own. He was found guilty of 11 counts of wire fraud for the theft. The money funneled from Arenas was not reported in White’s and his wife’s joint income tax returns during that span, resulting in four additional counts of filing a false tax-related document.
Big win for ex-NBA star Michael Beasley in his rape case in Arizona — the judge has thrown out the $25 MILLION lawsuit filed against him … but he’s not out of the woods yet. As we previously reported, Beasley — the #2 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft — was sued for sexual assault and kidnapping by a woman who claims he raped her in 2013.
As for the kidnapping allegation, the judge says the allegations sound more like false imprisonment … but the statute of limitations ran out on that … so she’s S.O.L. So, for now, the case has been dismissed … no word if the accuser will go ahead with the battery suit.
A federal jury has convicted a former personal assistant of Gilbert Arenas of stealing more than $2 million from the former NBA basketball player. The jury on Wednesday found 40-year-old John White guilty of 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing a false tax-related document. He faces dozens of years in prison when he is sentenced in November.
TMZ Sports has learned the NBA superstar was stopped at George Bush Airport in Houston on August 28th … when Dwight put his carry-on bag through the scanner, and a TSA agent noticed a LOADED GLOCK inside!!! Law enforcement sources tell us … a further inspection revealed the gun — a Glock 26 9mm — was LOADED with one round in the chamber. We’re told Dwight said he simply forgot the gun was in the bag. But multiple law enforcement sources tell us … because it’s Texas — and they have looser gun laws than states like California — Dwight was NOT ARRESTED. Cops were called to the scene, but we’re told he was allowed to give the weapon to an associate who took the gun out of the airport. As for Dwight, once he was disarmed — he was allowed to get back in the security line … and boarded his plane as if nothing ever happened!