Looks like things aren’t so sweet in the land of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. As a matter of fact, LHHATL star Stevie J. just might find himself behind bars on account of over $1 million dollars in unpaid child support!
According to Radar Online, Steebie was served with a subpoena on February 13 to appear in a New York family court for unpaid child support of two of his children with ex-girlfriend Carol Bennett. Looks like Stevie failed to make his payments by the ordered date of January 10, and must now show up to court on Tuesday, February 25. If he doesn’t make his appearance, an arrest warrant can be issued!
“This is not a joke!” Carol’s rep, Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez, told Radar.
In addition to making his courthouse debut, Stevie will also have to show up with paycheck stubs and income tax returns to see just how much he’s making and spending these days. That will of course include his new restaurant and lounge, Sleazy & Zino, which he co-owns with co-star Benzino.
Since Radar reported that Stevie owed 1.28 million dollars in back child support this past fall, Carol’s rep says Stevie “has not taken any serious steps to satisfy his unpaid child support obligation with our client.” Though Stevie denied owing any money, stating “I do right by my kids,” according to Carol’s rep not only hasn’t he paid, but his obligations have increased to $8,550 a month!
“We are going to take every step to ensure this obligation is satisfied, even if it means petitioning the court seize his television and music royalties, as well as his earnings generated from his new restaurant,” said Sibrena.
Let’s hope this goes well for all parties involved!
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Source: Radar Online