Guys, it looks like Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Stevie J.’s lavish lifestyle is finally catching up with him. According to TMZ, the reality star was arrested for allegedly not paying the estimated $1.2 million dollars owed in child support.
News broke back in October 2013 that Stevie had fail to pay child support for his two children with ex Carol Bennett multiple times within the last 14 years.
For several months, Carol has aggressively pursued Stevie for the money owed to her children, and the former Bad Boy producer was issued not one, but two summons to appear in a New York family court to dispute the issue, otherwise he could face jail time. Stevie was a no-show for both appearances, and even boasted online and on TV that he took care of his kids. Now, it appears Stevie’s really going to have to pay for his nonchalant attitude.
In the video, obtained by TMZ, we see Stevie J. step out of his giant castle and talk with police officers. He is then placed in handcuffs and escorted to a vehicle.
Stevie was issued a warrant for arrest in 2010 from New York City for leaving the state owing more than $10,000 for more than two years — a crime under the 1992 Child Support Recovery Act. The warrant was later discharged without payment.
Sigh. We have no doubt that Stevie will be bailed out of jail pretty soon but who knows what’ll happen then.
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