Chris Bosh is a step closer to the NBA championship but he’s also got a foot in a PR nightmare. Allison Mathis, the mother of the Miami Heat star’s 3 year old daughter recently lost her job and had to apply for food stamps. Mathis is also said to be close to losing her home. She gets just under $3,000 a month in child support for their daughter, Trinity. Now, her lawyer says Mathis is entitled to about $30,000 of Bosh’s $18 million salary, PER MONTH! Adding to their issues, Bosh wants to take their daughter with him to London for the Olympics this summer, but the catch is, he doesn’t want Allison to accompany their toddler and she is not having that. Allison also tried to join the cast of Basketball Wives but was subsequently blocked by Bosh’s attorney. The bigger issue here seems to be in what level of luxury should Trinity (and her mother, maybe?) be living if Bosh is making millions and his daughter’s mother is on food stamps. Usually, child support is based on the standard of living and care that the child would receive if he/she was still living in the home of the breadwinner. But in this case, maybe not so much. I’m thinking to avoid the public relations problem, Bosh should at least cut her a check in the amount of her yearly salary from the construction secretary job she just lost (nice gesture!), encourage her to hit the pavement for a new gig and keep it moving to an NBA title.
So, Brewchies, what’s your call? Is Chris Bosh obligated to pay more to keep both his ex and their daughter living an equal or similar standard as his current wife and new baby? What say you?
Nothing to do with the story, I just love this high five fail!
Jermaine Jackson is stuck in Africa! Jackson took a trip to Burkina Faso but his passport expired and now he’s stuck there. Under California law, if you owe back child support (which Jermaine does), your passport gets red flagged and cannot be renewed until you pay your fare (so to speak). Jackson owes his ex more than $91K in child support so it looks like he’ll be good and stuck for a minute (unless Janet decides to be nice).
I sure hope Africa has its Sharpie weight up because things could get ugly there if Jermaine runs out.
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Jermaine Jackson says he’s so broke he can’t pay for his jer-children. Jackson claims he can’t afford to pay child support because his business is in the crapper. Jackson filed papers in LA court claiming the $3000 a month he’s been ordered to pay for his sons Jaafar (the troublemaker who tried to put the smackdown on Blanket) and Jermajesty. Jackson claims his average monthly income for the last year has been less than $1100.
Jermaine wants the judge to drop his payments to $215 a month. Um, really dude? That’s a condo fee. I suggest he sell some of his hair Sharpie collection, bottle whatever that oil is his skin emits and sell it on eBay… or head to the subway tunnels and dance for some change.
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Ronald “Boobie” McIntyre jumped from a 3rd story Chicago window to ditch a pending arrest warrant for unpaid child support. The 35 year old was wanted for failing to pay $5,979.66 in court-ordered support for his children. He’s been arrested 14 times and has 80 criminal convictions unrelated to his warrant. Deputies tried to take him into custody yesterday, but when they got to the apartment a woman inside told them he was nowhere to be found. The woman invited the sheriff’s deputies in and a child pointed to the window. That’s when the deputies saw McIntyre lying on the ground below the window. He thought the grass would soften his fall but turns out, it was artificial turf over concrete.
What a dumbass! McIntyre broke both legs in the process.
Never trust a man nicknamed after a female body part.
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Another day, another wretched child support story. When will these fools learn?
Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is being sued by a stripper for $10 million. The woman claims he is the father of her unborn child. Silvia Mena says this has been a very stressful time for her. She claims she got knocked up in Miami during Super Bowl week. Mena says Haynesworth promised (don’t they always?) to pay her… but he hasn’t forked over the dinero.
BTW, Haynesworth has a $100 million contract with the Redskins (when he wants to play, that is).
Mena says she’s had to apply for Medicaid to pay for her prenatal care. Guess you can’t be sliding down the pole (or, ahem, “exotic dancing”) with a 4-month baby bump, huh? Well, not in classy establishments.
Perhaps Albert missed the memo that there’s absolutely, positively no sex in the champagne room! Duuuh.
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