It looks like that impending million dollar child support case has finally come around to bite Stevie J in the rear end. In 2013, we told you that the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star owed $1,107,412 to his ex, Carol Antoinette Bennett, in unpaid child support.
The following June he was arrested in relation to the unpaid balance. Apparently, he didn’t comply with the terms of his release because we’re now hearing that the producer-turned-reality star has been formally indicted by a grand jury; however, he won’t be arraigned in New York City until February 10. According to TMZ, he’s in the middle of serving out a 30-day rehab stint, which was imposed after he repeatedly violated probation by testing positive for marijuana and cocaine.
“My kids are in high school. My daughter just started high school so we’re preparing for college,” Bennett said in 2013. “It’s time for saving. We have to make sure that they’re not just prepared academically. We have to make sure they’re prepared financially as well. We had an agreement in the child support order that he would provide insurance. But nothing [has]been covered by Stevie for the last twelve or thirteen years.”
As for people who believe that she’s only going after Stevie because he has reemerged in the entertainment world, Bennett had this to say:
“That’s the misconception. My kids are 14 and 16. He has not made a voluntary payment in years. There’s a court order in place to pay x amount per month. If you don’t pay that, even if you can come close, it technically didn’t occur. He’s missed 168 payments. The reason why, this (is) my own speculation, because he’s been able to get away with it, why not keep doing it? Where’s the enforcement at? Okay, he doesn’t have a passport. He still can live; he’s just not going out of the country. It’s just being negligent and not taking on responsibility for your kids, but he doesn’t mind doing it for any other women.”
Sounds like it’s time for Stevie to hit up Iyanla to find out about fixing his life because it’s clearly in shambles at this point.
via – MD