Update: Love & Hip Hop’s Stevie J Released From Jail – Tha Wire [VIDEO]
Stevie J was arrested last week for racking up more than $1 million in back child support. Now that he's out on bail, he's speaking on the issue and so is his baby mama. Get all the details now!
Steven A. Jordan, best known as Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘s Stevie J was arrested last week for racking up more than $1 million in back child support. Since his arrest the reality star was able to make bail and has been released from Georgia’s Fulton County Jail. As previously Stevie J allegedly owes million + back child support to previous girlfriend, former record executive Carol Antoinette Bennett the mother of two of his children.
Last year in October (October 31, 2013), Bennett held a press conference to explain her side of the story and put to rest the rumors of her only coming forward because he’s on TV. According to Bennett, Stevie tried to detour her from speaking out, by leaving the following message on her voicemail:
“What’s going on, uh I see all this press it’s going crazy and then I see something ’bout a press conference on October 31. I would ask you not to do a press conference…so let’s try to figure out what we doing, what’s goin’ on aight?”
But with her legal team present, she gave The Urban Daily news the entire run-down of her there situation. From when they first started dating, how their children reacted to seeing their father’s on TV, down to the whole child support issue.
“So basically, I’ve just been feeling that the system has been failing me and there’s not much I can do. My kids are in high school. My daughter just started high school so we’re preparing for college. 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.” but because they live in different states the laws are different and there’s a lot of red tape.
Meanwhile Stevie’s attorney, Daniel Meachum, claims his client does not owe “anything close” to $1 million. For now Stevie is free on $25,000 bond and a few weeks will face support charges in New York in the coming weeks.
Stevie J said of the situation,
“It feels great. I’m home with my wife (fellow Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez). I’m just ready to get this behind me.” He continued, “I’ve just been seeing a lot in the press. I didn’t know I had an issue. We were in Philly just hanging out with my kids. I had a show in Philly. We chillin’, we at the mall with the kids. Me, wife, even baby momma was there, Ms. Bennett. But you know, it’s all good. But then I see I owe a million and some change!
It’s like everybody want their day in the sun, everybody wants to be hot. I talk to my kids every day on Facetime, and I see ‘em and I’m like, ‘What’s going on Superstar?’ ‘Ain’t nothin, everything good.’ Everything’s good? What’s this then? Everybody got their motives, you never know what’s on people’s minds.”
By the way, the three-time Grammy award winning songwriter, musician and producer may not be as rich as he projects, but isn’t exactly broke either. Listen to Tha Wire below and find out how much your boy is worth.
In other news, it’s congratulations in order to Hip Hop femcee/actress Eve. According to reports, the rapstress married her long-time boyfriend British entrepreneur, skateboarder and race car driver Maximillion Cooper over the weekend.
So you’ll know, Max is one of the founders of the Gumball 3000 race, an annual British 3,000-mile (4,800 km) international motor rally that’s been taking place on public roads since 1999. For more details on the wedding and relationship, listen to Tha Wire below.
Finally legendary radio host, Casey Kasem, died yesterday on father’s day at the age of 82. He had been suffering from Lewy body dementia, or LBD, a degenerative condition similar to Parkinson’s disease.
His daughter, Kerri Kasem, confirmed the sad news on her Facebook page She wrote: Funeral arrangements are still pending.
Kemal Kasim was born to Lebanese parents in Detroit and was a DJ for Armed Forces Radio, while he served during the Korean War. For 24 years, he was the host of American Top 40 from 1970 to 1988 and came out of retirement to do it again from 1998 to 2004. ‘American Idol’s’ Ryan Seacrest took his place when he left for good.
Kasem was also an accomplished voiceover actor, he famously provided the voice of Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo cartoons back in 1969, among several low-budget films.
Kasem got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981, was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1985 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1992. Sadly he had been the subject of a bitter court battle involving his three children by a previous marriage and his second wife, actress Jean Kasem, best known for her recurring role as Loretta Tortelli on ‘Cheers.’ Just last month, a court named Kerri as his temporary caregiver and last week, he was taken off life support.
We offer our deepest condolences to his family.
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