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A judge let rapper Future off the hook by ordering him to pay $3,200-a-month in child support to the mother of his one-year-old daughter, Reign.
It's a small victory for the "Mask Off" impresario whose ex, Eliza Reign Seraphin, initially demanded $53,000-a-month.
The disappointed mom-of-one is appealing the judge's verdict.
"We are very hopeful that once we get all the documentation from him, his banking info, his credit card info, that the final child support number would be substantially higher," Seraphin's lawyer, Brandon Rotbart, told IG blog The Shade Room.
He added that he and his team are disputing the rapper's claims he only earns $30,000 -a-month. "We had some other evidence that was contradictory," Rotbart said.
Seraphin, 29, previously rejected Future's proposed offer of $1,000-a-month in child support for their daughter. She began her career as an Instagram model in May 2016.
Future, 36, dated Seraphin on-and-off from 2016 through 2018. Their daughter is the rap star's sixth child by various women, including a son, Future Zahir, he shares with pop singer Ciara Wilson, 34.
Flo Rida's 3-year-old son Zohar Dillard was kicked out of a private school in NYC for unpaid tuition around $80,000.
According to a source, the rapper has not paid Zohar's school tuition since last year, resulting in a default balance to the school that specializes in children with special needs.
Zohar was born with an incurable brain condition and underwent brain surgery to relieve fluid pressure on his brain.
Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, appeared in court via closed circuit TV in 2018 and agreed to grant full custody of Zohar to Alexis Adams.
Courtesy Alexis Adams
"Mr. Dillard will consent to Ms. Adams having custody of the minor child," Flo Rida's lawyer Howard Felcher said at the time.
Since then, a Manhattan judge has ordered Flo Rida to pay Alexis $9,000 a month in temporary child custody payments.
The coronavirus pandemic caused a backlog of family court cases in New York City, but an emergency order has been filed in court to force Flo Rida to show cause why he ignored a previous court order pay Zohar’s school tuition plus medical bills.
A Texas judge has ordered ex-convict Cyntoia Brown to stay away from her husband, Jaime Long's 11-year-old son. According to court documents obtained by Bossip.com, Stacy Kirkland filed a motion asking a judge to prohibit Brown from contact with her son.
"I am extremely concerned about the safety of our young son, and do not believe that his father, Jaime, will take proper measures to protect [him] from danger," Kirkland wrote.
Brown, 31, was a 16-year-old runaway and prostitute who was convicted of killing one of her johns while he slept in his bed.
Celebrities and lawmakers sympathized with Brown and urged the governor of Tennessee to commute her sentence to time served in 2019.
While in prison, Brown married Long, 34, a former member of the R&B band Pretty Ricky. Bossip states that Kirkland wasn't aware that Long had married Brown while she was behind bars.
"I would love for Jaime to spend more time with (his son)," Kirkland wrote. "However, in light Jaime's recent decision to enter into a romantic, committed relationship with a woman convicted of first-degree murder, I am extremely fearful."
The judge granted the restraining order since Long declined to enter an answer.
Long is allowed to have supervised visits with his son, but Brown is banned from being around the boy or making phone contact with the child. She can't remove him from school grounds or take him clothes shopping - things that a stepmother would typically do for her stepchild.
A federal appeals court has ordered President Donald Trump to turn over his tax returns to Congress.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that President Trump's accountants must hand over his tax returns. But Trump could still take the case to the full appeals court or even the Supreme Court.
House Democrats, who are desperate to impeach Trump before the 2020 election, are ecstatic over the appeals order.
"Today's ruling is a fundamental and resounding victory for Congressional oversight, our Constitutional system of checks and balances, and the rule of law," Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the oversight committee, said in a statement.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform subpoenaed Trump's tax records from Trump's accounts, Mazars USA, in April. The subpoena include documents from 2011 to 2018 that the House wants for investigation into the president's potential conflicts of interest.
House Democrats are also attempting to impeach Trump over a complaint filed by a CIA whistleblower who asked to remain anonymous.
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