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Royce Reed pleaded "not guilty" in the child neglect case involving her 14-year-old son Braylon Howard.

According to Radar Online, the former "Basketball Wives" star pleaded not guilty in an Orange County, Florida courtroom on Tuesday.

Reed, 41, turned herself in to police on March 10, after she was charged with a third-degree felony for violating a judge's order prohibiting her son from leaving her son alone with minor children.

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In court documents, obtained by TMZ, Braylon was inappropriate with minor children in the past.
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Braylon is Reed's son with Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, 36.

According to Radar Online, Reed's attorney Andrea Black requested a list of all witnesses who have information about the charge, and any written statements of any oral statements made by a co-defendant (Braylon).

She also requested "any electronic surveillance including wiretapping and if any documents have been seized without her knowledge."

After the story broke, Reed clarified that she wasn't arrested, she turned herself in.

"I shouldn't even have to deal with or address this. I did not get arrested. I turned myself in because I had to. Talk to my attorney," she wrote in a post on Instagram.

Reed said she looked unkempt in her mugshot because she had been crying for hours.

"As for the picture... I was scared as s--- and was crying like a baby the whole time... I'm not 'bout that life' but I did it and we're gonna get though [sic] this."

Reed added that she was anxious to get back to making TikTok videos to entertain her fans.

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Dwight Howard's ex-girlfriend, Royce Reed, was arrested and charged with neglecting their 14-year-old son, Braylon Howard.

According to documents obtained by Radar Online, Reed turned herself in to Orange County, Florida police on March 10. She is charged with a third-degree felony.

According to police, Reed is working with "professionals" as a result of past incidents involving her son.

She is accused of violating a court order prohibiting Braylon from being around minor children two years younger than him without adult supervision.

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Braylon told police the last time he saw his biological father, Dwight Howard, was "when he was in town for a basketball game, which was a while ago."

He said the last time he visited Howard's Atlanta home was "sometime during the 2020 quarantine."

In 2014, Howard, 36, admitted whipping Braylon with a belt, leaving the boy with welts on his leg. At the time he said he didn't see anything wrong with whipping then-7-year-old Braylon, because that's how he was disciplined.

Howard filed for full custody of Braylon, accusing Reed of being an unfit mother.

The case was closed after authorities found no "substantiated findings of physical injuries."

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Howard, who has at least 5 children by five women, has full custody of his son David, whose mother, Melissa Rios, passed away on March 27, 2020.

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L.A. Lakers star, Dwight Howard is seen with his young son, David Howard, after he sat out a game with an apparent back injury. The NBA legend took custody of David after the boy's mom, Melissa Rios, 31, passed away on March 27, 2020. The 6'10" NBA star was seen wearing stylish cream colored joggers and matching hoodie, a Louis Vuitton cross body bag and a huge quartz crystal around his neck.

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The family of one of Dwight Howard's baby mamas has filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that a broken toilet led to her untimely demise.

Melissa Rios' son and his grandmother is suing a Calabasas apartment rental company claiming she slipped on water from a broken toilet, causing her death.

Melissa was only 31 when she passed away on March 27, 2020 leaving behind her 6-year-old son, David, who was staying with his NBA star father in Atlanta, Georgia when she died.

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According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Dwight and Melissa's son, David, is suing alongside his grandmother, Edelmira Vega Rios for wrongful death claiming the company ignored serious plumbing issues inside his late mother's apartment.

The plaintiffs blame the property management company, ASN Calabasas for not repairing a broken toilet in her apartment which caused "dangerous conditions" and other factors leading to her death.

"These factors include but are not limited to, the following: A dangerously broken and/or deteriorating toilet and/or hose and/or a supply line or similar toilet plumbing component that was not properly installed, maintained, cleaned and/or protected at said property causing [Melissa] to sustain injuries," the lawsuit reads.

Previous reports claimed Melissa's death was the result of an epileptic seizure at home. A copy of Melissa's death certificate is attached to the lawsuit, and lists the cause of death as "deferred."

In 2020, the Los Angeles Lakers star addressed the tragic death of Rios, saying, "I've had some things happen in my personal life that has been difficult to really handle. My son's mom, she had passed away a month and a half ago and it's extremely difficult for me to try to understand how to talk to my son, who's 6 years old, just about the whole situation."

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Interestingly, Edelmira filed a motion asking a court to order Howard to give her visitation rights after her daughter died. Some states recognize grandparents' rights to see their grandchild.

Edelmira said she was the primary caregiver for David since his birth, and wanted to see him on a regular basis.

David is in the custody of his father, Dwight Howard, who has at least 5 children by five women.

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Last year, L.A. Lakers player Dwight Howard was outed by an effeminate man who claimed he was the NBA star's ex-boyfriend. Well, something strange happened over the weekend that added fuel to the rumors.

During the Lakers recent win against the Utah Jazz, Howard fell on another player and appeared to diddle the player with the middle digit of his left hand. The unwanted diddling prompted Jazz player Georges Niang to try to fight Howard.

A fan recorded the interaction and the video clip went viral. Many fans recall other incidents in which the 33-year-old Sagittarius molested and inappropriately touched other NBA players.

Last year, effeminate author and transsexual Masin Elije filed a lawsuit against Howard alleging that Howard and his camp "sexually harassed, threatened and manipulated" him. Howard vigorously denied the allegations and threatened to file a countersuit against Elije.

Elije dropped his lawsuit earlier this month.

Watch the video below and judge for yourself.


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