Stevie J Owes $1 Million in Child Support. Now a Warrent For His Arrest.
Stevie J is apparently up to his eyeballs in child support debt, with documents showing he allegedly owes $1.2 million in back pay to two of his children with his former girlfriend. The situation is so serious that the State of New York has reportedly issued a warrant for the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star’s arrest. Reports Vlad via AllHipHop & MediaTakeOut:
(Stevie J With 5/6 of His Children)
Representatives for former music executive Carol Bennett (Stevie’s ex) confirmed that Stevie J’s assets are being targeted to repay the debt.
Bennett will reportedly hold a press conference later this week to address the matter.
AllHipHop reports that Ms. Bennett, who helped Stevie with his music career while he was a producer at Bad Boy Records, went so far as to contact Bounty Alert and the Custodial Support Foundation, organizations that specialize in recovering hidden assets from people who deliberately neglect their child support duties.
“Our preliminary investigative efforts in Ms. Bennett’s case and have uncovered information which raises huge concerns,” Tiffany Stewart Esq., President of the Custodial Support Foundation, told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
Under the 1992 Child Support Recovery Act, it’s a crime to leave a state while owing more than $10,000 in unpaid child support, for more than two years.
According to Ms. Bennett, Stevie J. could be facing jail time since he owed more than 20 times that amount when he left New York for Georgia.
Ms. Bennett’s press conference is slated for October 31 at 11:30 a.m. ET in NYC