Cut the check! Mathew Knowles will be dishing out more child support than he likes to TaQoya Branscomb. As you know, the famous father of Beyonce and Solange Knowles has a five-year-old daughter with Branscomb. The two have battled in court since 2014 and know he’s been ordered by pay $71k in child support, according to Bossip. The site reports:
“Mr. Knowles knew of his paternity in September 2009 and clearly sought to avoid the establishment of a support obligation based primarily on the tolling agreement and the payment of monies pursuant to said agreement, which the court can only reasonably conclude was hush money,” Judge David D. Farr wrote as part of his ruling in Harris County District Court.
Koi was born in 2010, while Knowles was still married to Beyonce’s mother, Tina. Branscomb sued Knowles in 2014 over the paternity of the little girl, and the pair had been duking it out in court ever since.
In a ruling last month, the judge sided with Branscomb, ordering Knowles’ wages garnished to pay her $70,822 in back child support plus interest, along with $1,496 a month in regular child support. Knowles is also now responsible for the child’s health insurance as well as $50,000 in Branscomb’s attorney fees.
The judge is scheduled to make the ruling permanent during a hearing next week.