EXCLUSIVE: Byron Scott Responds to Ex Wife Demanding $60k Per Month In Support, Now Dating New ‘Basketball Wives’ Cast Member
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, NBA legend Byron Scott is continuing his legal battle with ex wife, Anita Scott, denying that he can afford $60,000 a month in support.
Byron was a professional basketball former head coach and player. He last coached the Los Angeles Lakers and as a player, he won three NBA championships with the Lakers during their “Showtime” era in the 1980s.
Scott and his ex-wife, Anita, have three children, Thomas, LonDen and DaRon. In June 2013, Scott and Anita separated and in March 2014, he filed for divorce after 29 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences.
He is currently dating Cecilia Gutierrez who has reportedly been cast on the upcoming season of Basketball Wives.
Byron filed new docs in response to his ex-wife Anita’s demand for $60k a month in support. He explains he moved out of the family home back in 2013. He admits that he would often communicate with Anita and says since leaving their home, they went out a few times after the separation but not on “dates”.
He’s revealing these details in the lawsuit because he lists their separation date as June 1, 2013, but she claims April 15, 2014. The date will be important if the judge awards any retroactive support or for dividing assets accumulated during their marriage.
In regards to his employment, he says he only makes $60k a year as an ESPN commentator. Responding to Anita’s request for $60,000 a month in support, he says their martial lifestyle was comfortable middle class never extravagant and that amounts is unreasonable.
He says that Anita is attempting to highlight the best income years that they were together, while neglecting years where the family struggled financially, such as when he retired from playing and took an assistant coaching job.
He says that during the last seven years of their marriage, Anita agreed to a $12,000 a month budget which covered her clothes, beauty, grooming and credit card expenses.
Byron notes that his ex-wife worked as a model for Wilhelmina prior to their marriage and suggests that she can still seek employment as a model. He also notes that Anita will receive around $3 million from the martial estate once the divorce is finalized.
See the court documents below.