It’s official. Siohvaughn Funches-Wade is not crazy. This week, in Miami, a Court of Appeals ruled against Dwyane Wade in his attempt to have his ex-wife mentally evaluated. In August, Funches-Wade filed a lawsuit against Wade for failure to pay income from endorsement contracts stemming from an 2008 agreement. The lawsuit was dismissed prompting the mother-of-two videotaped her protest against the court system outside of Chicago’s Daley Center with a cardboard sign reading,
NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets.
Immediately after the protest, Wade filed an emergency motion to have demanding Siohvaughn submit to a psychological evaluation or lose rights to any future visits with their children. In the filing he stated,
S.L.’s [Funches-Wade’s] statements, behavior, and her demeanor in court reflect that she is presently lost, angry and desperate. Her behavior is not in the children’s best interests…D.T. [Wade] requests that this Court immediately suspend S.L.’s timesharing…pending the results of a psychological evaluation of S.L.
Wade was forced to return his sons back to their mother and the pair reached a divorce settlement.Wade would pay his ex wife $5 million dollars, their Chicago mansion, four cars and a ‘disparage agreement’ where both parties are publicly prohibited from degrading each other. Earlier this week, the judge ruled Funches-Wade was a woman
Passionately voicing her views”
Her lawyer, Jill Marin, was very happy with the decision explaining,
They (Wade’s lawyers) are not in Chicago anymore. We’re getting a new judge and the order that Siohvaughn undergo a psychological evaluation is no more. Justice prevailed. I’m just happy the appeals court was not swayed by (Wade’s) celebrity status as law should not be.
Peep the protest video.
The couple married in 2002 and Wade filed for divorce in 2007. He was granted sole custody of their suns in 2011. Wade has yet to release a statement.