theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, The Preachers host Jamal Bryant is refusing to pay his baby mama’s attorney bill in their nasty legal battle over custody and support of their minor son. In fact, he’s blasting her attempt to have him cough up money for her to continue suing him, saying she has more than enough to pay for her own bills.
Here’s the latest: On August 22nd, Bryant filed documents in the case pleading for the judge to not make him pay for his baby mama’s attorney fees in the case.
He explains LaToya Odom has the ability to pay her own legal bills and should be held responsible for paying them – NOT him. She pleaded with the court to order him to pay her bills while the case was pending, claiming she wasn’t rich like the TV host and paid for all the child expenses recently.
He points out that she submitted no proof or breakdown of the services her lawyers provided. He says the lawsuit is in the beginning stages and she couldn’t have racked up a massive bill. He is demanding her motion be denied and she be forced to pay her own legal bills.
Here’s the backstory: Earlier this year, a Georgia woman, LaToya Odom, filed a paternity and child support lawsuit against the pastor demanding the court order him to start cutting her support checks ASAP.
LaToya said the pastor is the father to her son born in 2015 named John Karston Bryant. She filed suit seeking primary physical and legal custody of their child, saying the child has only lived with her since birth. The woman also wants temporary and permanent child support from Bryant, asking the judge to order him to pay monthly support while the case is pending.
According to her, Bryant already took a DNA test and it came back he was indeed the father. She claims the pastor has made voluntary child support payments since their son’s birth. LaToya also wants him to pay her attorney fees.
Bryant admitted he was the father and did make child support payments with the intention of amicably resolving all issues over their son.
However, he claimed that he ceased all contact with LaToya and stopped paying support due to her continued harassment and his desire to have the court decide. Bryant says he accepts all legal responsibility of their child.
LaToya recently headed to court pleading for the judge to award her temporary child support. She says as an author she makes a modest income and is currently paying all of the child’s expenses including daily living expenses, child care and healthcare related expenses.
The woman said she is without the financial resources like Bryant, who is the founder of a Baltimore-area mega-church with more than 10,000 members and leads a flashy affluent lifestyle and is a wealthy man, reportedly having a multimillion dollar net worth.
She pointed out Bryant has multiple sources of income including book sales, television appearances, personal appearances and podcasts. She accuses him of living a flashy lifestyle when she – who shoulders all parenting responsibilities for the child – is a single mother who lives frugally. She says she doesn’t make that much and has considerable debt from student loans.