Kendu Isaacs Accuses MJB of Trying To Ruin Reputation
Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs is not a fan of Mary J. Blige using images of tabloid headlines about their divorce during her concerts.
Last week, we reported that Blige was bringing the drama surrounding her split to the stage. Blige opened her European tour displaying headlines highlighting their messy separation.
Isaacs has filed docs accusing Blige of trying to ruin his reputation, as well as ‘shame’ and ‘financially suffocate him’. According to a new report:
The singer ‘opens her show by displaying various images of tabloids pertaining to this dissolution in an attempt to paint herself as the victim and Mr Isaacs as the villain‘.
Blige, who filed for divorce in July, recently asked the court to delay a spousal support hearing to February so she and her lawyer can be in attendance. The hearing has been scheduled for December. Isaacs claims that if the hearing isn’t held in December, he will run out of money because Blige fired him from his role as personal manager, leaving him with ‘no source of income‘.
Now Isaacs claims that by displaying images relating to the requests for spousal support at her concerts, Blige is making a ‘calculated attempt‘ to destroy her husband’s reputation and capitalize on the divorce. Isaacs’ lawyers have said that they have videos of Blige’s concerts to provide the court for viewing. In recent court documents, Isaacs asked the court to not accept Blige’s request to move the support hearing to February. ‘If the Court were to grant such a long continuance, it would deprive Mr. Isaacs of an interim financial contribution for several months, particularly during the holiday season,‘ court documents read.
He said that though Blige has given him advances on spousal support since August, it is not enough to cover his monthly costs. Since August, Blige has given Isaacs a total of $135,000. In court documents, Isaacs is requesting $$129,319 per month to continue living the lavish live he lived when he was with Blige. A previous filing states that Isaacs made $46,204 a month when he was employed by his wife, and earned a total of $554,465 last year as her manager. But Isaacs, who claims to have $4.5 million in assets, said he now needs spousal support because his financial situation has ‘changed significantly in the last 12 months’, court papers state.
Blige gave Isaacs $35,000 in August and $50,000 in September for spousal support, in addition to $25,000 for his legal counsel. The filing states that Isaacs has already spent this money because he had to ‘secure new living accommodations‘. Isaacs added that his bank and checking account is currently overdrawn, with a balance of -$13,104.
Now the unemployed former manager wants to return to a life that included traveling by private planes, dining at expensive restaurants and socializing with A-list celebrities, the filing states.
Here’s a partial break-down of what Isaacs wants Blige to financially cover:
- -$8,000 private chef
- -$3,200 personal trainer
- -$5,000 he pays his parents each month
- -$71,000 in rent he owes to several properties.
- -$5,000 a month in support for two children from a past relationship
- -$2,500 on auto expenses and transportation
- -$5,708 in maintenance and repair on his properties
- -$5,732 on groceries.
Isaacs wants Blige to pay him an additional $100,000 for attorney fees and another $30,000 to his forensic accounting fees.
As previously reported, Blige and Isaacs signed a prenuptial agreement two days before their December 2003 wedding day that includes a waiver of spousal support. Isaacs says that it should not be considered valid because Blige had legal representation at the time of the signing and he did not.
In the filing,
Isaacs also claimed in the filing that he had a ‘significant role‘ in growing Blige’s career, negotiating ‘practically every deal on behalf‘ of the songstress since their marriage, court papers state. ‘Although Ms Blige was a recording artist before we married, her income significantly increased during the marriage as I was her personal manager,‘ he claims.