Keshia Knight-Pulliam Says Ex Still Late On Child Support
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Keisha Knight-Pulliam wants her estranged husband Ed Hartwell thrown in jail. The actress has accused him of screwing her out of child support for their newborn daughter and has went to court to plead with the judge.
Here’s the latest: On June 20th, Keshia filed docs seeking contempt against Hartwell for his refusing to pay child support. She points to the court order stating Hartwell is to pay $1,500 per month in support. She claims he has paid her amounts here and there, but not the full $1,500 as ordered by the due date. He is accused of being in arrears $750 currently and continues to violate the court order.
Keisha is pleading with the judge to deduct her child support from his NFL retirement disability payments, along with a $1,500 punishment for each instance of his contemptuous behavior. She is requesting Hartwell to be jailed until he purges himself of contempt by paying the unpaid support.
Here’s the backstory: Earlier this month, Knight-Pulliam escorted Bill Cosby into court on the first day of his his trial – prior to the case being declared a mistrial due to the jury being deadlocked. Hartwell filed docs after seeing his ex in the news with Cosby accusing her of being in contempt of court. He said by Keisha traveling out of Georgia it interfered with his visitation time with Ella.
He explained he only gets to see his daughter, Ella Grace, twice a week for one hour and demanded the judge find Keisha in contempt of court and order he gets a make-up visit with his daughter ASAP. Hartwell also sought his ex to cover his legal bills for this.
Keisha responded, stating that he hasn’t seen his daughter because he refused to pay the 50% cost imposed by the court for each visit.
She explains he was to pay a week in advance, but he failed to do so. Keisha also accuses her ex of filing the groundless motion for contempt for the sole purpose of harassing and disparaging her, which she alleges he has done since the onset of this case.
Further, she claims Hartwell has cancelled his scheduled visitation with his daughter two days later due to him having other plans. She argues she lost money due to his cancellation of the visitation.
Keisha demands the judge not find her in contempt but is seeking for Hartwell to be found in contempt of court and sanctioned for filing a frivolous motion.