Dwight Howard Wants Court To Terminate His $3k Monthly Child Support Payments As He Seeks Full Custody Of 13-Year-Old Daughter + Claims Ex Allows Teen To Post ‘Inappropriate’ TikToks
Basketball star Dwight Howard is taking legal action against one of the mothers of his children.
According to a report from RadarOnline, the athlete recently submitted a motion seeking full custody of his daughter Layla Lo’Ren Howard following a string of (alleged) concerning actions from the teen and her mother.
Reportedly, Dwight Howard wrote in court documents that the 13-year-old’s mother Tiffany Render has been keeping him out of their child’s life. He said Render hasn’t been sharing information with him about the teen’s education, health, and well-being, and suddenly moved her to Florida without his knowledge back in July. The NBA champion also claimed Layla has been posting a series of “inappropriate” things online since their move, adding that he has been unable to do much of anything about it.
He reportedly wrote in the legal docs:
“[Render] failed and refused to provide access to the Minor Child and failed and refused to discuss, in good faith, the Minor Child’s relocation, unenrollment in her prior school or enrollment in her new school in Florida.”
Speaking on the nature of the alleged “inappropriate” TikTok videos, Howard claimed Layla was seen flipping off the camera and wearing clothing not appropriate for a person her age. He claimed:
“[there are] videos of the Minor Child, scantily clad and/or in age-inappropriate clothing, with vulgar, sexual songs playing in the background, wherein which the Minor Child is making sexually inappropriate gestures and innuendo.”
In addition, Howard said that Render had their daughter partake in filming for “The Real Housewives of Orlando” without his knowledge or consent and she stripped him of his parental rights following their move.
The report notes that Bravo has not officially announced an Orlando-based spin-off of their popular Housewives franchise, however.
In his petition, Howard reportedly argued that Render has failed to demonstrate the ability “to maintain a healthy home environment in which to raise the Minor Child” and is seeking primary custody. Reportedly, he’s also requested that their child support arrangement of $3,000/monthly be terminated.
A judge has yet to rule on the matter at this time.
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