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Allen Iverson's Estranged Wife

He's Buying Diamonds ...

And I Can't Pay Rent!

12/10/2011 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Allen Iverson & Tawanna
Allen Iverson's divorce has taken a nasty turn -- according to his estranged wife, the former NBA star went on a massive spending spree after she filed for divorce, leaving her completely penniless.

Tawanna just filed new docs in their bitter divorce battle -- claiming ever since she filed for divorce in June, Allen stopped depositing money in their joint bank account ... and then made several large cash withdrawals, including one for $20,000 ... which he spent on diamond jewelry.

Tawanna claims the account was $23,000 in the red at the time she filed the court docs -- and she's been unable to pay the bills ... or provide for their 5 kids.

According to Tawanna -- who says she gave up her career to be a stay-at-home mom -- Allen is worth over $20 million ... and refuses to help her out simply out of spite.

Allen denies Tawanna's allegations in the docs -- and since they're at a stalemate ... the judge will have to play peacemaker.  So far, no hearing date has been set.

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31.

TheReal    

I guess this ia your chance to join basketball ex-wives and groupies with the rest of the bitter baby mamas, groupies and exes. You already have a story line.

1057 days ago
32.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

That's the type of girls Iverson diggs... truck drivers. She won't be getting any type a job anytime soon unless it involves Mack or Peter Built trucks.

1057 days ago
33.

TheWarAgainstCommonSense    

Interesting how most of the comments are directed at her in a negative fashion. She was actually his high school sweetheart, so she was there before the checks came in. For all you don't have 5 kids people, who cares, especially considering their family has made enough that there is no reason they can't raise 5 kids on millions of dollars. There are plenty of you with the 2 kids that either don't take care of them or if they are financially secure, then hand them money and never spend time with them. My only complaint with her is that she should have left him a lot sooner. She's been cheated on, probably abused, the guy is an alcoholic and has pretty much blown through the money from gambling. All stay at home parents should develop a viable skill, just in case this worst case scenario happens, because most divorces end up as war instead of respectful dealings between 2 people that used to love each other.

As far as he goes, don't defend him. No way should any of us make the kind of money he has made and then blow it. His kids should be set for life and even though things didn't work, his wife still deserves something. I think too many of you have watched basketball wives. Some stay at home parents actually raise their kids and take care of things at home, instead of shopping all day and going to parties. Getting a job isn't as easy as just walking in, especially considering most decent paying jobs are going to require you to have experience. I'm sure she can build up experience, go back to school, raise the 5 kids and who knows how long it would be before she gets done. Stay at home parents give up a lot more than most would realize or appreciate. With his lifestyle and being a pro athlete, he was probably M.I.A. quite a bit.

1057 days ago
34.

FreeWill    

If you are divorcing, you better get a job! Is he supposed to maintain you forever?

1057 days ago
35.

The Neko Nation    

TYPICAL, for an NBA player as a man and a father.

1057 days ago
36.

KnuckleDragger    

You'd think with that huge brain cavity she'd be smarter.

1057 days ago
37.

Nefertiti    

They are your kids too, she is raising them, the least you can do is support them, try being a man for a change instead of such a jerk!!!

1057 days ago
38.

HumanNature    

WHY IS EVERYONE JUMPING ON TAWANNA????


IVERSON BEAT HIS WIFE AND THREW HER OUT OF THE HOUSE NAKED!!!


I KNOW DAMN WELL, PEOPLE ARE NOT DEFENDING THAT "GHETTO" ABUSER!!!


THAT'S WHY NOBODY IN THE NBA WANT HIS DUMB ASS!!!!


ANYBODY THAT DOES THAT TO HIS CHILDREN IS A NO GOOD "DOG"!!

1057 days ago
39.

immabossbby    

alot of yall are ignorant she is not asking for money to get her hair and nails done she wants money for "their" kids... why should she have to pick up all the slack when they laid dwn together and had children? im sure if she just up'd and left him with the kids yall wud be saying how bad of a mother she is... seems lose lose to me....

1057 days ago
40.

Stratcat    

She's just pissed that he grabbed the cash before she did! LOL!!!

1057 days ago
41.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

GET A JOB BITCH!!

1056 days ago
42.

NICOLE    

I am shocked to read some disgusting comments. This lady has 5 kids. It seems that she is guilty for asking child support????? Are you kidding me?? He could have all the money that he wants and her kids no one penny??

If this allegations are true, she should sue him for financial ABUSE. He is a jerk

1056 days ago
43.

HG    

it's his money you golddigging ******* !!! You dont want to be with him? Fine no more money for you, go get a job! If the kids need something let Allen pay for the kids needs directly. Why should he have to pay her?! Enough is enough we need a men's liberaiton movement. These bitches get it every which way but loose!

1056 days ago
44.

Mal    

Who the hell is it to say that the kids don't live with him or that he is not bout to get custody? All the idiots on here telling him to take care of his kids. This is not about his kids. This is about his ex wife trying to leave him but yet still wanting his cash. It makes no sense and I'm glad for once a fool is finally not giving these women millions of dollars so they can go spend it on themselves and the next man. GO GET A JOB

1056 days ago
45.

Honeybee60    

Ghetto, just like his mother!

1056 days ago
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