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.
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
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