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Dwight Howard's Ex

Our Custody Judge

Has a Baby Mama Bias!

3/18/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The mother of NBA star Dwight Howard's son wants the judge in their custody case removed stat ... because she claims he has it out for women who have children out of wedlock with NBA stars. 

Royce Reed is battling Dwight in court in an effort to retain primary custody of their son. Dwight filed docs earlier this month to try and wrangle custody from her ... claiming she interferes with his relationship with their son and makes it difficult for him to see the boy on his scheduled days.

The "Basketball Wives" star came back this week with a motion of her own ... to have Judge Tim Shea taken off the case. She claims he has a bias against baby mamas and she fears he may side with Dwight because he's a local celebrity.

In her filing, Reed claims Shea wouldn't let her present her side during a court hearing last month. Reed's lawyer also filed an affidavit saying that during the hearing, Judge Shea said he would award Howard custody, then decided to delay his decision ... despite the fact no evidence had been presented.

Reed also claims there might be a conflict of interest since Shea's own website lists one of Howard's lawyers, Mayanne Downs, as one of his endorsers (see below). 


Reed pleads in the docs, "I am afraid if Judge Shea continues to preside over this case, I will lose custody of my son."

A hearing on the matter has been set for later this month.

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Will always LOVE RJ    

What?? She's a Mother??? WTF? She NEVER mentions she has a baby...I don't ever recall her ever being pregnant...WTF???

950 days ago


Wow is this true? I actually see Dwight at church from time to time. He gave a testimony one Sunday and didn't mention any of this. Does he really have a son out of wedlock?

950 days ago

big al    

If it is true that his attorney is an endorser of the judge he should be immediately removed. Sounds like a sure case of conflict of interest to me. & she has mentioned being a mother on the show Basketball Wives (not sure why shes on the show seeings she isn't a wife of a basketball star although I don't think any of them are) but she isn't allowed to mention Dwight in the press or on the show due to a judgment against her.

950 days ago


I never knew she had a child? She is one of the only ones that is rational and real on Basketball Wives.

Hope she gets a new Judge, no one wants a Judge where there may be a conflict of interest or a bias, especially when you are talking about custody of a child.

Good luck.

950 days ago


As opposed to all the judges out there that just rule in favor of the woman having custody...because you know they have a vagina. I bet she's more worried about losing child support than the actual child.

950 days ago


If he is not removed as a judge for the conflicts of interest regarding the attorney on the one side, then have sanctions be brought up against him, turn him into the bar.

950 days ago


He needs to leave her alone, who has been taking care of him, not Dwight. When he is on the road who takes care of him then?

950 days ago


Well I've learned one thing from the comments today. I guess there are people who are lame enough to watch shows like Basketball Wives.

950 days ago

Rogue Warrior    

Typical, they teach this in college institutions on the other side of the tracks. Rather than get educated and get a job and actually work, these professional hookers get knocked up and have these babies so the can sit back more comfortably while they see their next victim. Child support laws are jacked and everyone in their brother knows it. Hopefully the judicial system tells her to pound sand!!!

950 days ago


Clearly, that judge has to go. AND, the judicial review board must take a good look into what this guy's doing as well. This ain't right.

950 days ago


In other words, she doesn't think the judge will give her $50,000 a month "to maintain the lifestyle of the baby" while she spends the money on cars and clothes for herself.
These athletes ALWAYS amrry high-priced whores who just bleed them to death.

950 days ago


So, what is it when judges are biased to whore "baby mamas" or women in divorces or just women in general?!? I bet she would call them fair! Double standards! She should have let the father see his son when he wanted! The bitch doesn't deserve primary custody!

950 days ago


If you know anything about Dwight he's very private. He does not want his son on tv and dragged into the drama. He took Royce to court to prevent her from using his name on BBall Wives. I feel bad for the children who are dragged into the drama because they parents cant seem to act like mature adults.

950 days ago

Joe Smith    

Money Hungry Bixtch

950 days ago


She is not allowed to talk about her son on the show due to a confidentiality agreement which she can be sued for. She is not supposed to post pics of him online either. I don't think she should be keeping him from his son. Did not know this was going on.. I was team Royce, after hearing this, will have to be neutral.

950 days ago
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