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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

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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). 

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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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16.

Mumra the Ever Living    

People actually watch a TV show about women who have relationships with Basketball players? Why?

888 days ago
17.

Onward    

Perhaps the judge doesn't have it out for women who've had babies out of wedlock with NBA stars; perhaps he has it out for women who use their children as weapons by withholding visitation and refusing to follow court orders. Just a thought.

888 days ago
18.

Cochise    

Now b!+ches know what it's like when judges are just flat out biased against men. Which is probably 95% of the time. The little 5% we get is few and far between. The judge probably knows, sees this all the time and has been through the sh!+ himself. Broad comes in digging her fat hands in mens' pockets, taking property, real estate and the kids. All she did was open her legs. Maids and nannies more than likely did all the work. Now she wants to keep him away from the kids. B!+ch probably is interfering with his visits. I have no empathy at all for MOST baby mamas because of their attitudes and devious tactics. Some of them do have legit gripes. This one looks like she wants a unbiased judge but the problem is they're extremely rare. The next judge will probably be one of the regular ones who rules the verdict against the man.

888 days ago
19.

Tonya P    

That Judge needs 2 go. Conflict of interest!
Also, no good Judge will allow a good mother to loose custody of their child. This is a disgrace.

888 days ago
20.

dd    

Ugh, can't stand her!

888 days ago
21.

champ    

Dwight a smart man he isn't signing an extension and stop the trade talks. I thought it was for the benefit of the team. He just doesn't want to raise his income while he is still in court. I believe everyone should take care of there kids. but I don't think one person should have to take care of the financial obligations on there own. Also i believe child support should be based on an average of what it takes to raise a child in the area you live not the amount of money your mother or father make.

888 days ago
22.

truth    

Hope He wins Dwight's whole issue is about her not letting him see his kid.. Her whole argument is i am going to lose because the judge may side with a lawyer... SHE SHOULD BE MENTIONING WHY SHE DOESN'T LET HIM SHE THE KID FIRST, THEN THE JUDGE ISSUE. SHE JUST DOESNT WANT TO LOSE CHILD SUPPORT

888 days ago
23.

bill    

always about the cash. Put in in trust and have the parent get the ok to spend the money on the child not themselves and see how many will continue down this road as using the children as leverage for their lifestyle not the childs

888 days ago
24.

I am Spartacus    

even though 9 times out of 10 i'm against the groupies on these things she does have a point if Dwight's lawyer really is one of his major endorsers. Conflict of interest maybe.

888 days ago
25.

b    

Of course he has bias against women that have have children out of wedlock. Everyone does it means you are a home wrecking whore. That should have had an abortion. You get nothing slut.

888 days ago
26.

Kevinn    

This must be why he stayed in Orlando. Thats a real smart move. The judge would side with him if he a sports fan. Everybody in Orlando would side with D. Howard.

888 days ago
27.

Riann    

Dwight and Royce need to grow up. They are very immature adults and behave childlike, she tries to stick to him and he tries to stick it to her every chance they get. STOP ALREADY and just share custody of your son and stay out of each others personal lives. They are only going to hurt their son when he gets old enough to realize what's going on.

888 days ago
28.

feelicks    

"star"? star of what? a show of middle aged hoodrats that think that they're still in their 30s...they are supposed to be mothers but dont understand how stupid they look. bunch of hoodrats

888 days ago
29.

Jaz    

I think it's funny how people are automatically assuming she is a "gold digging Whore" without even knowing anything about her. Like the fact that she owns numerous of her businesses and makes her own money as well. Everyone is quick to jump on her just because it is Dwight Howard. Who knows what kind of father he is! Who knows what kind of man he is. What we do know is that there is a conflict of interest with the judge and the lawyer! Point blank FACT!

888 days ago
30.

kaneesha    

BRYLON SHOULD BE IN DWIGHT HOWARD CUSTODY HE IS A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL. I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST ROYCE BUT LET ME JUST SAY SOME PEOPLE SHOULDN'T HAVE KIDS. SHE IS ON A REALITY SHOW SHOWING HER ASS POSTING PIC. ON TWITTER WITH HER SON IN BED WITH ANOTHER MAN JUST RIDICULOUS AWARD DWIGHT CUSTODY AND CALL IT A DAY

888 days ago
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