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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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he doesnt even love th son as much as she does he just wants to hurt her if it was me i would just be look take him and just give the child to him and give up my parental rights get a husband have more babies then watch and see how fast he bring bak that child to her and she should just ignore dwight all together .men only fight for custody to spite the mother REAL TALK .SHE NEEDS TO PRAY AND PUT THE WRATH OF GOD ON THAT UGLY STUPID MUTHAF*CKER THEY CALL DWIGHT HE SO BLACK AND UGLY ..UGH.

913 days ago


I dont see anyone calling Ice T's wife a whore for beeing naked in the bed with a baby that wasn't even hers but and what about the women on BASEBALL WIVES.

913 days ago


Word of advice -- if you want the judge to take you seriously and rule in your favor -- NEVER EVER refer to yourself or allow anyone else to refer to you as a 'baby mama'.

At best, you look like you never mattered but for whatever fun you could provide between the sheets. At worst you look like an uneducated, unsophisticated, cheap piece of trash.

913 days ago


i think she's crazy

912 days ago

Carolina Girl 99    

Dwight is a buthole. Anytime anything does not go his way he gets pissed. She cannot even share a picture of the child with anyone. He tries to control to much. He call himself a Christian and judges everyone else but has two children out of wedlock himself. Stupid! Its all about his image. I hope that he does not get joint custody and the judge is bias and should be removed.

912 days ago


Dwight is a drama queen, he wants what he wants when he wants it. On his custody days SHE has to bring the child to him if he in out of town regardless of her own professional life. She has not taken him to court regarding support nor custody they had a private agreement but she still makes her own money.

He even stated she did not bring their son to him because she had to work so he missed his time with him but if she were to insist he pay ALL her bills he would have an issue with this too. She is in a catch 22 he wants her to do what he says but she wants to be independent because he is selfish and controlling. Him taking care of or seeing his son should NOT block her from having her own professional life, she states he wants to control all aspects of her life not just be a part of his son life.

He should not have a problem with her making her own money instead of him supporting her but he wants to control what she does all the time.

this judge should be recused

912 days ago


maybe she should let DWIGHT have there son..... he is a good dad,stable,and could offer there child a better life!!!!!!!!! when u keep a man away from his child,all you are showing the judge is that you are selfish,unstable,and greedy!!!! if she showed how independent and strong she is i don't think this would be a problem........someone should tell these ladies out here that just because u have these children with these pro ballers(nfl,nba,mlb)doesn't mean u get a blank check!!!!!!!!!

912 days ago

The Neko Nation    

What is wrong with these people? Baby momma and daddy drama is not big deal to these people. Just a bunch of self entitled idiots who don't care about their children and responsibilities. No wonder there are so many messed up African American youth out there and so many of them in jail and prison.

912 days ago


Jaz and NikiNikki, numerous businesses she owns?? LOL!!! Makes her own money??? LOL, she even said she had no money! The comment that is the funniest is that Howard is now wanting to get famous of this ho. LOL, Dwight Howard is world famous, your little ho buddy, she looks like a boy, is nothing but someone on a reality show about hookers. Get a clue. What businesses does she own? She probably wrote a book, actually ghost wrote, about how to trap an athlete and get support for 18 years.

912 days ago


I bet when she found out she was pregnant she thought "I'M RICH BIOTCH" Now she's probably like "DAYUM DAYUM DAYUM!!" B/c she's probably spent more money on lawyers and court fees than she's ever been given in child support...lol they've been goin thru this for way to long, like how hard is it to let him see the kid on his scheduled days and let him talk to him on the phone? Can we say bitter?

912 days ago


Why use that stupid term "Baby Mama"? How irritating.

912 days ago


Bitch is more worried that she'll loose that child support check that Dwight has to write every month, the child that she has to "provide for" is just a paycheck...that's the only danger she sees.

912 days ago


I am a woman and I think most of these chasers are gold digging "wives". Go get a job woman!

912 days ago


Looks like TMZ put Bobby Browns picture up and not Dwight Howard.

912 days ago


You guys sound so ignorant calling her a bitch and even a whore. Seriously how can he be a fit parent when he spends half of his life on the road. Royce is college educated and has her own business that she acquired before meeting Howard. For those saying she never mentioned having a son, she tweets about him like crazy. Unfortunately, he can't be on the show or even mentioned by name because psycho Howard has a gag order on her. Don't be so quick to judge people.

912 days ago
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