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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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61.

Bev D    

That gold digger doesn't care about losing her son!! She's only worried about losing money.

956 days ago
62.

Annie    

The stereotypes posted here are horrendous. Just because he didn't marry her so what. That doesn't make her a bad person. At the end of the day in my opinion they are both wrong. He shouldn't be trying to get custody of his son from her. That's the child's mother and he is wrong for trying to separate them and she is wrong for keeping them apart as well. This is not about money but custody. This happens in court everyday and you don't have to be a multi-millionaire to have child-support and custody issues.

956 days ago
63.

Flo     

I think she need to give up her parental right because Dwight can obvious support his child better than she can or if she wants to continue a relationship with her sons father she should throw out the case I dont know why women try to trap these man with children

956 days ago
64.

Joao    

I have no pity for gold-diggers, but this one may have the judge by the short ones.

956 days ago
65.

Chatacia2    

Look like a pay off to me. You endorse me and I will make judgements in your favor

956 days ago
66.

Cindy    

news flash--baby mama will probably lose custody anyway. Whenever a well off guy goes for custody, he gets it, either with political connections or money. And they always use some version of alienation theory/interfering with the relationship with the father. They need no solid evidence of that--it's all "discretionary". And good luck getting that judge off the case. They're really hard to get rid of. Check out SavingDamon.com for just one of many rigged family court cases.

955 days ago
67.

lj    

Whaaat??? come on this cant be true when did Royce have a baby

955 days ago
68.

audra    

That's some dumb **** out of wedlock so what about him? he wasnt married either LAME

955 days ago
69.

audra    

That is bunch of ****, baby out of wedlock, like he was married too. and to u women out there u wish u could rope a baller too, so shut the hell up and see if u can do the same

955 days ago
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audra    

The Judge is on drugs of what since when it is a crime to have a baby out of wedlock, and for all the women who is bashing Royce get a life and better yet an man with money if u can rope one in

955 days ago
71.

Diane    


I wouldn’t be surprised about the judge. Better yet, the judge is probably racist towards black women for having kids out of wedlock. If Royce was white, the judge would be on her side and ready to take as much money as possible from Dwight, whom by the way has 5 kids by 5 different women. Dwight is an idiot!

To those commenting on Royce being a mom and never mentioning her child on the show, she cannot, court ordered!

954 days ago
72.

deborah    

I think that Dwight Howard is very petty.IT makes me exactly what is his motive behind suing her.Can it be that he's still in love with Royce and not man enough to tell her?I think he's hurt because she has moved on.Dwight,word of advice GROW UP the world don't revolve around you and Royce has proven it.Royce girrrrrrrrl I love the new man you have truly upgraded.Keep standing strong and keep your head up.

935 days ago
73.

Isis Phoenix    

Boycotting the Basketball Wives of Miami and Los Angeles
VH1 and its corporate parent, Viacom Entertainment has aired 4 seasons of their Basketball Wives television franchise. The show was initially promoted as an avenue for viewers to grow, learn and discuss the successes and perils of life as a “basketball wife.” However, the show has proven to be nothing more than a set of glossy choreographed boxing matches marked by superficiality and monumental levels of bullying. In the year 2012, where we have a bi-racial president and an African American first lady, we need not be “tragically colored.” The reality series perpetuates the most vulgar stereotypes about women of color particularly, Black women. The show has very few redeeming qualities if any at all. Young people across the nation tune into to the most grotesque illustrations of black femininity. Women well beyond their child-bearing years, cursing, fighting and destroying property. One would have to assume that the show’s wild success presents a complicated problem for thoughtful, scripted and well crafted television. American popular culture has taken on a particular tone similar to that of Ancient Rome. Americans have become a ravenous community obsessed with the “spectacle.” Romans were consumed with their violent gladiators and many Americans are consumed with their tragic reality t.v. “stars.” These questionable activities occur all in the name of entertainment. Hollywood is a beautiful cultural mosaic made mostly out of broken dreams and broken people. But, we refuse to partake in Black cultural degradation and misappropriation. In the year 2000, we thought that the matrix would hijack us little did we know that we would run towards it with open arms. It is beginning to border on exploitation and we are all finally tapping out on this one. We are people of color and we are talented, determined and cosmically powerful. We embody light and love. We do not want to see these types of representations of Black women on VH1 in the form of Basketball Wives Miami or Los Angeles!

919 days ago
74.

Isis Phoenix    

Boycott the Basketball Wives Reality Series
Copy and paste the link below

http://www.change.org/petitions/cancel-vh1-s-basketball-wives-reality-series

919 days ago
75.

chicagodiva    

Royce knew who she was opening her legs to and the money and power behind Dwight Howard. She wasn't "in love" she wasn't married and there was no promise from Dwight to financially support Royce after sex. Don't open your legs to pro ball players with money because they can screw you as much as you just screwed them in bed. The child is a blessing not a bank account.

704 days ago
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