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Dwight Howard

Baby Mama Wants $100k

To Fight Him in Court

11/25/2012 6:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1124_Royce-Reed-and-dwight_howard_gettyDwight Howard's baby mama says her nasty custody battle with the NBA star is an unfair fight -- all because he can simply outspend her -- so she's asking a judge to make HIM cover HER legal fees.

TMZ broke the story ... Dwight and former "Basketball Wives" star Royce Reed are entangled in a bitter legal battle after Dwight filed for sole custody of their young son.

In the latest development, Royce -- who was axed from "BB Wives" this year -- filed docs in Florida asking a judge to make Dwight foot her legal bills, claiming she can't afford them.

According to the docs, Royce claims that Dwight rakes in over $1.3 million per month and should cough up the cash, otherwise, the fight's not fair. She claims he can hire an army of lawyers ... while she'll get buried in bills and eventually have to drop out.

In the docs, her lawyer says she's already racked up a $44,113.50 bill and is expected to tack on another $60k plus if she continues to fight ... for a grand total of $106,621.80.

A judge has yet to rule.

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61.

cammy123    

Well this is what happens when you have babies by gold-diggers. The warning signs are always there. I don't care how much wade makes, she needs to pay her own fees just like wade has to pay his own. No wonder no man wants her..get a job and stop being a free-loader

635 days ago
62.

knickfan212    

I always felt that girl was a little touched. Why should he pay her to sue him?

635 days ago
63.

I luv u RPattz!    

Sorry Dwight....this is what happens when you mess with sack chasers.

635 days ago
64.

Sarah    

Why is had wait this long to sue him ? Because she has no jon anymore. I hope she will lose

635 days ago
65.

Ron    

You're kidding! An NBA player with an illegitimate child? No....

635 days ago
66.

Kiannah86    

Just because you have more money doesn't make you the better parent. They need to be mature and share the custody that child deserves more than just a single parent home

635 days ago
67.

Lee    

She should move to NY. the great state of NY actually does make the father/husband pay the legal bills of the ex wife/baby mama, as well as has the worst laws that take the most money from the men. apparently back in the 70's alot of guys got rich on wall street; so they abandoned their wives and children for young, hot new girlfriends and the old families were forced to live on the streets or in homeless shelters. the state then went off the rails the other way and determined that it's all the man's fault and therefore he should pay for everything and be penalized for being successful.

635 days ago
68.

Daniel Hennessy    

Royce Reed is a gold digging, daddy's little girl whore. When I lived in Lake Mary, I bumped into Dwight Howard on 3 different occasions, actually got invited to a neighborhood party. That guy is a humble, down to earth, forward thinking man who loves his son more than he loves his career. So the fact that Royce is trying to convince the world that Dwight should pay he legal fees because of his contract just goes to show how little she loves her son.

635 days ago
69.

mtc    

He should pay her legal bills since HE keeps taking her to court, even over petty crap like someone took a picture & posted online while he was at a school function.

He wants people to think he is like D Wade but he is not, let him fight for the other six kids if he is such a good father.

635 days ago
70.

HatersGonnaHate    

He isn't trying to get custody of his other babies from his other baby mamas...he's doing this to be spiteful to Royce. Now if he was trying to get sole custody of all the kids...I would believe he's doing it for the right reasons. But he's only going after the one child.

635 days ago
71.

happycamper73    

she ugly ass hell,he wrong for not wanting to do his part for his kids,shouldnt have laid down with half man half amazing...

635 days ago
72.

blackstarafro    

so they only have a child together, he has custody of the child, which means she gets no money from him, but yet she is not made to pay child support. she gets to keep her own money. can she even afford to pay the same amount of child support that she was asking of him?

579 days ago
73.

blackstarafro    

can we start to test hollywood wives, sports wives, and succesfull mens wives for mental issues. and the baby mamma's as well

579 days ago
74.

sabrina567    

He look as stupid as the actions he did.must be high!

494 days ago
75.

sabrina567    

Girl get all you can,don't let him get away this!

494 days ago
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