Stevie J. Accused of Owing Millions in Child Support, Faces Jail Time
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Stevie J owes child support? “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star Stevie J. keeps saying he’s a newly married man, but if the latest accusations about him contain any truth, he may end up in jail soon and unable to enjoy his alleged new marriage to Joseline Hernandez. According to a new report from All Hip Hop, the reality star and producer is being accused by a former girlfriend of owing millions of dollars in unpaid child support.
In fact, Stevie’s former girlfriend Carol Bennett confirmed to the website that Stevie’s assets are currently being targeted, and she contacted Bounty Alert and the Custodial Support Foundation which specializes in recovering hidden assets hidden by individuals who are deliberately neglecting their child support duties. She seems to think Stevie J. is hiding assets and is not being honest about his finances to get out of coughing up the child support payments he owes.
Both organizations have launched investigations in an attempt to discover if there are any hidden assets, but reps for Bennett say she doesn’t plan to stop there. They are looking into sending Stevie J. to jail with the help of the 1992 Child Support Recovery Act. According to the statute, it is against the law for a person to leave a state owing more than $10,000 in child support for more than two years.
Stevie faces jail time due to the fact that he allegedly owes 20 times that amount when he left New York for Georgia. It’s being reported that he owes $1.2 million. Bennett and Stevie have two children together and she claims she is a former music executive who helped Steve launch his career in the music industry.
There will be a press conference held on the situation on October 31 and Stevie’s ex plans to put all of Stevie’s business on blast regarding the child support issue.