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Royce Reed Investigated for Child Abuse + Argues with Dwight Howard’s Family Member

Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

The messy custody battle between Royce Reed and Dwight Howard continues. Days after it was confirmed that Dwight is currently being investigated for child abuse regarding their son Braylon, now it’s been confirmed that Royce was investigated recently too.

Apparently Royce hit Braylon with a belt after he dropped the “f” bomb at school and teachers worried she may have gone too far.

TMZ writes:

The Florida Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) got a call in February from 6-year-old Braylon’s school, informing authorities the boy had been belted on the back of his neck and leg for using “potty words.”

According to docs, baby mama Royce Reed fessed up and said she did indeed belt the boy because he “dropped the f-bomb” in school. Authorities checked out the kid and there were no obvious marks … she told them she only hit him once with a child fabric belt. The case was closed out, but school officials spoke with Reed and accused her of using excessive force on the child.


Of course Royce is furious about the story leaking, and she posted the following to her Instagram account earlier today:

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One of Dwight’s family members wasn’t happy with Royce’s post and apparently asked Royce to stop responding to everything on social media. Of course Royce responded:

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Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.



  1. Ms. Jackson

    November 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Royce needs to log her little a-s off Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Google + and any other piece of the web that can get her dumb a-s caught up. Her money ain’t long enough to be handing Dwight’s lawyer so much ammunition.

    • Yeah I Said It!

      November 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      LOL @ MySpace and Google+. I agree though.

  2. Queen

    November 23, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I understand her frustration but she needs to take a cue from her friend Allison and fight the battle in the courtroom, not social media. She’s not playing it smart.

  3. Gabriella

    November 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    And this is why I said from the very beginning I didn’t know who to believe in this situation. Royce ain’t no better than Dwight she accusing him of child abuse when she did the same thing. Let her a-s keep running her mouth on social media like a fool she is going to lose custody of her son that’s not mean that’s real.

    • julyol1972

      November 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Right? I said that I always picked option c – no one, because she’s just as dirty as him. Only reason he’s in more hot water is because the belt buckle left bruises.

  4. Im Sayin

    November 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    This won’t end well.

    • Kimberly

      November 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm



      November 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Hell naw!

  5. Anonymous

    November 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Notice how Dwight never says anything on his Twitter/IG account. He pays his lawyer to do the job and sits back and collects his NBA checks. Royce is a fool.

  6. My 2 Cents

    November 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    She is more concerned with the court of public opinion than the only courtroom that matters.

  7. Get Busy

    November 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Meh, still popping off on IG huh? She’ll learn the hard way.

  8. Anonymous

    November 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I agree with Dwight’s family member. Some things shouldn’t be broadcasted on Instagram.

  9. Ratchet Queen

    November 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    *inserts gif of cat putting paw over human’s hand and telling them it’s time to stop posting*

  10. Anonymous

    November 23, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Sit your a-s down Royce.

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