TravelGuides – NYC judge rips Lamar Odom for skipping child support despite boxing match

TravelGuides – NYC judge rips Lamar Odom for skipping child support despite boxing match

A Manhattan judge on Tuesday ripped Lamar Odom for failing to pony up on child support funds — after participating in a celebrity boxing match that his ex claims netted him a $40,000 paycheck.

“If Mr. Odom is in good enough shape to participate in a boxing match, he’s certainly in good enough shape to abide by his obligations to support his children as set forth in the settlement agreement,” Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Matthew Cooper stated throughout a video listening to — which the previous Los Angeles Laker didn’t attend.

Odom was sued final month by ex-gal pal Liza Morales, who claims the athlete hasn’t honored a 2015 settlement settlement over their two youngsters since June 2020.

Morales’ lawyer, Abraham Borenstein, instructed the judge that Odom hasn’t been paying child support and he owes her over $91,000 by means of July.

“I’m disappointment that payments ceased,” Cooper stated.

Borenstein additionally stated Odom’s fallen behind on almost $83,000 lease for a West Street residence in Lower Manhattan, the place Morales lives with their youngsters — prompting the owner to start out an eviction case in opposition to her.

Aaron Carter and  Lamar Odom each look for opening during their Celebrity Boxing match with Lamar Odom at Showboat Atlantic City on June 11, 2021 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Odom is meant to get $40,000 from the battle with Aaron Carter.
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Odom additionally owes almost $24,000 for school software charges and room and board for their youngsters, in accordance with the lawyer. And the ex-NBA star allegedly drained financial institution accounts that every held over $68,000 that was put aside for school tuition, Borenstein added.

Morales’ swimsuit stated Odom, who was as soon as married to Khloe Kardashian, has greater than sufficient means to pay child support — he made tens of millions within the NBA and nonetheless receives a pension from the league and in addition stood to make $40,000 from the June 11 boxing match with Aaron Carter.

“There is an enormous amount of money involved and Ms. Morales is being unfairly prejudiced by the failure [of Odom] to comply with the agreement,” stated Borenstein, who additionally fears {that a} $9 million life insurance coverage plan meant for the children has been closed.

Cooper requested Morales — a mainstay on VH-1’s actuality present “Basketball Wives” — to testify about what she is aware of about Odom’s revenue.

“He is definitely making income,” Morales stated by video. “He just got a check for that boxing match. He is doing a lot of things regarding his brand. He has a CBD company that he works with.”

Morales added that Odom additionally obtained paid for showing an a documentary about psychedelics.

“I will just offer the observation that if Mr. Odom wants to have a brand that means anything, it should be one where the person behind the brand pays to support his children and doesn’t leave his children in danger of being evicted,” Cooper stated.

Morales began crying as she instructed the judge how nerve-racking the state of affairs has been. She stated that she and her youngsters have had bother sleeping and her and her son have been recognized with melancholy.

In this March 30, 2016, file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers' player Lamar Odom watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Miami Heat in Los Angeles. Odom told Us Weekly for a story published online March 29, 2017.
Liza Morales alleges Lamar Odom hasn’t made good on the settlement over their two youngsters in a 12 months.
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“This has been very overwhelming,” Morales stated by means of tears.

Since Odom didn’t seem in courtroom to defend in opposition to the claims, the judge granted a default judgement in opposition to him for all the cash Morales says she’s owed together with for lawyer charges.

“If Mr. Odom received money from his celebrity match, I’m sure you’d want to get a judgement so you can take action as soon as possible,” Cooper stated encouraging Borenstein to file a judgment for him to signal as shortly as doable.

Odom and his rep each didn’t instantly return requests for remark.

TravelGuides – NYC judge rips Lamar Odom for skipping child support despite boxing match