*The mother of one of Dwight Howard’s children has filed a lawsuit against the NBA star claiming he owes her thousands of dollars in child support after reneging on a private arrangement.
According to TMZ, the Florida woman (Tiffany) said she and the athlete struck a private deal in 2013 in which he would pay her $10,000 in child support.
But Tiffany claims in the lawsuit that Howard hasn’t lived up to his end of the bargain. Since January, he’s only paid her half of what he owes.
Tiffany says the financial slight has forced her to reconsider their arrangement, and since he makes more than $27 million per year in salary and endorsements, she wants more money.
The child is four years old, and Tiffany says she needs the cash to put the child in expensive private schools, pay for extracurricular activities and fund social activities like birthday parties and sleepovers that will help the child make friends.
Since the child has a famous father, Tiffany also says she’ll need extra dough for therapy to “deal with the unique issues involved in being the child of a celebrity.”