Orlando Sentinel reporter Brian Schmitz reports that Dwight Howard said Thursday he, “hadn’t sued the mother of his child, former Magic dancer Royce Reed, for $9.2 million in damages for defaming his character, contrary to a fairly detailed report by TMZ.com.”
Howard said he didn’t know of any suit filed in Orange County, Ca., as reported by TMZ.com. “This is on TMZ?” Howard asked. “I haven’t seen it. I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Excerpt of TMZ piece:
According to the docs filed in Orange County, CA, the Orlando Magic center is suing Royce Lyndsay Reed — the mother of his 2-year-old son — over allegedly defamatory comments that surfaced on gossip site lipstickalley.com.
Wait, so there’s documents? If there’s documents filed, then why would Howard be denying the lawsuit?
TMZ reports that in one of Reed’s alleged internet postings, she claims Howard hasn’t seen her son in two months. But Howard told Schmitz Thursday, “That’s not right at all. I just saw my son in Altanta two weeks ago (on Thanskgiving). You know I see my son.”
More from TMZ:
Dwight claims Reed posted the comments — whether “directly or indirectly” under an Internet alias — in violation of an injunction he recently filed against her, which orders Reed to zip it before she utters a single word about the NBA
According to Reed’s lawyer, Dwight’s baby mama is “flabbergasted” by the lawsuit.
This should be a pretty simple one to clear up. There either, as TMZ.com reported, is documentation of a lawsuit or their isn’t. Stay tuned.