Sources near “Basketball Wives” star Liza Morales say that ex Lamar Odom’s makes an attempt to publicly smear her amid their baby assist struggle are “complete bulls–t.”
Morales, who has two kids with the Lakers legend, filed a lawsuit against him in May claiming that he utterly stopped paying baby assist in June 2020, and has been violating their 2015 settlement for the final six years.
She says he owes her round $91,000, and that the household faces being evicted from their Manhattan residence if he doesn’t cough up some money quickly.
At a listening to on Tuesday, a judge ripped Odom — who appeared in a celebrity boxing match in June — saying that if he’s “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.”
And after the broadside from the bench, Odom appeared to reply on Instagram, saying, “I was never married to my kids’ mother. I took care of her from the second she became pregnant and even after I was married I still paid her bills. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for a GROWN ASS WOMAN!! Once my children became adults my duties were done! I told her to GO TO WORK! MOVE into an affordable home, she didn’t listen and that is NOT on ME!”
Their eldest baby, Destiny, is 23 and their youngest, Lamar Jr, is nineteen. But Morales’s camp maintains that their settlement says that — though Lamar Jr. is over 18 — Odom should proceed to pay baby assist till his son graduates school.
According to the pair’s custody association, Odom is required to pay about $6,000 a month in baby assist, together with school charges and a premium for a $9 million life insurance coverage plan.
Morales’ lawyer claimed that since June 2020 Odom has solely despatched “sporadic amounts” on to Lamar Jr.
Odom added in his publish, “To the [people like] Liza who sit on their asses and expect a handout, who lie and manipulate their children, who use their children as pawns, who creates stories and scenarios to attract attention, may you seek healing and counseling for your brokenness — you need it.”
But a supply near Morales says that his slurs are removed from the reality.
“This whole narrative that Lamar is trying to use against Liza is complete bulls–t,” mentioned the insider, “At the end of the day Liza has worked in real estate in New York City — one of the toughest in the country as far as the grind of it. Even right now she is working with the Department of Health in New York City. So don’t say she is not working and just sitting on her ass waiting for a check.”
They additionally mentioned that she had, in reality, been planning on transferring out of their $5000-a-month condominium.
“She was actually going to move to L.A. but then COVID hit. That was her plan — to leave the apartment. But she wanted her son to finish high school,” added the supply, “She was in L.A. working filming a show [VH1’s ‘Basketball Wives’] for her own opportunities and her own branding opportunities for real estate. So she was in the process of getting her California real estate license.”
The supply acknowledged that Morales was a “stay-at-home mom” when their youngsters have been youthful, however they added “he’s using that against her [as if] that is still the situation as the kids are older.”
Odom, who was married to Khloe Kardashian, has struggled with critical substance abuse points, which have been extensively coated within the press.
The supply mentioned that citing their youngsters was “a hard-ass job especially dealing with an unstable father and addict that is in the public eye. It has been double and triple the stress on her.”
Meanwhile, Morales posted her personal message on Instagram saying, “There are so many women who do the right thing. Truly solid, trying to be cordial for the sake of the kids. Putting them first. Then, there are the difficult ones. Don’t you dare put me in that category,” she posted Wednesday.
In his personal publish, Odom mentioned, “Do I send my kids money monthly? Hell yes! Do I support Liza? No !!! And I shouldn’t be made to either!”