Music producer-turned-reality TV star Stevie J has pleaded not guilty after he was indicted on criminal charges stemming from his long-running child support case.
The Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star has endured a lengthy court battle with his ex-girlfriend Carol Bennett over allegations he has failed to pay her more than $1 million for their young son and daughter over the years.
Stevie J, real name Steven Jordan, is now facing a possible two years in jail after authorities took the case to federal court, and he pleaded not guilty to charges of failure to pay child support at a hearing in New York City on Tuesday.
After the case, he told TMZ.com, “Am I paying child support? I just left the kids in Philly (Philadelphia)… my kids can go through a cheque really quick… at the end of the day, my son wrote the judge a letter. I take great care of my children, all of ’em… Last time I was with you, you saw me (with them)… Those are the two kids they say I don’t take care of, supposedly, but at the end of the day, we’ll let them have their day, every dog get (sic) their day, I’m gonna wait for mine in court.”
The 43-year-old has six children.
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