YBF Exclusive: NBA Baller Josh Powell In A Bitter Custody Battle
NBA star Joshua (Josh) Powell of the Los Angeles Clippers is allegedly in a nasty custody battle with his ex-fiance' Emily Perich over their daughter Patience. Josh is alleged to be keeping Patience from her mother and keeping her in the care of his multiple jump-offs, different men and ill family members. The custody battle is in Dallas, Texas (where they previously lived) even though both parties live in Los Angeles, California. According to court recordings, Joshua doesn't even know the last names of the individuals that he has caring for his daughter in his absence. A source who is one of Emily's closest confidante's gave The YBF insight into what has been really going on. Her statement and more when you read the rest...
JOSH AND EMILY WERE TOGETHER SINCE 2005 BEFORE HE WAS DRAFTED TO THE DALLAS MAVERICKS. JOSH AND EMILY WERE SCHEDULED TO BE MARRIED IN AUG 2008. THEIR DAUGHTER WAS BORN JULY OF 2006. JOSH WAS TRADED FROM THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS TO LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS IN AUGUST OF 2007. SHORTLY AFTER MOVING TO LOS ANGELES WITH FIANCE AND THEIR CHILD HIS ATTITUDE BEGAN TO CHANGE. IN OCT OF 2007 JOSH KICKED HIS FIANCE AND DAUGHTER OUT OF THEIR HOME KNOWING THEY HAD NO WHERE TO GO. WEEKS ENSUING BEFORE THIS INCIDENT JOSH'S ATTORNEY CONTACTED EMILY TO SET UP CHILD SUPPORT WHEN EMILY SAID SHE WAS GOING TO SEEK COUNSEL THEN THEY FILED CUSTODY PAPERS BEHIND HER BACK IN DALLAS TX. JOSH IN RETURN RECEIVED A DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND PLACED A RESTRAINING ORDER ON EMILY SO SHE CANNOT HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH HER CHILD. FROM THE DAY THEIR DAUGHTER WAS BORN EMILY HAS TAKEN CARE OF ALL THEIR DAUGHTERS NEEDS WITH NO HELP FROM ANYONE, JOSH WAS EITHER ON THE ROAD MOST OF THE TIME OR AT BASKETBALL CAMPS. EMILY HAS NOT SEEN HER DAUGHTER SINCE NOV. OF 2007 AND JOSH IS KEEPING THEIR DAUGHTER IN THE CARE OF HIS CURRENT JUMP OFFS AND MALE FRIENDS, HE IS ACTING AS IF EMILY IS BRITNEY SPEARS OR IN CAPABLE OF TAKING CARE OF HER CHILD. JOSH POWELL NEEDS TO BE EXPOSED FOR THE FRAUD THAT HE IS. THERE ARE SO MANY TWIST AND TURNS TO THIS STORY, BUT AT MOST JUST VERY HEART BREAKING.
According to the source, Josh, up until several months ago, was still physically involved with Emily and even snuck out of their bed together to go to a court proceeding that Emily had no knowledge of since she was told by him it was cancelled. This was all after she thought they were on better terms. And he proceeded to tell the judge that Emily was nowhere to be found. Sources close to Emily are very upset by this turn of events and wants the world to know just how conniving Josh is. And according to the source, even though he's making her out to be a horrible parent, he is doing all of this out of bitterness and hatefulness. Here's the court documented letter Emily allegedly sent to the judge in the case: Click Thumbnail for full size
Emily is still working on getting her daughter back.