According to our sources, Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin has been ordered to pay $258,000 a month in child support.
via Radar Online:
Griffin and Brynn Cameron have been embroiled in a nasty paternity case and a separate civil suit where Cameron claimed the NBA star broke off their engagement shortly after he started dating Jenner when he was still part of the Los Angeles Clippers.
In court documents, Cameron claimed Griffin booted her and their two children, Ford, 5, and Finn, 2 from his $12 million Pacific Palisades mansion. In a January declaration, Cameron said she was “reduced to being homeless,” and only had $100 in her personal bank account.
Cameron, who was a basketball star herself when she attended USC, said she is currently unemployed and is taking care of the children. Cameron has another child from a previous relationship with former USC quarterback Matt Leinart.
Griffin and Cameron were locked in the battle over the NBA star’s income and assets, with Cameron claiming Griffin is “uber-rich” and should pay all costs, including her attorney’s fees, which totaled to about $375,000.
According to court documents, 29-year old Griffin earned an average monthly salary of $2.2 million in 2016.
For the purposes of determining monthly child support, however, the court in March determined Griffin’s annual income from the Detroit Pistons and other sources, including his investments, to be $35 million.
Griffin said as of July 23, he is paying the lease for a five-bedroom home in Manhattan Beach for Cameron and the children. The documents also stated Griffin continues to pay for medical insurance and other costs since the children were born.
A judge signed an order on July 19, which stated both sides shall mutually agree on all school and additional school expenses, but Griffin will pay for the kids’ extracurricular activities.
“The focus is on the minor children’s reasonable needs consistent with Petitioner’s station in life,” a judge wrote in the July 19 order. “Any expenses paid by Petitioner that provides a direct benefit for the parties’ children is relevant. By way of example, if Petitioner has taken the minor children to a Lakers game or to the World Series or spent funds on the minor children on shopping sprees, information/documentation regarding same would be relevant.”
Another judge in March granted Griffin and Cameron joint legal and physical custody of Ford and Finn.
In the meantime, Cameron still has the ongoing civil suit against Griffin where she claimed the NBA star breached their oral contract.
In that Feb. 14 suit, Cameron said Griffin — who is now dating model Francesca Aiello after splitting from Jenner in April — refused to “provide promised financial support” even after he asked her to “give up her career goals and aspirations to raise their children and support” his career.
“Griffin cared more about the glamour of dating a Hollywood celebrity than the day-to-day responsibilities of being a father and family man,” Cameron’s attorneys wrote in the civil suit
A court date has been scheduled for February 2019 for the civil suit.