Joseline Hernandez Supports Husband Stevie J At Child Support Trial
According to Page Six reports:
The voluptuous wife of realty-show star and hip-hop producer Stevie J stuck up for her man Tuesday in fiery fashion after he was confronted outside Manhattan federal court over allegations of being behind more than $1.1 million in child-support payments — and one of New York’s biggest deadbeat dads.
Joseline Hernandez, who co-stars with her hubby on the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” verbally took on a middle-aged woman who shouted out, “You should be ashamed!” to Stevie J as he and Hernandez headed into the courthouse, an eyewitness told The Post.
“Shut up! You don’t know him!” the busty beauty shot back in defense of Stevie J, while sporting a fur-trim coat, high-heel boots and skin-tight, gray sheath dress.
Minutes later, Stevie J – whose real name is Steven Jordan – pleaded not guilty before Judge Paul Crotty on charges of failure to pay child support from March 2001 until his arrest last June.
Jordan was arrested last June in Atlanta on charges that he shirked his child support obligations in New York, failing to pay $1.1 million in court-ordered child support for his teen son and daughter who live with their mom — his former live-in girlfriend Carol Bennett – in Pennsylvania.
This is the same case that we asked Stevie J and Joseline about when they came to our offices last year. Do you think the his payments are unreasonable or is it his own fault for portraying a lavish lifestyle while not paying child support?
Joseline posted a few shots on Instagram to show her support…
It seems that Stevie is trying to make nice with his judge in the case too:
Crotty during the proceedings questioned why prosecutors are pursuing child-support charges in federal court, saying such a tactic “is rare.”
“I don’t understand what you are doing here,” Crotty said.
But Assistant US Attorney Andrew DeFilippis told the judge federal charges are warranted because the unpaid child-support payments are very high and the matter was never successfully resolved in Family Court “over the course of more than 10 years.”
Afterwards, Stevie J acted as if Crotty was his future savior, calling him, “a fair and a great judge who understands the system.”
“I have been waiting for a judge like this who understands what I am going through, he added.
Stevie J also found time to shamelessly tell The Post to “look out” for “the new season of ‘Love and Hip Hop’ and some new music by my lovely wife Joseline.”
Stevie is a charming guy but do you think he’ll be able to charm his way out of this one?