Siovaughn Funches Gunning For A Bigger Payday In Dwayne Wade Divorce
Dwayne Wade’s ex has named her price to end to the back and forth over their divorce.
Siovaughn Funches said in court papers that she is entitled to at least $10 million from her ex-husband because many of his endorsement deals occurred while they were married, according to court docs obtained by BOSSIP.
Funches said since she supported him before he went pro and helped him develop his career in the NBA, she deserves a stake in Wade’s endorsements for companies like T-Mobile, Staples and Gatorade, as well as his royalties and other revenue, according to her new complaint in her malpractice case against her former lawyer, which she filed last week in Cook County Circuit Court.
Wade initially paid Funches a $5 million settlement plus handed over their marital home, but last year Funches sued her lawyer, Brian Hurst, because she said his handling of the case screwed her out of a bigger settlement. Funches said Hurst never showed her Wade’s business contracts, so she had no idea how much he made and how much she could lay claim to. She said the lawyer pressured her into taking the settlement instead of going to trial, leaving her with much less than she believed she was supposed to get.
“Hurst assured Funches and continued to assure Funches throughout his representation of her, that she was entitled to at least $10,000,000 based on the evidence Hurst had in the case as well as other factors such as the length of the marriage (and) the parties’ employment…” Funches wrote in her new complaint, which was obtained by BOSSIP.
Wade signed a new two-year $47 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, and last month a judge ruled that Funches could reopen their divorce case.
Funches said Hurst failed to get her key demands met in the case, like making Wade pay her law school tuition, travel expenses for their sons and getting their marital home appraised. She said the lawyer agreed to the settlement without Funches’ OK, which included a clause that she couldn’t trash talk Wade – something she said she’d never agree to.