Stevie To Admit Guilt In Dodging Child Support Payments
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Stevie J has decided to fall on his sword in his $1.1 million federal child support case.
A judge has ordered the producer turned reality star out of cocaine rehab and back to court next week for a hearing where he’ll admit his guilt in the case instead of going to trial, BOSSIP has learned.
“It is hereby ordered that the conditions of the defendant’s bail are hereby modified to permit him to leave the inpatient drug treatment program to which he is currently admitted for the purpose of appearing before this court for the change of plea proceeding,” Judge Paul Crotty wrote in court papers, obtained by BOSSIP.
The feds accused Stevie of not paying the court-ordered $8,557 a month for his son and daughter for several years, and as of 2014, they said he owed $1,107,412. He pled innocence, and has been out on bail since last year.
Stevie has told BOSSIP the case was “bulls**t,” insisting he was a good father to the kids and provided them with everything they need. But recently, prosecutors said he repeatedly violated the terms of his bail by testing positive for drugs. The “Mo Money Mo Problems” producer later admitted to reporters that he sniffed cocaine twice earlier this year.
Last month, the judge ordered him to jail or to an in-patient rehab, followed by intense outpatient supervision. Stevie – who is in a relationship with former Bad Boy Records label mate Faith Evans – chose treatment, where he has remained since Sept. 6. But now, the judge has ordered him out to admit his guilt.
It was unclear Wednesday whether Stevie will take a deal and cop to a reduced charge. But he may just want less drama in his life. Last week, he sued his estranged pregnant wife Joseline Hernandez after he said she ruined his reputation by spreading rumors that he sexually molested his own daughter.
We’ve reached out to Stevie’s lawyer for comment.