Former NBA player, Dwight Howard seems to be in the news more as an ex-NBA player than when he was on the basketball court. Radar Online has acquired documents stating that the former Orlando Magic wants to have primary custody of his 13-year-old daughter.
The legal paperwork reveals that Howard has filed a petition to have the current custody arrangement and child support modified for his daughter, Layla Lo’Ren Howard. Howard wants his daughter’s mother, Tiffany Render to lose custody after their daughter posted some “inappropriate” TikTok videos and filmed a reality television show.
The former couple agreed to Howard lowering the amount of child support payments he was making from $12,000 a month down to $3,000 earlier this year due to a “substantial change” in his income. With that arrangement, they both agreed to Render having primary custody while the former player got visitation rights. They both have joint legal custody allowing both of them to be included in important life decisions for their daughter.
Now, with the current petition, Howard wants primary custody of Layla, to have the child support arrangement terminated, and wants Render to pay him child support.
His reasoning for the change is due to Render relocating to Florida with Layla and not notifying him of the move. This took place in July. He then claimed that she has “failed and refused” to talk to him about issues that affect his daughter including education, healthcare, and her general well-being.
The paperwork states that she “failed and refused to provide access to the Minor Child and failed and refused to discuss, in good faith, the Minor Child’s relocation, unenrollment in her prior school or enrollment in her new school in Florida.”
What made the matter worse was when Howard saw TikTok clips posted by his daughter. In them, she is “flipping off” the camera, and there were “videos of the Minor Child, scantily clad and/or in age-inappropriate clothing, with vulgar, sexual songs playing in the background, wherein which the Minor Child is making sexually inappropriate gestures and innuendo.”
Overall, Howard says she demonstrated “an inability to maintain a healthy home environment in which to raise the Minor Child.”
According to the media outlet, Render has yet to respond to the petition.
Dwight Howard Wants Primary Custody Of 13-Year-Old Daughter After Seeing Her ‘Inappropriate’ TikTok Videos