After Brittney Griner allegedly agreed to get Glory Johnson knocked up (or something like that) and annulled their wedding, the Tulsa Shock playing will be sidelined for maternity for at least a year. That means no WNBA funds in 2015.
Although they were married for less than a month, Johnson is claiming she’s going to need that spousal support to the tune of $20,000 per month.
Court documents filed June 29 in Maricopa County, Arizona, detail Johnson’s request that Griner pay $20,000 per month in spousal support, plus a $10,000 advancement toward attorney fees for Johnson’s counsel.
An evidentiary hearing is set for Aug. 17 at Maricopa County Central Building in Phoenix in regard to Griner’s petition and Johnson’s counter-petition.
Johnson’s attorney, Stasy Click, wrote in the June 29 filing that Griner has “far superior control over the family’s financial resources” and that Johnson is “without the necessary financial means to pay for legal representation in this matter.” Neither Johnson’s nor Griner’s attorney returned calls to espnW on Monday.
The two WNBA players were married May 8, after being involved in a domestic violence incident at their Arizona home April 22. Then Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, announced June 4 that she would miss this WNBA season because she is pregnant.
In Griner’s petition, she claims she didn’t know about the steps taken to start the pregnancy although an Instagram post clearly shows her elated over Johnson’s belly. (Undoubtedly left up on purpose by Johnson.)
Even though an unfavorable would likely hurt her pride, Griner’s pockets will probably be straight. She makes close to one million dollars a year playing overseas and for the Phoenix Mercury.
Photo: Instagram/Brittney Griner