Stevie J’s babymama Carol Antoinette Bennett is fed up with the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” lothario dodging child support payments, but its not something new for her.
Carol is the babymama that hit Stevie with a $1 million + bill for unpaid support last week, and now she’s speaking out on the case.
Moments before Carol held a press conference about the cast on October 31, RadarOnline.com reports that the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star tried to call her and settle the matter privately.
Perhaps it was too little too late in Carol’s opinion because she told TheUrbanDaily.com that she has been chasing after the producer for years to get him to pay child support.
“This has been an ongoing situation. We’ve actually been to court twice. The thing is I haven’t been the one pushing to go to court,” Carol claimed. “He’s tried to go to court to not pay anything and has been denied twice. So basically, I’ve just been feeling that the system has been failing me and there’s not much I can do.”
With their two kids in high school, Carol sees a hefty college tuition bills in the very near future and she thinks its high time that Stevie pitch in and pay up. “My daughter just started high school so we’re preparing for college. It’s time for saving,” Carol stated.”We had an agreement in the child support order that he would provide insurance. But nothing [has] been covered by Stevie for the last twelve or thirteen years.”
She added, “My kids are 14 and 16. He has not made a voluntary payment in years. There’s a court order in place to pay x amount per month.”
According to court documents filed last week, Stevie owes $1.2 million in back child support. But Carol doesn’t believe that he is the only on to blame for this situation. She’s also pointing a finger at the system, which has allowed him (and subsequently their kids) slip through the cracks. “He’s missed 168 payments. The reason why, this (is) my own speculation, because he’s been able to get away with it, why not keep doing it? Where’s the enforcement at?” Carol questioned. “It’s just being negligent and not taking on responsibility for your kids, but he doesn’t mind doing it for any other women.”
And Carol is brushing off the accusations that she’s only taking him to court because he’s on TV now in an attempt damage his name.
“I’m not looking to have him locked up or go to jail. I just want him to be responsible,” said Carol.”He has just decided he isn’t going to do it and there’s no enforcement. Because there’s no enforcement, he feels like he can get away with it. That’s inappropriate because when my kids need shoes, they’re looking at me.”