Ludacris Shot Down By Judge In Child Support Case, Ordered To Pay Over $35,000 To Baby Mama
Ludacris has been embroiled in a nasty child custody battle and in new legal documents exclusive obtained by RadarOnline.com, the Georgia judge sided with the rapper's baby mama and he's been ordered to pay her legal bill.
In the documents filed on March 20, Ludacris' baby mama, Tamika Fuller, is named guardian of their 4-month-old daughter, Cai Bella, "for the purpose of representing the best interest of the child" and Chris Bridges' (Ludacris' real name) attempt to have her held in contempt of court was shot down.
EXCLUSIVE COURT DOCUMENTS: Ludacris Shot Down — Ordered To Pay Baby Mama $35,000
"The Petitioner shall pay the Guardian ad Litem's initial retainer of $7,500.00, to be replenished to the full amount when depleted to $1,500.00," the documents read.
"The Guardian ad Litem shall be billed at a rate of $325.00 per hour. The retainer shall be paid directly to the Guardian ad Litem within 14 days of the entry of this order."
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On March 18, both Ludacris and Fuller testified in front of a Georgia judge where Fuller pled with the Superior Court of Fulton County for her attorney fees to be paid by the "Southern Hospitality" singer.
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"Petitioner shall pay to Respondent's counsel, Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00), in addition to any amounts previously awarded or paid, as an award of temporary attorney's fees and expenses of litigation," the March 20 ruling reads.
"Said amount shall be paid to Respondent's counsel within 10 days of the date of this order."
And because Ludacris' motion to have Fuller found in contempt was denied, he was knocked an extra $2,000 in fees for that too.
Cai is Luda's second child; he has a 12-year-old daughter named Karma from a previous relationship.