Lamar Odom Ripped By Judge After Failing To Pay Child Support Despite Earning $40,000 For Celebrity Boxing Match
Lamar Odom got knocked out by a judge for not paying his child support, despite earning a ton of cash for fighting.
41-year-old Odom was not present during the virtual hearing, but that didn't stop Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Matthew Cooper from ripping the ex-NBA player a new one.
As RadarOnline.com reported, his ex, Liza Morales, sued him in May. She claimed he has failed to pay child support for their two children since June of last year.
Morales also pointed out that Odom allegedly collected a $40,000 paycheck after participating in a celebrity boxing match against Aaron Carter last month -- something that didn't sit well with the judge.
“If Mr. Odom is in good enough shape to participate in a boxing match, he’s certainly in good enough shape to abide by his obligations to support his children as set forth in the settlement agreement,” Judge Cooper stated during the virtual hearing.
According to Morales' lawyer, the former Los Angeles Laker owes his ex $91,000 through July.
Judge Cooper said he was "disappointed that payments ceased."
As RadarOnline.com reported, Morales -- who is a regular VH1's reality series, Basketball Wives -- claims she's facing eviction. Her lawyer gave an update on the status, alleging she now owes nearly $83,000 in back rent.
Morales' attorney also informed the judge the landlord of her Lower Manhattan apartment, which she shares with their two children -- Destiny Odom, 23, and Lamar Odom Jr., 19 -- has already started an eviction case against her.
Odom is also being accused of draining $68,000 from bank accounts that were set aside for their children's college fund.
Morales' suit alleged Odom still earns pension from the NBA after making millions in the league.
When the judge asked her to testify regarding what she knows about Odom's earnings, she told the court, “He is definitely making income. He just got a check for that boxing match. He is doing a lot of things regarding his brand. He has a CBD company that he works with.”
Morales broke down in tears while describing the stress she has been under, and claims their son is depressed over the situation.
The judge granted a default judgement against Odom, tacking on attorney fees on top of the already existing unpaid child support.
“If Mr. Odom received money from his celebrity match, I’m sure you’d want to get a judgement so you can take action as soon as possible,” Judge Cooper stated.