On Monday, Miami Heat baller Dwayne Wade was ordered by a judge to pay his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches $5 million in their divorce settlement, after she recently went on a street protest in Chicago claiming the baller left her homeless.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that “the settlement also includes a ‘non-disparage’ agreement in which each party must refrain from making disparaging remarks about the other.
Wade’s attorney, James Pritikin, expects violation of the terms would result in a fine. Pritikin said protection from disparaging remarks also would extend to Wade’s family members, as well as his girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union.”
Pritikin dismissed the assertion and issued a written statement Monday afternoon:
“Dwyane Wade has made several requests over the years to settle this matter, despite Ms. Funches having 16 different attorneys and 2 arrests throughout this process. Mr. Wade has provided a very generous settlement to Ms. Funches to continue to live a wonderful lifestyle for the rest of her life.
Despite false allegations by Ms. Funches claiming to be ‘homeless’ and ‘destitute,’ Dwyane Wade has maintained over the years financial support to his ex-wife by providing her with income over $25,000 on a monthly basis, timely paid for her home mortgage, maintenance and security at the house, 4 cars, insurance, taxes and all of her attorney fees throughout this process.
“Ms. Funches has made a mockery of homelessness which is a serious and personal issue for Mr. Wade as his mother was homeless for a period of time when he was a child. Dwyane Wade was awarded sole custody of their sons by the court in 2011,” the statement continued.
“The safety and well-being of his children are his main priority. Due to Ms. Funches’ current unstable mental state, her visitation will be determined by the court. Mr. Wade continues to hope that one day he will have a civil relationship with his ex-wife for the sake of their sons.”
Hurst said he was not happy with the judge’s decision and planned to explore his legal options.
The couple married in 2002. They have two sons, Zion and Zaire. Wade filed for divorce in 2007, and the divorce was finalized in 2010. Wade was awarded sole custody of their kids in 2011.