R&B star Mario Winans is heading back to court this week (beg10Jun13) after he was accused of falling behind on his child support payments.
The singer/producer allegedly owes ex-girlfriend Janel Bennett, the mother of his son Jordan, around $15,950 (£10,290) as part of a dispute which has rumbled on since 2007.
Winans has been ordered to appear in court on Thursday (13Jun13) for an emergency hearing to address the matter, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
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R&B star Mario Winans has played down accusations he's fallen behind on child support payments, insisting he's always ensured his kids are "taken care of".
The singer, who wrote Diddy-Dirty Money's recent song Loving You No More with rapper Drake, is alleged to have stopped handing over cash to his ex-girlfriend Janel Bennett for their son Jordan.
Bennett claims she's due to receive $4,500 (£3,000) a month and that Winans is four months behind on payment.
She tells the New York Post's gossip column PageSix, "He pays $10,000 a month for a house in New Jersey and says he's broke. I was homeless. I had to stay with friends in Chicago. He's not broke, he just had a hit song with Drake."
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Hip-hop producer Mario Winans is reportedly refusing to support his three-year-old son, according to his ex-lover JANEL BENNETT.
Bennett, who was in an eight-year relationship with Winans before she had her son Jordan, claims she was removed from her family home in Miami, Florida because Winans refused to pay child support.
The surprise eviction has apparently left the cocktail waitress "homeless and living with friends on the south side of Chicago".
Two years ago (05) the single mother was caught up in a legal battle with the rap producer to prove he was the father of her son. DNA reports came back positive, and
Winans was made to pay Bennett $4,500 (GBP2,250) per month in child support.
Bennett tells the New York Post's PageSix, "He hasn't paid me. I just wanted support, and I was on disability and Medicaid and welfare just to have the baby.
"He stopped paying last year... by the end of August 2007, I lost the house and moved to Chicago... I just want him to do right by Jordan... It would be so simple for him to call me so we could work something out."
Bennett met the I Don't Wanna Know star in 1997 through their mutual friend Sean 'Diddy' Combs.
Winans' representatives have made no comment on the allegations.
Pop singer Britney Spears is celebrating tonight (20JUN04) after she scored her second British number one this year (04).
American Britney went straight into the UK top spot with her new single EVERYTIME today beating competition from Mario Winans' charttopper I DON'T WANNA KNOW.
In March (04), Britney got her first British number one in four years with club favourite TOXIC.21/06/2004 14:37
American R+B star Mario Winans was dealt a harsh lesson in the pitfalls of success when a group of men attacked him and stole his diamond necklace.
The singer - whose single I DON'T WANNA KNOW shot to the top of the British charts last week (ends04JUN04) - was assaulted during a performance at the EROS nightclub in Enfield, north London on Saturday (05JUN04).
Winans desperately tried to fight off the violence before his bodyguards rushed in to break up the ruckus and called the police, reports British newspaper the DAILY MIRROR.
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