Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘s Steven “Stevie J” Jordan has been released from Georgia’s Fulton
County Jail. The reality show star was arrested for allegedly owing $1 million in child support to former girlfriend Carol Bennett – the mother of two of Jordan’s children.
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Prosecutors claim Stevie J was capable of paying the $6,600/month established in 1999 (later raised to $8,600 in 2011), but he has missed payments for the 17-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl repeatedly.
Stevie J reportedly makes around $193,000 for appearing on LHHATL and brings in more income from music royalties. He has produced tracks for Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, and many others.
The attorney for Stevie J, Daniel Meachum, claims his client does not owe Bennett “anything close” to $1 million. Jordan is currently free on $25,000 bond.
“It feels great. I’m home with my wife (fellow Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez),” said Stevie J. “I’m just ready to get this behind me.”
Jordan faces failing to pay child support charges in a Southern District of New York court. If convicted he could be sentenced up to two years in prison.