WNBA star Glory Johnson is seeking temporary spousal support and attorney fees from Brittney Griner, who petitioned to annul their marriage in June.

ESPN reports that court documents filed last month in Maricopa County, Arizona, detail Johnson’s request that Griner pay $20,000 per month in spousal support, plus $10,000 toward attorney fees. Johnson’s motion also requests that Griner continue car payments on the Mercedes that she purchased for her.

A hearing set for Aug. 17 will review evidence related to Griner’s petition and Johnson’s counter-petition. Johnson’s legal counsel wrote that Griner has “far superior control over the family’s financial resources” and that Johnson is “without the necessary financial means to pay for legal representation in this matter,” in the filing.

The two athletes married May 8, just weeks after being involved in a domestic violence dispute at their home. Johnson announced June 4 that she would miss the WNBA’s upcoming season because she is pregnant. The next day, Griner filed papers requesting the marriage be annulled. She said she was “pressured into marriage under duress by Johnson’s threatening statements.”

In the petition, Griner also said she was unaware when the in vitro fertilization resulting in Johnson’s pregnancy had taken place. The Phoenix Mercury center said the marriage was “based on fraud.”

According to Griner’s petition, neither party is in need of nor entitled to spousal support and both should be responsible for their own legal fees. However, Brittney also requested that she be awarded reasonable attorney fees if she has to defend herself against Glory’s “unreasonable” claims.

In the June 29 filing, Johnson said she cannot seek employment while on leave from the WNBA because she has a “high-risk multiple pregnancy.” She plans to return to the Tulsa Shock at some point after her pregnancy. In the meantime, she’s requesting that her soon-to-be-ex wife help pay “household assistance, personal trainers, and medical care not covered by her current insurance.”

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23 thoughts on “Brittney Griner: Glory Johnson Not Entitled to $20K Spousal Support

  1. I saw this coming. That Glory bio—-tch worked her charms and talked Brittany into this marriage. Brittany herself said she tried to stop the whole thing several times before the wedding but went through with it after feeling pressure to do so. Same thing with this kid thing !!! There has to be paperwork involved that might implicate Brittany has to pay some child support, but spousal support–PLEASE– this Glory bio—tch is one money grubbing gold digging TYPICAL female !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. how is this heifer going to get more for spousal support than she was getting for playing pro basketball? ommfg…….im glad gays can get married now, welcome to the world of bs.

      • RENO2AC on said:

        Yes, it does matter how long they were married. It is most unlikely that she will receive spousal support at all. She definitely will NOT receive $20,000 per month.

      • samuel singleton on said:

        Enough already.  You people must have me confused with someone who has to be right on everything.  My thing is this:  I tell you what I think and feel, you get to respond (and you have), and if it isn’t something that’s going to harm or kill me, I’m pretty much through with the conversation.  I don’t beat dead horses…………………………..EVER!!!

  3. Greg on said:

    They were not married long enough for any type of spousal support, so child support should be the only issue. The bottom line is Brittany did not get her pregnant. If the baby arrangement is not in writing; then why does anyone think Brittany should be responsible for anything?

  4. Merel Hayes on said:

    All of you that are making these insensitive comments about women being together. Google the definition of TRANSGENDER. Once you have read the definition, then ask youself if you met a Transgender male/female would you date them? If your answer is no because of the definition of what entails you being diagnosed as a Transgender you will understand why they do what they do.

    Everyone needs LOVE!

  5. Well, you wanted to be a man, so start acting like it. Pay your child support and wife support, even though, try as you might (my man?). you didn’t get her pregnant.

    • Danie on said:

      Stop speaking with your emotions “man” and use logic. They were not married long enough for either of them to qualify for spousal support. The only real question that should be considered is if Brittany should be responsible for child support.

      • Emotions? I don’t get emotional, my man. And insofar as child support is concerned, you don’t EVEN HAVE TO BE MARRIED to be responsible. If you are married, you still owe. I had to work in that area when I was in the Military. I worked with military personnel AND WITH THIS. Emotional, well, I might have to apologize to you for calling you a man.

  6. K pryor on said:

    Why does dhe think Brittney should pay her anything? Was all of this argeed to prior to the marriage? Like J Anthony Brown says: Same sex same problems.

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