Love & Hip-Hop creator Mona Scott being accused of helping Stevie J evade child support
Reported by Liku Zelleke
The “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” executive producer, Mona Scott-Young might be in hot water for getting involved in the child support issues of Stevie J, the show’s star.
It all began when, during the previous week, Stevie J was arrested for failing to pay more than a million dollars he owed one of his “baby mamas”, Carol Antoinette Bennett, in unpaid child support. He was bailed out, almost immediately, by Scott-Young and that act might have landed her in serious trouble.
Mona Scott-Young is now facing accusations that she lied about Stevie J’s financials so that she could help him avoid having to fulfill his child support obligations. In April, she was subpoenaed with a host of other big names in the entertainment industry that included Joseline Hernandez, Raymond “Benzino” Scott, Sony Music Group, Viacom, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, The Kompany and Monami Entertainment. They faced inquiries by Project Child Support to find out the exact status of Stevie J’s finances so he could start clearing his debt.
Project Child Support is a group that helps mothers who have problems with fathers that are reluctant or unwilling to pay child support. The group is now claiming that Mona Scott-Young is a liar because when answering to the subpoena, she said that Monami Entertainment had never employed, subcontracted or contracted Stevie J for any kind of work.
The support group’s founder, Kia Patterson, said, “I don’t understand how an Executive Producer of a hit television reality series does not enter into any agreements with the cast or any organizations contracted with the cast of a television production. This is a felony child support evasion case, and helping someone commit a felony crime is a felony crime. We are going to cooperate with the federal agencies investigating this case and provide them with copies of all documents we received that are related to this case, including Mona Scott’s court ordered subpoena response.”