Sixers star Andre Iguodala is being sued for child support by a South Jersey woman.
Clayanna Warthen, 23, of Clementon, delivered the baby, London Iguodala, on May 7. Warthen alleges that she has no income and has been compelled to obtain medical coverage through the state of New Jersey, and seeks temporary support of $12,000 to $15,000 a month, according to the suit filed in Camden County court today by attorney Richard C. Klein of Spector Gadon & Rosen, of Moorestown.
Iguodala's attorney, Charles J. Meyer of Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, of Blue Bell, said: "We have made all reasonable efforts . . . to resolve this matter without litigation. In spite of those efforts, the demands that were made were beyond what is reasonable."
Meyer said Iguodala's intent is to "generously provide" for London. "We will continue to make efforts to resolve this matter without litigation. If, however, litigation is necessary, Andre will abide by the court's order." Meyer added that Iguodala had enrolled London in an NBA medical insurance policy.
In a statement to The Inquirer provided by Meyer, Iguodala said: "I feel blessed to have a healthy new daughter, and I will give her all of the love and support she needs for a happy and full life."
In her complaint, Warthen says that she and Iguodala, 25, had a relationship between October 2004 - the beginning of his rookie season - and January 2009.
Warthen alleges that Iguodala had told her that he would provide "whatever she may need." The suit says he gave her sums of $3,000 to $4,000 on several occasions during her pregnancy.
Warthen also wants the court to compel Iguodala to disclose his finances.
Last August, Iguodala signed a six-year contract worth a reported $80 million.
Iguodala has a son, Andre Tyler Iguodala II, born in March 2007 to a woman he identified at the time as his girlfriend Christine
That's number two out of wedlock for Dre. He's 25. NBA tradition of sorts. By the time he's done, he should have 6 to 8, all with different mothers. Nice job Dre. Way to be a role model. His teacher parents must be so proud. Seriously, no one has heard of pulling out? Or better yet, wearing a condom? These guys who hook up with good looking young women who have no big money prospects of their own have to know that most of these women are hoping to get pregnant. Look at what Dirk is going through. Just plain stupid. The thing is, Dre is a smart kid from a good home and his behavior is just plain stupid. Part of it is mistakes of young age, but he really should have known better.