Rick Ross' Lawyer Clarifies Ongoing Child Support/Paternity Suit
With questions still lingering from the damaging 50 Cent clip with his son's mother, Rick Ross is now launching a legal offensive against the serious accusation not handling his fatherhood responsibilities.
Ross' attorney Allan Stephen Zamren told AllHipHop.com that the claims made in court and in the recent viral clip by Tia Kemp are without merit.
"As a matter of fact and for the record, every month on or about the first of the month Mr. Ross pays a substantial amount of money, in excess of State of Florida, Child Support Guidelines to this child's mother for the support of the child," Zamren explained to AllHipHop.com. "This child support money is in addition to money Mr. Ross pays the mother for clothing and other expenses for the child. Mr. Ross has also established a pre-paid college fund for the child and paternity of this child has not yet been determined."
In the clip, 50 and Kemp discussed the allegation of Ross "repossessing" a truck following a heated child support hearing where the Miami rapper was questioned extensively about his assets.
Kemp further explained that Ross' alleged actions have deprived her of the ability to adequately care for their son.
According to Zamren, the video masks the real reason for Kemp's loss of the vehicle.
"A motion to return the motor vehicle that has been the subject on various internet websites was provided to the mother prior to 2009 for various reasons including but not limited to being charged for aggravated battery, battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor when the mother used the vehicle as a deadly weapon," Zamren told AllHipHop.com. "The mother failed to put the child in a car seat and purposely drove the vehicle into another while the young child was in the car."
While Zamren does not expect these revelations to stop the sensationalism around the 50 Cent-Rick Ross drama, the attorney hopes fans will at least remove the opinion of Tia Kemp from the situation.
"The mother is currently unemployed and has (2) other children from another man whom she receives limited child support for. Statements made by or on behalf of the mother to disparage, defame, libel and slander Mr. Ross as to the child to obtain additional child support payments are untrue," he stated. "Mr. Ross is an excellent charitable member of the community. I have known him for years. It is my pleasure to represent him and to know him."
At press time, Tia Kemp could not be reached for comment.