Keshia Knight Pulliam is pleading with a family court judge not to dismiss her child support lawsuit against her ex Ed Hartwell. Pulliam claims that the former NFL player owes nearly $32,000 in back child support. The former couple married in 2016 but separated just six months later, with both admitting that the marriage was “irretrievably broken,” according to divorce docs.
In addition, Pulliam also accused her former beau of ignoring a previous court order that ordered him to dish out more than $8,000 to her for utilities and moving expenses for their former family home, $800 for a paternity test and almost $5,000 in lawyers fees, according to court docs obtained by Bossip.
However, Hartwell claims that it was Pulliam who had failed to properly serve him with paperwork. He says that a process server whom Pulliam paid to serve him with the lawsuit documents outside a child visitation center, was not allowed at the center, as personal services are prohibited.
Pulliam fired back, saying that her process server identified Hartwell and left the court papers with him. She claims that her ex-husband knew what the server was there to do and tried to dodge him. She says that he has failed to refute her contentions about the service and wants the judge to throw out Hartwell’s motion to dismiss.
The Cosby Show actress has accused Hartwell of failing to pay the agreed $3,007 a month for their 2-year-old daughter Ella. Initially, he was only paying half the amount before stopping payment completely. The debt quickly mounted to $31,647. She cited a financial affidavit that proves that Hartwell makes $9,000 a month from NFL disability, so he has the money to pay child support.
Pulliam is asking the judge to sentence her baby daddy to a $5,000 fine as well as a three-week jail stay.
The presiding judge has yet to rule on the case.