A Chicago court judge says she’s ready to order law enforcement to bring the wife of NBA star Dwyane Wade to court if she fails to show up for another divorce hearing, The Associated Press reported.
According to the AP, Cook County Circuit Judge Marya Nega said the numerous accounts of disputes between Wade and his wife, Siohvaughn Funches, is “beginning to spiral out of control,” during a hearing Monday morning, May 10. The Miami Heat guard was present at court, but his wife never appeared, so Judge Nega postponed the hearing until the afternoon to give her time to appear.
According to court reports, Wade and his attorney were planning to argue for full custody of his two children. The hearing comes just days after Funches filed a $50,000 lawsuit claiming Wade’s new relationship with famous actress Gabrielle Union has caused her two sons distress. She alleged that Wade and Union performed inappropriate sexual behavior in front of the kids, and ignored her son’s “screams and cries” while he was left by the pool at his Miami home, unsupervised. Funches’ law suit also claims her older son had to undergo medical treatment for stress and anxiety due to his father’s relationship with Union.?
Union’s spokesperson refuted the allegations made by Wade’s soon-to-be ex wife, apologizing to the court system for having to deal with “erroneous claims when there are real victims who should be receiving the legal attention they need,” according to reports.?
Wade also counted Funches’ accusations, telling reporters that that he is “deeply saddened and disappointed that Siohvaughn has used our sons, once again, as pawns and is now lashing out at Gabrielle, who is an innocent party. It is clear that this is a desperate attempt to retaliate against me for seeking sole custody of our children and requesting that the court have her undergo a psychiatric examination.”?
The lawsuit is the second filed between Funches and Wade in just more than a year; Wade sued his wife in February 2009 for defamation of character, after she alleged that he infected her with a sexually transmitted disease.