Glory Johnson Wants $20K Month In Spousal Support From Brittney Griner

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 07/15/2015 | 11:30 AM EDT

Johnson is seeking temporary spousal support and payment for her legal fees

WNBA star Glory Johnson is demeaning that ex-wife Brittney Griner pay up for their short-lived marriage that left her with a mountain of legal fees.

According to ESPN, Johnson filed court documents on June 29 in Maricopa County, Arizona, seeking $20,000 in temporary spousal support and a $10,000 advancement toward her attorney fees. Johnson's lawyer says Griner has "far superior control over the family's financial resources" and Johnson is "without the necessary financial means to pay for legal representation in this matter."

Johnson and Griner married on May 8, just weeks after being involved in a domestic violence incident in their Arizona home. On June 5, Griner filed a petition for an annulment, saying she was "pressured into marriage under duress by Johnson's threatening statements."

The petition came just one day after Johnson announced she was pregnant with twins via in vitro fertilization.



Griner's petition also stated neither party was in need of nor entitled to spousal support and both should be responsible for their own legal fees. She did, however, request to be awarded attorney fees if she had to defend herself against "unreasonable" claims by Johnson.

Johnson says she's in need of financial support because her pregnancy leave from the WNBA has reduced her salary. She adds that the cost of the wedding, the furniture she bought for the couple's shared home and IVF procedures (which she claims Griner agreed to) are draining her bank account.

Johnson is also requesting that Griner continue to make car payments on a Mercedes Griner purchased for her. 

An evidentiary hearing has been set for Aug. 17

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