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WNBA Forward Glory Johnson is seeking temporary spousal support and attorney fees from former wife Brittney Griner, who petitioned to annul their marriage.
Johnson filed Court documents June 29 in Maricopa County, Arizona, requesting that Griner pay $20,000 per month in spousal support, plus a $10,000 advancement toward attorney fees for Johnson.
A hearing is set for Aug. 17 at Maricopa County Central Building in Phoenix in regard to Griner’s petition and Johnson’s counter-petition.
According to ESPN, Johnson’s attorney, Stasy Click, wrote in the June 29 filing that Griner has “far superior control over the family’s financial resources” and that Johnson is “without the necessary financial means to pay for legal representation in this matter.” Neither Johnson’s nor Griner’s attorney returned calls to espnW on Monday.
The two WNBA players were married May 8, after being involved in a domestic violence incident at their Arizona home April 22. Then Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, announced June 4 that she would miss this WNBA season because she is pregnant.
The next day, Griner, star of the Phoenix Mercury filed papers requesting the marriage be annulled or dissolved, saying she was “pressured into marriage under duress by Johnson’s threatening statements.”
In that June 5 petition, Griner said she was unaware when the in vitro fertilization resulting in Johnson’s pregnancy had taken place. She said the marriage was “based on fraud” and that the parties had acquired “minimal community property and incurred minimal community debts during their three-week marriage
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