A judge has denied Glory Johnson’s request for spousal support and attorney fees.
On August 17, Johnson sought $20,000 a month after her 28-day marriage ended with Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner.
Johnson’s request was denied on Thursday morning.
In court, Johnson’s lawyers argued because she’s pregnant with twins, via an IVF procedure she underwent while still with Griner, her doctor won’t clear her to play basketball so she won’t get paid.
Appearing by phone, Johnson said she’s already in debt.
She’s asking $7,000 a month for her food budget and $6,000 for hired help and the rest to live on.
“When I go to the grocery store I literally spend $300 every week, sometimes it’s less because I don’t have it,” Johnson testified.
On paper Griner will make about $1 million this year but says she has expenses too.
“Even with your contract with Nike and your WNBA contract would you be able to pay $20,000 a month?” asked Griner’s lawyer, “No.” Griner responded flatly.
David Michael Cantor, Attorney for Brittney Griner said, “We are very pleased that the judge has ruled, after evaluating the credibility of the testimony, that a 28 day marriage does not entitle Glory Johnson to Brittney Griner’s money for purposes of alimony, Mercedes car payments or attorney’s fees.”
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