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Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches suing police over child abduction charge

Dwyane Wade Siohvaughn FunchesDwyane Wade’s lawsuit-happy, whacked-out, totally nutso ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches is suing her ex-husband’s attorney and Dolton Police alleging that they framed her for child abduction, according to a report.

The Chicago Sun-Times says Funches claims police “violently attacked” her at her home two years ago. In the suit, she alleges that Wade’s divorce attorney James Pritikin conspired with Dolton Police officers to have her falsely arrested for child abduction when she did not return her children to her ex-husband as directed by a judge.

And how’s this? Funches reportedly “says she suffered a torn rotator cuff, asthma attack and a panic attack due to her rough treatment during the arrest.”

[Related: Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches acting homeless on Chicago streets]

As a bonus, Siohvaughn is acting as her own attorney. Maybe that’s because nobody wanted to work with her anymore.

This woman is nuts. Simply nuts.

Shrink, parenting coordinator for Dwyane Wade and Siohvaughn Funches quit

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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches have been going through and incredibly messy divorce for more than five years. Back in July, the two reached a financial settlement in which Wade gave Funches what his attorneys called enough money to live a “wonderful lifestyle” for the remainder of her life. Apparently that hasn’t ended the drama.

On Thursday, Gossip Extra reported that two people who are assigned to keeping the peace between Wade and Funches have suddenly quit their positions. One was parenting coordinator Howard Rosenberg, whose job was to oversee the amount of time each parent spent with the couple’s children. The other was psychologist Leslie Star, who had agreed to produce an in-depth psychological evaluation of Funches, as Wade demanded after the settlement was reached. Star reportedly resigned before her first appointment with Funches.

Rosenberg cited his inability to work with the lawyers involved in the case as his reason for giving up his $400-per-hour gig. Funches’ lawyers indicated that Star quit because of the nature of the case.

“Everybody’s got their limits,” attorney Brian Hurst said. “This is the kind of case with a level of review on someone’s work that people are often unaccustomed to.”

The July settlement between Wade and Funches came after Siohvaughn took to the streets of Chicago holding a sign that said she was the mother of an NBA star’s children and had no money. Given some of the stuff that has happened between the two over the years, it isn’t exactly surprising that people have given up on their case.

Dwyane Wade demands psychological evaluation for ex-wife

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The battle between Dwyane Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches is not get any better. The two reached a financial agreement recently, but they are now fighting over Funches’ visitation rights for their two sons.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Wade would not allow her sons to go with their mother for a previously scheduled two-week visit because of concerns over her mental health. The Sun-Times says Wade filed an emergency motion in Miami last week demanding Funches submit to a psychological evaluation or lose rights to any future visits with her children.

What caused Wade to have concerns over his ex’s behavior and psychological state? Her homeless demonstration in the Chicago streets recently.

“S.L.’s [Funches-Wade’s] statements, behavior, and her demeanor in court reflect that she is presently lost, angry and desperate. Her behavior is not in the children’s best interests…D.T. [Wade] requests that this Court immediately suspend S.L.’s timesharing…pending the results of a psychological evaluation of S.L.,” Wade’s filing states.

Funches defended herself, telling the Sun-Times in a statement that this is how Wade responds anytime she speaks out publicly about their situation. She also says she should have been allowed custody of their sons for the planned two-week visit pending the outcomes of a hearing. A 2011 judgment calls for the parents to have alternating two-week blocks of custody of their children during the summer. Wade has full custody of their sons otherwise.

Wade and Funches were high school sweethearts and married in 2002. Wade filed for divorce in 2007. What a nasty, nasty situation.

Dwyane Wade, ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches reached financial settlement last week

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Siohvaughn Funches staged a bizarre sitdown in Chicago last week to bring attention to her financial conflict with ex-husband Dwyane Wade, but Wade’s representatives say that all took place after a financial settlement was reached.

A statement from Wade’s attorney Jim Pritikin sent to LBS by Wade’s PR reps says the two reached a financial settlement three days before Funches sat down in Chicago holding a sign claiming to be homeless. The statement also calls out Funches for her erratic behavior which has led to arrests and multiple attorneys.

“Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches have reached a financial settlement. The agreement was submitted in court last Tuesday, July 16 prior to Ms. Funches’ recent unfounded and erratic public display outside the courthouse this past Friday. Dwyane Wade has made several requests over the years to settle this matter, despite Ms. Funches having 16 different attorneys and 2 arrests throughout this process. Mr. Wade has provided a very generous settlement to Ms. Funches to continue to live a wonderful lifestyle for the rest of her life.”

Wade’s attorney says the Miami Heat guard has been paying many expenses for his ex and providing her with a $25,000 monthly payment.

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Siohvaughn Funches: Dwyane Wade owes me money

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Siohvaughn Funches made a public demonstration in the streets of Chicago on Friday to bring attention to her financial struggle with ex-husband Dwyane Wade, who she claims owes her large amounts of money.

Funches sat down outside the Daley Center in Chicago holding a sign that said “NBA Miami Heat Star Mother of His Children On the Streets.” Funches told 89 WLS in Chicago that she is on the streets because her ex-husband owes her money and will not pay unless she agrees to a gag order (audio of the interview here).

“This is the issue: he owes me quite a large sum of money,” Funches told the 89 WLS Sports Pregame Show. “There was an order in place that he would have to give me money. That order also called for the endorsement companies — Gatorade, Staples, T-Mobile, all of the endorsement companies that he has — to make a direct deposit into an agreed upon account. He hasn’t complied with that order, and neither have those endorsement companies made a direct deposit. That went on for years, so I took care of myself and our two children purely living off of savings. The savings dwindled down. I was advised by my lawyer to find a bankruptcy attorney.”

[Photos: Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife acting homeless on Chicago streets]

This claim from Funches isn’t exactly new; The Chicago Tribune recently reported that she was suing Wade for over $1 million over his endorsement money, though she supposedly dropped the suit.

Not only does Funches say she was advised to look into bankruptcy, but she also claims to be poor.

“I went into the court room and I asked the judge, ‘please, let’s just settle this matter. Because if I’m destitute, I can’t be a mother.”

Funches says the money she has received from Wade is not enough to live off of.

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Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches acting homeless on Chicago streets

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Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches has long been believed to be a tad bit on the nutty side (and that’s putting it nicely), and it looks like she completely went off the deep end on Friday.

As Deadspin reported, Funches was hanging out in the streets of Chicago holding a sign claiming she was homeless. Deadspin’s tipster says Funches was ranting about “$90 million contracts” and “houses on the water.”

Wade and Funches were high school sweethearts who have two children together. Wade filed for divorce from Funches in 2007, and things have been rocky since then. Their divorce got messy, with Funches complaining about everything including the size of presents Wade bought for girlfriend Gabrielle Union. Seriously. Siohvaughn was so nutty she had gone through nine lawyers in the divorce proceedings. Nine.

Recently she filed a lawsuit seeking more money from Wade, whom she claimed earned more money in endorsements to which she was entitled. Wade has sole custody of their sons.

“NBA Miami Heat Star mother of his children on the streets.”

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Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Siohvaughn Wade Is Officially Crazy

A few weeks ago we ridiculed Siohvaughn Wade’s frivolous lawsuit filed against her ex-husband, Dwyane Wade’s girlfriend, Gabrielle Union. In the lawsuit, Siohvaughn accused Dwyane and Gabrielle of engaging in “sexual foreplay” in front of the Wade’s two sons. Additionally, she went way into the deep end by complaining that Dwyane gave Gabrielle a big present and the sons got medium-sized ones for Christmas. Those two details alone should be enough to clue you into the mind of this crazy lady. If you needed more proof, we now have it.

TMZ reported on Tuesday that Siohvaughn’s 9th lawyer (9th!!!!!!) quit. Now I’ve heard of people firing their attorneys because they weren’t satisfied — that happens all the time. But I’ve never heard of someone going through NINE freaking lawyers. Best part of all, TMZ says it’s the lawyer that dumped Siohvaughn. If that isn’t enough of a statement to let Siohvaughn know that she’s nuts then I don’t know what is. Think about it: Dwyane Wade is a multi-millionaire so a divorce attorney for his ex-wife stands to make a ton of money in the case. If they’re all quitting on her and not even sticking it out for the money then it must be unanimous: Siohvaughn’s crazy!

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Dwyane Wade’s Wife’s 9th Lawyer: I Quit Too [TMZ Sports]