At the time Howard was seeking sole custody of his son, a fight he was still waging as recently as this year.
Howard claimed Reed was an unfit mother after she brought Braylon to Hooter’s for his birthday and put pictures of the event up on social media sites.
Even though the allegations have already been found to have no merit, when a complaint about the welfare of a child is made to law enforcement, an investigation is commenced.
We are confident the Georgia authorities will reach the same conclusion as the Florida authorities. Howard was recently seen with his son after the two were stranded, with several thousand fans, in the Toyota Center after Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals due to flooding in the Houston area.
However, in November 2014, DCF documents emerged supporting Reed’s complaints and authorities were forced to reopen their investigation.
Howard’s representatives claimed that he was simply disciplining his son in the same manner that he was used to as a child.
Just in time for the NBA All-Star game, "Basketball Wives" star Shaunie O' Neal -- a.k.a. "Season 1 we establish [Royce] as Dwight Howard's ex-girlfriend and mother of his son.Although the original charges were looked into by Florida authorities, the incident took place in Cobb County, Georgia and Georgia police spearhead the re-opening of the case.Howard’s attorney, David Oscar Markus, issued a statement to ESPN shortly after the decision to re-open the case emerged: The Florida Department of Children and Families thoroughly examined all of the evidence and determined that the claims of child abuse were not substantiated. Royce Reed is now shopping her baseless allegations to authorities in Georgia after the Florida DCF case was closed.Howard won his suit but only after taking Reed to court in California after she refused to pay the initial charges in 2010.The latest round of Howard-Reed drama came last year when Reed accused the now Houston Rockets standout of physically abusing their son, who was six at the time.