Yesha Callahan

Judge Says ‘No’ to Glory Johnson’s $20K Spousal Support Request


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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  1. August 21, 2015 - Reply

    $300 a week on groceries =/= $7,000 a month. Homegirl needs to quit tripping.

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    • August 21, 2015 - Reply


      Lol I was doing the math too. Anyone who can’t multiply and add, does not need $20,000.

      • August 21, 2015 - Reply


        BOL! That’s a good measuring stick. That would’ve been enough for me to deny her $20K. I need you to know how to get to that number before you ask for it.

        • August 21, 2015 - Reply


          LOL true that.

  2. August 21, 2015 - Reply

    This conclusion was bound to happen since 20K per month wasn’t going to be supported by the judge when WNBA players are paid much less than NBA players (and for other reasons).

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