If you watch the train wreck that is Basketball Wives than you might find this story interesting about Draya Michelle (real name Howard) who used to date DeShawn Stevenson, Chris Brown and a bunch of other athletes.
Baller Alert was one of the websites that reported that Draya was arrested for child endangerment by leaving her child to fend for himself for food in a feces filled apartment. After looking at BBWLA last night I felt for her. I have been lied on and it is not a good feeling. Even though I always believed the police report to be a legal document I do know that you can’t believe everything you read and half of what you see. I decided to do a little digging because. If you missed the show, check out the video.
I decided to contact the person who wrote the article to 1) see if he was fired and 2) to see if he had found out his information was false.
First he was not fired..
This is what he said:
This item was published in the 9/16/11 edition of the Eagle about Howard’s court case. The article I wrote was based entirely on the police report (the affivadavitt of probable cause) that I had in hand. After Howard’s mother called to complain that the story was inaccurate, I called the police officer and he said the story was very accurrate. Howard’s entering ARD status is tantamount to a guilty plea. Why would a judge order her to 40 hours of family counseling if he/she didn’t believe that what the police officer reported he saw/heard was true? Andraya Howard shows her character when she accuses the police and the paper of making up facts after she has under oath before a judge accepted the punishment.
Below is the link to the PA Common Pleas Court docket in this case:
draya court doc
Former Wyomissing mom, sentenced
for child endangerment, on VH1 reality show
Andraya M. Howard, a former Wyomissing woman arrested in January for abandoning her 7-year-old son while she worked in Philadelphia, has popped up on the hit VH1 reality series, “Basketball Wives LA.”
Going by the name Draya Michele, she is a model and aspiring actress in Los Angeles, according to VH1’s website.
On June 14, Howard was accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, which allows first-time offenders to clear their record after serving probation. She was sentenced in Berks County Court to two years of probation and ordered to attend family counseling and perform 40 hours of community service on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
“Basketball Wives of LA” debuted in August and airs at various times throughout the week on VH1.
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