America’s Next Top Model contestant Nik Pace is suing New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards for up to $70,000 a month in child support, reports the New York Post.
Nik, who was a finalist on Tyra Banks’ show in 2005, gave birth to her first son Braylon Jr. in August of this year in Georgia, but is suing for child support in NY.
Nik’s lawyer, Raoul Felder says, “Braylon had tried to get the case litigated in Georgia because they are traditionally less generous with child support payments. It’s a cold, calculated act to pay less money.”
“But we had the case dismissed in Georgia and moved [it] to New York because this is where Nik lives. We served Braylon in the past week. He can run, but he can’t hide.”
A source, however, claims that “Nik’s main home is in Georgia, she is registered to vote in Georgia, and she gave birth in Georgia, which is why [Braylon] immediately asked the courts in Georgia to recognize him as the dad.”
“She only moved to New York in November after he was traded to the Jets. He wants to be part of the child’s life, but she wouldn’t even tell him where or when the child would be born so he could be there. He wants to provide for his son. He has been paying support since the birth.”
Edwards’ lawyer, Randy Kessler, says that “Braylon is a proud father who has loved and supported his child since before he was born. He filed in June to declare himself the legal father and she objected.”