According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Anita has a list of witnesses she plans to call as she battles Byron over spousal support issues. In the docs, Anita says she wants to ask Scott’s girlfriend, Cecilia Gutierrez, about Byron’s money, spousal support issues, date of separation and reimbursements. She believes the testimony would last about two hours.
As The Blast first reported, Gutierrez is joining the new season of “Basketball Wives,” along with his son’s wife, Kristen Scott.
Back in 2014, Byron filed for divorce from Anita following their 29-year marriage. The couple shares three adult children together.
The divorce was later finalized, but the two have been battling it out over money for years. She claims he’s not paying her a dime, aside from the fact she is receiving half of Byron’s deferred compensation from the Cleveland Cavaliers (these payments end in April of this year). She says he also earned about $4 million a year as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Anita also says he’s been bringing in at least $23,000 a month between TV work for ESPN, a book deal, and a deal working with the Basketball Champions League.
She believes she should be paid $60,000 a month in spousal support to maintain her former standard of living. Anita is also seeking half of their frequent flyer miles, a $25,000 buyout for Private Jet Credits they have, $175,000 for her share of their Mexico timeshare, along with $1.8 million stemming from a failed investment project Byron put their money in.
The case is ongoing.