Teyana Taylor Alleges Negligence And Substance Use By Estranged Husband Iman Shumpert
In a recent legal development, renowned artist Teyana Taylor has filed allegations against her estranged husband, former NBA player Iman Shumpert, citing concerns over his care for their two daughters. The court documents, as reported by TMZ, accuse Shumpert of substance use and negligence in his parental duties.
Taylor, in her legal filing, alleges that Shumpert smoked marijuana and was under its influence while responsible for their daughters, Junie, aged 8, and Rue, aged 3. Furthermore, she claims that Shumpert did not adequately feed the children when they were in their shared family home. In a particularly concerning incident, Taylor asserts that Shumpert sent the children alone in a rideshare to Chicago’s United Center, while he traveled separately.
These allegations, as Taylor states in the documents, demonstrate a “clear disregard for the safety of the minor children” by Shumpert. This development follows Taylor’s announcement of their separation in September 2023 via Instagram, where she clarified that infidelity was not the cause of their marriage dissolution. She emphasized their continued friendship, business partnership, and commitment to effective co-parenting.
The leak of the couple’s divorce documents in early 2023 further shed light on their strained relationship, revealing accusations of cruelty, narcissistic behavior, infidelity, and verbal abuse by Shumpert. Taylor, addressing the leak, expressed her distress over such private matters being made public.
As the situation unfolds, Taylor and Shumpert are faced with the challenge of navigating their divorce while maintaining a cohesive family environment for their children.
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