In a demand letter sent Wednesday by Atlanta lawyer C. Anthony Mulrain, Bosh threatens to sue 31-year-old Allison Mathis for invasion of privacy.
As if he didn’t have anything better to do on his post-NBA Finals glow, Bosh sicked his lawyers on Mathis after she used the limelight to publicize the fact that she lost her job and applied for food stamps.
Mathis also revealed, among other things, that Bosh’s payments for the support of their three-year-old daughter Trinity total about $2,600 – this, while Bosh gets about $18 million a year just from the Heat.
The letter also asks Mathis to ensure that a cellphone video that she and Bosh shot of one another at the moment they learned she was pregnant with Trinity in 2008 disappear from the web.
The video was obtained exclusively by Gossip Extra, and Bosh also demanded that the site erase it.
Because the footage was offered by Mathis and because Bosh is a public figure who acknowledged fathering the little girl, Gossip Extra had responded that the video would remain.
So far, 220,000 people watched the two-part interview of Mathis, which contains the happy scene.
The legal battles that Bosh and Mathis have waged, meanwhile, have been fought in three states then moved to Florida when Bosh was hired by the Heat two years ago. Bones of contention have included Mathis’ hiring on VH-1′s Basketball Wives, which Bosh put the kibosh on, Trinity’s visitation schedule and child support.
Mathis estimated Bosh, who married another woman last year and recently welcomed the birth of a son, has spent $2 million in legal bills so far to fight Mathis.
In court papers filed in Orlando, where Mathis lives, Bosh claims he doesn’t really in Florida but in Texas, where his child support judgment was obtained. If Florida guidelines were applied, he could be forced to pay $15,000 to $20,000 per month.
Bosh, by the way, makes his current payments to Trinity religiously and sends for her in a chauffeured limo at least twice a month. Mathis also acknowledged she received a $250,000 lump sum payment from Bosh after he sold a house that they co-owned in Texas.
She used the money to buy a house for her and Trinity, but her mortgage payments are higher than Bosh’s child support.
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