HipHollywood can confirm that Cobb County PD in Georgia has re-opened NBA star Dwight Howard’s child abuse case and has launched a criminal investigation into whether or not the Houston Rockets player abused his 6-year-old son with a belt buckle.
Law enforcement tells HipHollywood that the case was “reactivated within the last 48 hours based on the information they received.” We are told that CCPD is properly moving forward with the ongoing investigation.
As previously reported, Howard’s baby’s mother, former Basketball Wives star, Royce Reed, filed a complaint in Orlando, Florida in August suggesting that the 28-year-old abused their son Braylon, causing marks, bruises, welts. Although Howard admitted to disciplining his son with a belt, the Florida Department of Children and Families closed the case because there was not enough evidence for “formal action.”
But in new reports, the alleged incident actually took place in Georgia. According to TMZ, Cobb County detectives saw their story and re-launchned an investigation after reading that doctors did indeed find that Howard committed child abuse. “People who were not so forthcoming before today [Monday] have been,” a source tells the news outlet.
Reps for Reed tell HipHollywood that they have “no statement” and that the former reality star is not “legally able to comment at the time.”
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