Wade Testifies In Custody Hearing

by October 17, 2010

Yahoo! has details about Dwyane’s day in court: “Testifying for the first time in a case for custody of his children, Dwyane Wade denied on Friday a slew of allegations made by ex-wife Siohvaughn Wade. The Miami Heat superstar said he never abused or abandoned them, denied using drugs or owning guns, and indicated he was a victim of domestic violence. He also rebutted the charge that he engaged in sex acts with his girlfriend in front of his boys. Wade spent much of the day answering questions from his attorney, Jim Pritikin, and is expected to testify again on Monday. ‘For the first time I have an opportunity to have my voice heard,’ said Wade, wearing a pinstriped suit and Louis Vuitton sneakers. ‘It’s great the court has allowed me to (give it).’ He used that opportunity to paint a picture of a caring father who only wants what’s best for his sons, ages 8 and 3, and wouldn’t let his career get in the way, while responding to a long list of claims made by his ex-wife in court papers… Dwyane Wade was awarded ‘physical possession’ of his sons in June by a judge, who found that an emergency order was merited because Wade’s time for visitation with his children ‘has been frustrated on an ongoing basis as a result of continual interference’ by his ex-wife. They’re still living with their mother, though. ‘I would like to see parents raise their children together, but I believe it’s in the best interest of these children that custody be awarded to dad,’ said Lester Barclay, the boys’ attorney. ‘He is the parent that could facilitate a loving and ongoing relationship between the children and both of their parents. I just think there’s been too much interference with the relationship between dad and the children under mom’s watch.’  Wade, meanwhile, said all this has been particularly hard on his oldest son and that ‘it hurts to see him go through this.'”