Baltimore-based megachurch pastor and “The Preachers” talk-show co-host Jamal Bryant was found in contempt of court for failure to obtain medical insurance for his child and failing to pay for expenses.
A Maryland judge has ordered Bryant to reconcile his debt to the mother and child immediately.
The judge accused Bryant of failure to pay the mother of his child, LaToya Odom, medical and life insurance, and failure to pay 75 percent of the uninsured medical expenses.
After reviewing the evidence, the judge reportedly found Bryant did not pay his child support in a timely manner, according to MadameNoire and TheJasmineBrand.
Bryant was ordered to pay $2,240.19 plus $1,018.12 for a grand total of $3,258.31 before he can be purged of contempt.
Bryant, who is now divorced, was rumored to have impregnated a 17-year-old girl and, most recently, was involved in a custody and child support battle with Latoya Odom, the mother of his youngest child.
Odom sued Bryant demanding child support and custody for their son, John Karston Bryant, born in 2015. She sought primary physical and legal custody.
Bryant blasted his baby’s mama saying he was the father and had been paying child support with the intention of resolving the issues outside of court. However, he said due to her continued harassment he stopped making the payments and decided to let the judge decide.
Odom put Bryant on full blast, accusing Bryant of shortchanging her while living a millionaire’s life.
Bryant and Odom reached a settlement in the case. Odom was awarded primary physical custody and Bryant got visitation. The amount of child support was sealed from the public but he was ordered to cover Odom’s $13,500 legal bill.
Odom returned to court demanding the pastor be found in contempt of court. She says he refused to follow the court order. She sought to have the pastor thrown in jail for contempt.
Bryant responded, asking the judge to not throw him in jail for contempt, saying he did not disobey the court order.