Powell was paying child support, being asked to pay more - report

By July 31, 2020

Asafa Powell has been paying child support to Amita Persaud-Webb but the mother of his child wants the former 100m world record holder to pay more.

This detail has emerged through new reporting by the Jamaica Gleaner from the sprinter’s Family Court on Thursday.

According to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner, Powell was already paying child maintenance of JMD$25,000 a month up to earlier this year, to support his seven-year-old daughter. However, the child’s mother is requesting an increase that would put the amount to JMD$40,000 monthly.

According to the Gleaner, in child-maintenance settlements, the complainant is required to match the request being sought from the defendant. If settled, the full maintenance of the child, in this case, would be $80,000 per month.

The 37-year-old Powell, who has requested a paternity test, is being represented by attorney-at-law Annaliesa Lindsay. Michelle Thomas is representing Persaud-Webb.

A gag order has been placed on all parties involved in the matter.

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