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Harlem Globetrotters legend sued over child support payments

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 19, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.



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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The ex-wife of Harlem Globetrotters legend Meadowlark Lemon is suing the basketball star for allegedly skimping on child support payments.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1A7CZAF ) Willie Lemon Campbell and her son, Jonathan, have filed suit in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They're seeking $250,000 they say Lemon never paid them in child support.

Campbell says Lemon was ordered to give up their family house and pay $2,500 a month in child support in their 1977 divorce settlement. The suit says the house was remortgaged by Lemon and he stopped child support payments after one year.

Lemon says he's confused by the lawsuit and will contest the matter in court. He played forward for the Globetrotters for 23 years,

The case was originally scheduled to be heard Thursday, but was continued to August.

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