In a letter addressed to critics, Simmons defends his child support ruling and explains the reasons he thinks it's appropriate. He stated the following:
Friends of mine have forwarded me gossip online about my custody agreement details with Kimora. The fact is, we’ve had a pretty good partnership at sharing the girls in the past.
There have been a few bumps in the road, and those bumps have led us to negotiate a minimum amount of time I’m guaranteed to see my kids. That deal is as follows: I have the girls one full week out of every eight, half of the summer, half of all the holidays, a full week at Christmas, and half of Spring Break.
Like in all good partnerships, contracts are meant to protect the partners but are usually not the only way the partners work together. If I show up in L.A., where she now lives, unannounced, I can call up Kimora and she will most likely send them right over. The same goes for when she comes to New York.
We have always had a school in New York and a school with the same curriculum in L.A., so when the girls are with me in New York, we can spend quality time together. I can get up with them, take them to school and just be together. Kimora consults with me about doctors or schools for the girls, but she’s always had final say in those areas. If we had an argument about a school, guess who’s going to win?
But there are other stipulations in our agreement where we have to make final decisions together. Anything having to do with business decisions pertaining to my kids cannot be done without my consent. I’ve also seen a lot about people reading into the supervised visits stipulation. Kimora travels with a security guard and a nanny.
In the past, she’s gotten really nervous that I never travel with security, so if it makes her more comfortable to have her security and a nanny with us when I’m with my kids, that’s OK with me. Finally, I want to say Kimora is an excellent mother and is doing a great job with them. My kids are studying a couple of foreign languages, they travel around the world, they practice yoga, ballet, swimming, karate and piano, among other things...sometimes I think they do too much, but I trust in Kimora on this because she IS a good mother.
Regarding the money, my kids live a tremendous life. They do have lots of security, nannies, educators, special programs, travel, chefs, on and on. Their mother manages all of those luxuries and I’m happy to provide for that.
With great love all things are possible.
Russell Simmons (source)
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You'd think after reading the documents pertaining to RussMora's chirren, Aoki & Ming were british royalty or at best, Bria's two beautiful babies!! lol
Not only does Kimora "The Neck" Simmons get to keep Baby Phat-but she's getting $40,000 per month for her two most precious commodities, err children.
Honestly, I'm wondering if the judge wasn't star struck:
-Buying a car valued AT NO LESS THAN $60,000 every 2 yrs for these kids to ride around in? So these little girls are above riding around in a Toyota Camry, a Ford Taurus, or a Honda?!
The Neck gets to choose the car, but Russell gets to pay the lease/car note/buy outight...and the $60k is counted as child support. So dividing the $60k over 2 yrs is $30k/year...so the neck's child support is actually $510k/yr.
-Additionally, until their New Jersey home is sold, Russell is to pay the Neck $18k/month-addtl child support.
She hit a lick for real!
Are these kids battling a bad crack habit we don't know about?
Obviously there is more to this story...esp since it's documented Russy can't be around his children w/out a nanny or w/out supervision.
It's no secret that Cali is a 'woman's state.'
But in lookin at the docs, Russell signed 6 days BEFORE The Neck. Maybe he figured it was a small price to pay to be done with her...who knows.
I know The Neck isn't totally to blame...but i can't help but ask what in the world was the judge thinking.
view the documents, here
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