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3/6: Law firm seeking $87,176.91 from Sheree Whitfield in unpaid fees

Bravo may have to rename this show “The Legal Woes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Sheree Whitfield recently dismissed an appeal that sought alimony from her ex-husband Bob Whitfield, saying the former NFL player was now broke.

Now Sheree herself is being sued for more than $87,000 by her former legal representative for the divorce, Levine & Smith. The complaint, dated Feb. 2, 2009, and filed at the Superior Court of Fulton County, states that Sheree Whitfield owes $69,343.98 in principal going back to May 10, 2006. Interest on the unpaid amount, based on a monthly interest rate of 1.5%, is $17,832.93 through January 31, 2009, according to the filing.

According to the complaint:

“Defendent’s refusal to pay said debt as agreed constitutes an act of bad faith and has caused the Plaintiff unnecessary trouble and expense, thereby entitling Plaintff to an award of its expenses of litigation, including reasonable attorney’s fees in an amount to be proven by the evidence at trial.”

Steven Montalto, the attorney representing Levine & Smith, said Thursday that the firm has been unable to find Sheree Whitfield in order to serve her the summons and a copy of the complaint.

Since Thursday evening, efforts by the AJC to reach Sheree Whitfield for comment have been unsuccessful.

Mediatakeout.com has also reported that Whitfield was caught speeding a couple weeks ago and requested a government attorney, claiming no assets. We are still trying to track down the document posted on the Web site.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is currently shooting season two.

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MissB

March 6th, 2009
10:31 am

Good luck with that Rodney…MediaFAKEout is known for ‘creating’ docs like that

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RoHo Fan

March 6th, 2009
11:43 am

The show should now be called The Real Broke-A*s Housewives of Atlanta. C’mon, in none of the other Housewives franchises (meaning Orange County or New York) do viewers question the financial pedigree of the stars. Sad that here in Atlanta our purported wealthy and cultural “elite” are in fact legally entangled, financially-strapped, and eviction-prone. Bravo, find the real REAL Housewives of Atlanta and put them on the show — show Atlanta for the awesome city that it really is, please!

BravoWatcher

March 6th, 2009
12:06 pm

RoHo – are you kidding???

Everyone questions the OC housewives’ finances. Tamra’s house keeps going in and out of pre-foreclosure, having recently been renegotiated into a 40-year loan, but Simon remains unemployed. Vicki purchased a second home in Coto just before the real estate market tanked. Many accuse Gretchen of being a gold digger, but she reportedly got nothing when Jeff died. Tammy found out when Lou died that there was no money, and had to sell her home. Lauri’s new husband, a developer, is involved in many, many lawsuits at the moment and it’s only a matter of time until their financial house of cards falls. Lynne appears to live in a tiny rental condo with her family of four. While she’s not flaunting wealth, most of us doubt she can even really maintain the lower-middle-class status she tries to live up to on the show.

Jeana appears to have done well for herself, but she is in real estate in Orange County. She is the only one of the OC housefraus who appears to be living within her income.

Why??

March 6th, 2009
12:11 pm

The attorneys are not trying hard enough to find her. How about they locate the next high profile event? I am sure Sheree will be there. Stylin’ and Profilin’.

cookie

March 6th, 2009
12:12 pm

Talking about 3rd grade educaion 1 time you are a HATER you can’t spell APPLEBEE’S either, don’t hate on MS. WHITFIELD. I think you are so mad Bob didn’t want you!!!!!! Again, she will never have to work with that 3rd grade education Bob loved her and gave her 2 of his kids so why SHOULD she work! HEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOO

ANT

March 6th, 2009
12:17 pm

So much for Class and Money.Seems like the Lawyers got pissed when the 7 figures didn’t come through. What goes around comes around.

notaracist

March 6th, 2009
12:19 pm

To BravoWathcer. Wow I love the great way you have some things up. After reading your blog, you could totaly write for entertainment tv.

notaracist

March 6th, 2009
12:22 pm

Truly these women were just not the greatest fit for the show. They really do have a lot of drama, but then again, we all have some issues. I guess these things just make for good tv.

jealous girl

March 6th, 2009
12:24 pm

These are truly hard economic times and no one is exempt the very wealthty is loosing their money and they are not spending the same the things the wealthy relied on is crumpling and yes the oc wives are going through a great deal right now my thing is with sheree on housewives of atlanta is her attitude is filthy and so is kim however i am too much of a lady to down grade another woman you will petrude off what you are on your own .Deshaun was the only one i liked but u guess she was too classy for this show bad move bravo she gave the show balance like jeana does on the oc .

Esther J aka EJ the Diva DJ

March 6th, 2009
12:25 pm

Why isn’t Bob Whitfield paying her legal expenses? He is not that broke. He still owns several homes and a recording studio. He also has several NFL pensions coming in every month. If you’ve read the previous articles Sheree is still getting $112,000 a year plus child support. Also the “Housewives” were paid $10,000 per episodes last season. With the rating being very high for “Housewives of Atlanta”, I’m sure that amount has increased to $20,00 per episode. If they are looking for Sheree I’m sure Bravo could tell them where to find her. Bravo Watcher is correct, the housewives of Orange County also has financial problems. Don’t be so hard of the “Housewives of Atlanta”. I love them and the show. Let the ladies make their money. Sheree I’m available to be your assistant on the show. That also goes for Nene, Lisa and Kim. DeShawn we’re gonna miss you. If you’re interested contact Brenda Bowden at V-103. Thanks.

married to it

March 6th, 2009
12:29 pm

1 time

Looser -> loser
eatin -> eaten
there kids -> their kids

keep enjoying the finer things in life with your low education self, just know you are not fooling anyone.

UpNorth

March 6th, 2009
12:31 pm

Hey Sheree, I think you’re hot. If you’re reading this drop me a line. I’ll pay your rent baby. Maybe we can work out an arrangement.

Who care?

March 6th, 2009
12:31 pm

Okay 1 Time, before you talk about someone else’s education, make sure your own writing ability doesn’t reflect that of a third grader. I think you were trying to call Ms. Whitfield a ‘loser’ instead of calling her “more loose”. Whatever the case may be, the rich folk don’t have time to laugh, much less blog, about other people’s misfortunes.
And I’m sure that a lot of people, including my grandmother and grandfather, will tell you there is nothing wrong with living in College Park.
When will we stop being our own worst enemy?

notaracist

March 6th, 2009
12:35 pm

Who cares? Well said!

Jennifer

March 6th, 2009
12:36 pm

I agree. I saw the MTO document and I think it’s a fake. Simply b/c some of the fields weren’t blacked out…They simply weren’t answered. If she was really filling out that form, things like her SSN wouldn’t have a line drawn through it.

get real

March 6th, 2009
12:39 pm

Cookie.. is that you Sheree? 1st time isn’t a hater… Please… It’s just funny how they play all high and mighty and then she can’t pay a speeding ticket. I have to pay for mine. You need to get real.

1st time is right about everything except… I have meant the fry cook and he is to good for her.

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Embarrassed in ATL

March 6th, 2009
12:50 pm

Does anybody in Atlanta know anything about correct grammar or spelling? I grew up here (although many years ago) and feel like I got a pretty good education in Atlanta schools. Obviously, things have changed! I can understand an occasional misspelling or typo but the postings here are FULL of grammatical errors. In this age of spell-check, there is no excuse for it. The Atlanta Housewives are not the only embarrassment our city endures.

married to it

March 6th, 2009
12:50 pm

1 time – okay, I’m sorry, I thought at first you were for real, now I realize that you’re just a troll who loves getting people angry. You may want to tone it down though because no one can be as ignorant as you’re making yourself sound.

ME

March 6th, 2009
12:52 pm

It is obvious that 1 time is an ignorant, young person who has NO CLASS. If you are eating well and living good its probably off of the sweat and accomplishments of someone else. There is NO WAY a person with grammar and spelling as bad as yours could possibly be using their “BRAIN” to make money. I would guess that you are probably some child trying to get a rise out of everyone or some STRIPPER, PROSTITUTE or GOLD digger who is using your BODY to get what ever little money you do have.

1 time

March 6th, 2009
12:57 pm

Only two more hours till that Gov.check comes, Gov. been go to you. Now you can buy your baby those air Jordan’s. How many babies you got? 3-4-5, how many baby dads do you got? 3-4?

Mark

March 6th, 2009
12:57 pm

“Bob loved her and gave her 2 of his kids so why SHOULD she work!”

I guess that makes her a concubine (not exactly the right word, but close) and not a prostitute since she’s getting paid for “doing it”.

Rags2Riches

March 6th, 2009
12:58 pm

What I find intriguing about the ATL housewives – what has made ANY of them successful? Not any one of them has made success on their own merits. Bedding down and spreading your love to land a wealthy man doesn’t equal success, it just equates to successful pay for sex.

I feel very sad for these ladies because within each of them is a really special and nice person. Their haphazard and hard-knock pasts have spilled over into their current adult lives leaving them minimized to nothing more than entertaiment factor for the rest of us.

Personally I’ve met a couple of them and couldn’t have been any less impressed.

Being wealthy isn’t only financial, it’s being sophisticated, cultured and poised.

Jazzy

March 6th, 2009
12:58 pm

Funny but living in college park and unincorporated fulton county my money goes right back into my community. We have one of the best kept parks in GA. My property value was high when I purchased my home and has sustained the market the goods and services are the best and how about at the gorcery store your bags are loaded onto the counter to be rung up without even asking someone to do it….So say what you want about college park but I can bet you can’t afford to reside where I do and would get called on if you came into our neighborhood. You see me get you a piece whore…LMAOFF..idiot…

Jazzy

March 6th, 2009
1:00 pm

The thing is the housewives of Orange County and of New York are no different, some aren’t married, gold diggers and not wealthy so stop the hate throw shade and drama, jealous of each other cat fight and set each other up. Its a show about others lives watch it don’t emulate it.

notaracist

March 6th, 2009
1:05 pm

1 time. Not to be ruder,however many of the bloggers think you are a women. Are you indeed a man?

Jazzy

March 6th, 2009
1:07 pm

Raggs to raggs..listen all the other shows there is one woman who earned her wealth on the show on her own the others married into it on all the shows, witht he exception of Alex who was wealthy when she met simon and the blond ditz who hates everyone on the new York show as well. All the others married into the wealth they have. DUH.

Housewife Watcher

March 6th, 2009
1:11 pm

Sheree should get a job, just everyone else! First of all, she was only married to Bob for 3 years, so it’s not like she supported him for years while was in school or something. Bob was wealthy when he met Sheree, he was wealthy when he and Sheree had their first child, and he was wealthy when they got married…years after the first child was born. Also, why has Sheree failed to mention her oldest daughter on the show? She probably so vain that she thinks it will ruin her image or something. She should have thought about that before she became a professional groupie.

Housewife Watcher

March 6th, 2009
1:12 pm

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Jazzy

March 6th, 2009
1:19 pm

I would agree she does need to get a job and do whats necessary to support her children! that would be a better look for a role model.

Classy

March 6th, 2009
1:22 pm

Please people…copy and paste your comments into Microsoft Word and do a spell check. Once that is completed, then you can post. All these grammatical errors are elementary. Remember….IGNORANCE should NOT be an option!

moo moo

March 6th, 2009
1:27 pm

Can’t find her? Call her “publicist”… haha! Serves her right. Perhaps she should go back and watch the episode where she was on her shopping spree and bragging. Maybe this season she can be shown shopping a GOODWILL! Or… she should show off her new clothing line… a garbage bag with 2 holes for her arms…one for her big fat head…a piece of rope around it for a belt! She be STYLIN’

Classy

March 6th, 2009
1:27 pm

As I digress….I loved the show, but they could have done better when it came to casting. I loved Lisa and DeShaun. Everyone else was just a plain hot, Atlanta, G-fab mess! It really makes Atlanta seem like a black melting pot of foolishness.

SpaceyG

March 6th, 2009
1:33 pm

Ah Atlanta! We sure do Dumb People Doing Really Dumb Stuff With Money like nobody’s business.

Do I Smell a Short Sale?

March 6th, 2009
1:36 pm

Come on, Sheree, what do you think the house is worth? Hopefully you still have a little equity left in it…

Kat

March 6th, 2009
1:40 pm

1 Time: Talk about low-grade! The word you are trying to spell is “their.” The other word is “loser,” not “looser.” Did YOU even attain a third-grade education?

Saya prayer

March 6th, 2009
1:45 pm

This really is a sad issue. I watched the show and was hoping that it would last. I knew there would be drama but now it’s really shame for all the women involved.

kendall meeks

March 6th, 2009
1:49 pm

thats exactly what everyone has been saying this show came on not one of those women are real and they are money hungry. neither has money on their own. they are either in debt and being label as ATL.Housewifes which their are not. now Bravo has label the Real ATL Housewifes as if their are nothing more than Golddiggers.Sheree, Nene, Kim and the only reason is getiing exposure is because of Ed.DeShone exposure comes from Eric not one hs money and they have given the real ATL Housewifes a bad name

Mr Charlie

March 6th, 2009
1:54 pm

Wasn’t she at LeBron’s party the other night??

LD

March 6th, 2009
2:10 pm

I agree with you, Classy – as I’ve lived in Atlanta for many, many years I have watched our city become exactly that – a big, black melting pot of foolishness where everyone projects an image of more money than class or common sense( if indeed they have any money to begin with; after all, anyone can lease or rent an expensive car for a day, week, or month; and many front with an expensive car while living in a tiny one-bedroom with a window unit air conditioner … or try to purchase a Fendi at 40% off, then have the phone handed over to them because their credit card is declined? ), drop the n-bomb with every breath, and talk relentlessly in loud volumes on their cellphones about the “next deal” they’re working on . . .

Things have definitely changed, but I love Atlanta anyway.

OK

March 6th, 2009
2:21 pm

1 time, you can’t spell loser either…You are looking like the one with the third grade education!

ks

March 6th, 2009
2:21 pm

Oh, 1 time ? That would be you behind the counter at the chicken shack dishing it up and smelling like grease, now wouldn’t it? Keep talking Gov. checks, ’cause it sounds to me like you are definitely the expert on the subject. Who else would know so much about Gov. freebies ?Only the person who runs to the mailbox waiting for their own check to come in, that’s who. And how many of your babies mamas have you stiffed in child support? Go on now and talk your ghetto smack – seems thats all you can do. That and dish chicken and chitlins.

OK

March 6th, 2009
2:23 pm

1 time, I teach first grade, you should join us next week for our spelling/language arts and grammar lesson.

Betty

March 6th, 2009
2:43 pm

Would you people please learn how to spell? It’s l-o-s-e-r!!!

Herschworld

March 6th, 2009
2:44 pm

the show should be named the real hoods rats and trailer trash of Atlanta….say what you want be these people are fun to watch because there idiots

Tiffy Brown

March 6th, 2009
2:46 pm

I love my gummit chekks! They pay fo my food and my baby daddy clothes. I aint got know job.
yal stop hatin and git at me if yu want sum! im lookin fo yu at the ritz! tiffy_9to5@yahoo.com

1 time

March 6th, 2009
2:47 pm

I be up at Shout this night drinkin my Qouvousiea and Hennesey with all the chickenheads. All the skanks be pushin up on me cuz i gotz the cash. Dont hate, make your haters your motivators. I run with an elite crowd, maybe I introduce you to G. Drupi, we cut a track that drops in 2 months. Ill be all over the magazines, youll see. Skanks aint gettin my money, bitch.

get real

March 6th, 2009
2:48 pm

ya’ll leave 1st time alone…. she is right!

Classy

March 6th, 2009
2:50 pm

Most people, who are truly “The Elite”, do not have to boast about what they have and what others do not. Their presence and being should be able to speak for it. It is an indescribable swagger, if you will. ;-)