Jeff Gordon's Ex-Wife Brooke in Custody Dispute Over Her Baby's Last Name
Brooke Gordon, who has been divorced from Jeff Gordon since 2003, gave birth to a child whose father was James Dixon II of Charlotte, reported SceneDaily.com.
Jeff Gordon, himself, is not involved in the case. Jeff Gordon is married to model Ingrid Vandebosch.
According to the report, Dixon is seeking $10,000 a month in child support, a house valued over $1 million and a Mercedes Benz.
Brooke Gordon, meanwhile, married former South Carolina gubernatorial candidate, Mullins McLeod. However, the child she had with Dixon she gave the last name Gordon.
"It is absolutely inappropriate for [the child] to be legally named after Jeff Gordon, who is neither his father nor a blood relative," Dixon's attorney wrote in a March 19 letter to Brooke Gordon's attorney, which is part of the case file. "We understand that Ms. Gordon desired to keep her ex-husband's last name, which is certainly her choice. But she planned to have a child and did have a child with James Dixon -- not Jeff Gordon."
Dixon's attorney, Amy Simpson, declined to comment on the case. Brooke Gordon's attorney, Dorian Gunter, said he could not comment until consulting with his client, according to the report.
The financial issue in this case is heightened because of the significant financial settlement in Brooke and Jeff Gordon's divorce. Court documents indicate that Brooke Gordon got at least $15.3 million from the sale of two properties, said SceneDaily.
"[Dixon] has always been obsessed with [Brooke Gordon's] wealth and lifestyle ...," Brooke Gordon's attorney wrote in one court filing, according to the report. "He now seems intent on extracting as much financial gain as possible out of [her] ..."
In the report, Dixon said in court filings that he had taken care of the baby for 39 nights during the first seven months, but then Brooke Gordon limited him to custody every other weekend.