Siohvaughn Funches Files Suit Against DWade’s Divorce Attorney & Dolton Police


Last July, Dwyane Wade’s publicist sent out a press release announcing that his six-year divorce from Siohvaughn Funches had been finalized. Siohvaughn sent me text – we were in frequent contact at the time as I interviewed her a few months earlier and she would update me on the case – stating that she was not accepting the divorce and that she had more legal proceedings planned, because she felt she had been treated unfairly because of DWade’s celebrity status.

Do you remember two years ago when the Miami Heat were on the brink of their first NBA title in the “Big 3” era? There was a huge story about Dwyane Wade dealing with drama Father’s Day weekend because Sio allegedly attempted to kidnap their two sons? That’s the catalyst for this lawsuit.

Siohvaughn has filed a federal lawsuit against her ex-husband’s divorce attorney and Dolton Police, alleging they framed her for child abduction. In the lawsuit, Funches claims she was “violently attacked” by Dolton cops at her south suburban home.

Funches states Wade’s attorney James Pritikin “conspired” with Dolton officers and Wade’s pal, New Lenox mayor Tim Balderman, to have her falsely arrested for child abduction for failing to turn over her kids to her ex as directed by a judge.

Though the charges were later dropped, Pritikin at the time used the incident to argue that Wade should be given full-time custody of the couple’s two young sons.

Funches-Wade, who is acting as her own attorney, says she suffered a torn rotator cuff, asthma attack and a panic attack due to her rough treatment during the arrest.

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages in excess of $50,000

Meanwhile, DWade is set to married Gabrielle Union August 30th in Miami. For those that are curious, Siohvaughn is in a new relationship also.