Dwyane Wade is firing again after his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, accused him of attempting to use their transgender daughter, Zaya, by making use of for a authorized title and gender change for the teenager.
The sports activities star took to his verified Instagram account after Funches-Wade filed an objection in a Los Angeles court docket in an try to dam his petition filed in August to have the 15-year-old’s beginning title modified to Zaya and her gender to feminine.
“Since this have to be the brand new method of parenting, I suppose I’ve to handle these allegations right here, which is a rattling disgrace,” he wrote in a prolonged notice posted on his Instagram.
In her authorized submitting, Funches-Wade alleged that her former husband had “knowledgeable me that some huge cash had been already made and that further cash will probably be made in relation to our little one’s title and gender concern.”
“[Wade] advised me that he meant to make our little one very well-known as a result of title and gender concern and in addition knowledgeable me that there could be endorsements/contracts related therewith,” she acknowledged in her petition.
She is requesting that Zaya wait till “the age of majority” earlier than having the ability to attain a gender and title change.
In his publish, Wade wrote that “Nobody in our home would ever drive Zaya or any of our kids to do something in opposition to their will, a lot much less drive an identification on them.”
“This isn’t a sport for my household and positively not for Zaya,” he wrote. “That is her life!”
Wade and Funches-Wade, who’re the dad and mom of two kids, married in 2002 and divorced in 2010. He married actress Gabrielle Union in 2014.
In his social media publish, Wade alleges that Funches-Wade is an absentee father or mother to Zaya, who was 12 years outdated in 2020 when she went public with being transgender.
“Siohvaughn has determined to just about be an absent father or mother to Zaya ALL ON HER OWN,” he wrote. “I can’t sit on my fingers this time and permit her to make a mockery of my dedication to my household. The excessive street has run out of actual property.”
CNN has reached out to Funches-Wade’s lawyer for remark.
A listening to relating to the case has been set in December.