Phoenix Suns' Josh Jackson Accused of Getting 5-Month-Old Daughter High
Joshua Jackson has issued a statement denying claims of the mother of his five-month-old child regarding his use of marijuana around the baby. She suspects he may have gotten the child high and wants him to take a drug test.
Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson may have to do some damage control after the mother of his five-month-old child accused him of not only using marijuana but getting their baby high on it.
JACKSON IS ACCUSED OF USING WHILE BABYSITTING
Jackson, who was just in the headlines last month for fleeing arrest denies the allegations of Lorena Villena, who filed a complaint at the Maricopa Court regarding Jackson’s endangerment of their child.
Villela claims the NBA player used marijuana while their child was staying with him and as a result, left the baby smelling like the drug and with a high.
Villela observed their baby was “very lethargic” and “appeared to be high.” She said her eyelids would only open halfway.
BABY'S MOTHER DETAILS DISCOVERY OF JACKSON'S NEGLIGENCE
The 41-year-old mother stated in her court documents that upon arriving at Jackson’s home to visit their child on May 20, she “noticed a large marijuana blunt on the coffee table.” It was “in plain sight,” she added.
Two days later, Villela observed their baby was “very lethargic” and “appeared to be high.” She said her eyelids would only open halfway. By then, their baby had spent more time with Jackson prompting Villela to suspect the child’s extended exposure to marijuana caused her to be that way.
Jackson refuses to take a drug test and denies ever using marijuana around their child.
JACKSON RESISTS DRUG TEST AND ISSUES DENIAL
Along with her allegations, Villela is requesting the court to subject Jackson to a drug test to prove her story. She insists she’s not trying to destroy his reputation and neither is she after his money. Her only concern is the welfare of their child.
“Josh Jackson categorically denies the defamatory and deeply upsetting allegations. He would never endanger the well-being of his daughter, or any other child. Period.
However, Jackson refuses to take a drug test and denies ever using marijuana around their child. It is important to note that marijuana use is prohibited among NBA players unless for medical reasons. Jackson has no medical record requiring him to use cannabis.
A statement issued by his legal team following Villena’s claims reads,
“Josh Jackson categorically denies the defamatory and deeply upsetting allegations. He would never endanger the well-being of his daughter, or any other child. Period. We look forward to clearing Josh’s name as swiftly as possible and continuing to pursue justice for his daughter.”
Villela has quite the rap sheet too. In 2017, she was convicted of child abuse and domestic violence. She allegedly spanked her two children with a wool belt repeatedly.
THE BABY'S PARENTS' HAVE QUITE THE RAP SHEET
Jackson’s legal troubles seem to be building up. Last month, he was arrested after trying to resist the police who came after him for attempting entry into the VIP area of the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami without valid access. He was charged with escaping and resisting an officer.
In 2016, he was also charged with criminal property damage after an alleged altercation with a woman resulted in damages to her car.
Meanwhile, Villela has quite the rap sheet too. In 2017, she was convicted of child abuse and domestic violence. She allegedly spanked her two children with a wool belt repeatedly.
With both parents’ track record with authorities, the concern of the court should be the best interest of their child. If indeed, Jackson is proven to be negligent in upholding his child’s welfare and with Villela’s conviction, that child may be whisked away from both of them.