Glory Johnson, who was "extremely hurt and blindsided" by Brittney Griner's decision to annul their month-old marriage in June, is seeking spousal support from Griner, according to court documents obtained by ESPN.
Johnson requested $20,000 per month in spousal support and a $10,000 advancement in attorney fees from Griner, according to court papers filed June 29 in Maricopa County, Ariz.
Johnson, who announced last month she is pregnant with twins, claimed in the filing she is in need of financial support because of expenses tied to their May wedding, moving costs and in vitro fertilization procedures, the report said. She also claimed she is unable to earn income in another profession due to her "high risk pregnancy" that will keep her out of professional basketball until next year. In addition, the report said she wants Griner to continue making payments on a Mercedes she purchased for Johnson.
In her annulment petition, Griner said she was unaware of Johnson undergoing an IVF procedure to become pregnant and said their marriage was "based on fraud" and "a mistake." Griner claims she should not be required to pay spousal support due to the brief duration of their marriage. She is also seeking for Johnson to pay for her attorney fees, ESPN reported.
Griner and Johnson were married May 8, two weeks after they allegedly got into a fight at their home in Phoenix and were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct charges.
Each player was suspended seven games by the WNBA. Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, returned to the team June 27 after serving her suspension. Johnson is set to serve her suspension at the start of next season.
Griner played a key role in helping the Mercury capture last year's WNBA title. She finished second on the team in scoring behind Diana Taurasi, averaging 15.6 points and eight rebounds per game.
Johnson, who played for the Tulsa Shock, averaged 14.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game last season.