Love & Hip Hop star Stevie J was supposed to be going to JAIL yesterday, but a NY judge had MERCY on him. Instead, Stevie will be going to rehab, and then will be on house arrest. The NY prosecutors wanted to lock him up for a violation of his bail. Stevie is currently out on bail as he faces charges, but the feds say that he owes $1.1 million in child support.
Here is what the NY Post's Page Six is reporting:
Reality TV star and Grammy-winning record producer Steven Jordan was ordered to rehab followed by home detention for violating the terms of his bail.
It’s the second time the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star, aka Stevie J, has been hauled into Manhattan federal court for using drugs while awaiting trial for failure to pay over $1 million in child support.
Judge Debra Freeman warned Jordan that next time he’s caught, he will likely go straight to prison.
“It may be a bit of a shock for you. You are really testing the limits of the court’s patience,” she said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew DeFilippis said Jordan failed multiple drugs tests, including in June and August, and that he has missed many more testing appointments. The Atlanta resident also flew to Buffalo, NY, without permission and has “adamantly denied” his drug use, DeFilippis told the judge.
“The government is really at a loss for any solution,” DeFilippis said in asking that Stevie J be locked up — a request the judge denied.