After news broke that former Miss Jamaica Universe, Yendi Phillipps, has filed for full custody of her child with dancehall entertainer, Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor, the artiste has hit back with allegations that he has been prevented from seeing his child for several months.
In a statement Chino said Yendi’s action has left him in shock. “It is unfortunate that when relationships fail the child is often used as a pawn … I won’t bash or give my opinions on the matter, I will only share facts. Firstly, and most importantly, I have not been able to see my daughter for almost five months,” the deejay said.
The deejay further stated; “Calls and texts have gone unanswered; suitcases of toys and clothing have remained unopened because neither I nor my family have been able to gain access to my daughter. Secondly, my attorneys have tried on numerous occasions to reach an amicable resolution to the matter, particularly my visiting rights, all of which have been declined by her.”
The deejay said that he is baffled, as most people are, about this situation.
Phillipps is asking the court to grant her custody, care and control of the child. She is also seeking $60,000 per month in maintenance. She is also further asking the court to order Chino to pay half of the child’s medical and educational expenses.
As part of the custody arrangement, Phillipps is seeking to ask the court to only grant the dancehall entertainer access to the child twice during the week for three hours and once every weekend for seven hours.
The former couple made headlines in 2012 after it was revealed that the 2010 Miss Jamaica Universe winner was pregnant with Chino’s child.