Complaint Involving Nets Star Jason Kidd, Wife Filed in New Jersey Family Court

Published January 09, 2007

| Associated Press

A complaint involving New Jersey Nets star Jason Kidd and his wife has been filed in family court, authorities in their hometown confirmed Tuesday.

The police department served papers in connection with the complaint, Lt. Tim Haruthunian said. He declined to say who was served or to give details of the complaint, saying that family court matters are not public.

Haruthunian did say the department has not had other involvement with Jason Kidd, 33, or his wife of 10 years, Joumana Kidd, 34. "We have had no interaction with them at all," he said.

The Record of Bergen County reported in Tuesday's newspapers that Jason Kidd accused his wife of mistreating their three children and filed a domestic violence complaint Monday in state Superior Court in Hackensack.

Efforts on Monday to reach Kidd's agent, Jeff Schwartz, were not successful.

Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, a lawyer representing the point guard, did not immediately return a message Tuesday seeking comment.

In remarks to The Record, she said, "It has been painful for Jason Kidd to watch the effect of his wife's behavior on their children."

The Kidds were involved in a domestic violence matter six years ago, when he was playing for the Phoenix Suns.

Jason Kidd was arrested in January 2001 after his wife told police he hit her during an argument over their son, Trey Jason (T.J.), who was 2 at the time. Kidd pleaded guilty to spousal abuse, was fined $200, and ordered to take anger management training.

Besides T.J., the Kidds have twin daughters, Miah and Jazelle.

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