06/17/2013 01:48 pm ET Updated Jun 17, 2013

Allen Iverson Abducted His Kids, Says Former NBA Star's Ex-Wife: Report


Allen Iverson's ex-wife says the former NBA star has abducted his five kids.

According to TMZ, Tawanna Iverson, who has sole custody, allowed her ex-husband to take their children on a vacation to Charlotte, N.C., in May. However, she alleges the kids -- aged between 3 and 16 -- were never brought back to her.

Tawanna Iverson, who believes that the former NBA All-Star is housing their kids at a hotel in Georgia, has filed legal documents to force her ex-husband to return the children, the celebrity news website reports.

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Earlier this month, Allen Iverson found himself in hot water with his ex-wife when she told a court that the basketball star had failed to pay $40,000 in child support.

At his divorce hearing in February, Iverson was lambasted by a judge for his poor parenting skills.

"[Allen Iverson] does not know how to manage [his five] children," said the judge, according to QMI. "[He] has little interest in learning to manage the children and has actually, at times, been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development."

As the Washington Post reported in April, Iverson has been plagued with troubles -- including money woes and rumors of alcoholism -- since retiring from the NBA three years ago.

“He has hit rock bottom, and he just hasn’t accepted it yet,” former Philadelphia 76ers teammate Roshown McLeod told the Post.