– Michy Batshuayi has been taken to court by his ex lover over failure to pay for maintenance
– Gitte Van Der Elst accused the Chelsea star of not paying maintenance fees for their daughter
– Batshuayi’s lawyer blamed the player’s representatives for the missed contributions
Belgium international Michy Batshuayi who plays for Chelsea has been dragged to court by his ex girlfriend Gitte Van Der Elst for an alleged failure to pay for child maintenance.
After he decided to part ways with Van Elst, Batshuayi was ordered to be paying monthly sum for maintenance and for the care of his two-year-old daughter.
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But according to the report on UK Sun, the forward has been accused of missing two of £2,067 remittances and being late with several others.
Gitte Elst is said to have reported the situation last week where hearing was given on the issue.
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According to the Belgian law, family abandonment and failure to pay for maintenance is punishable by up to six months in jail with fine.
The player’s lawyer Monville said payments were now up to date and blamed his representatives for the missed contributions.
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Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned by Judge Suzy Vanhoonacker until February when a verdict will be delivered.
Chelsea are currently occupying fourth position on the Premier League standings with 39 points after 23 games played this term.
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