Despite rumors and mumblings in the court system that she may soon turn herself in, the ex-wife of rapper Eminem remains a fugitive at large on two distinct drug cases and has lost custody of her daughter to the hip-hop star.
Warrants remain pending for the arrest of Kimberly S. Mathers, 28, of Clinton Township, and an order filed early this week in Macomb County Circuit Court ascribes temporary custody of her 7-year-old daughter to Marshall Bruce Mathers, aka rapper Eminem.
“(Eminem) shall have sole legal and physical custody of the minor child, Hailie … until she attains the age of 18 or until further order of the court,” an order signed by Circuit Judge Antonio P. Viviano states. “Kimberly Scott Mathers’ parenting time is suspended as long as she remains a fugitive, or until further order… .”
Mrs. Mathers has been missing since Nov. 1, when a tether placed on her for failing to appear in court on drug charges indicated she had left her restricted area. Judge John Chmura of 37th District Court issued a bench warrant for her arrest the following week.
John Courie, a Macomb County assistant prosecutor handling one of the cases against Mathers, said he has heard from another attorney claiming that she will turn herself in sometime later this month, but no official plans were made and as far as he knows she remains wanted for arrest.
“This new attorney had said he apparently talked to her and it’s all set,” Courie said. “But her current attorney, or previous one, supposedly knew nothing of it. So who knows?”
Michael J. Smith, an attorney who has been representing Mrs. Mathers in the drug cases, did not return repeated phone calls seeking comment this week.
The Warren drug case stems from a Sept. 29 hotel party raided by Warren police, who found marijuana and the designer drug ecstasy inside. Ms. Mathers did not have any drugs in her possession at the time, but police said she had rented the room and so she is charged with maintaining a drug house, a 2-year misdemeanor.
She also had a pending drug case from St. Clair Shores from earlier in the year, where police stopped the Cadillac Escalade she was driving and found cocaine allegedly belonging to her and another occupant in the vehicle.
She was placed on a tether after missing one or more previous court dates in that case before Macomb County Circuit Judge Edward Servitto. After she went missing again Nov.1, Servitto scheduled a show cause hearing in court the following week and then issued a bench warrant when she didn’t attend. Officials haven’t located her since, and Smith has said in the past he is concerned about his client.
“Mr. Mathers has no ill will toward her, and he wishes her well and hopes she is doing well,” said his divorce attorney, Harvey Hauer, who sought the custody change after she went missing. “But I have no knowledge of her current whereabouts.”
Mrs. Mathers shares one child, daughter Hailie, with Eminem and has one other child from another relationship, officials said this week