Video: BBWives Draya Michele Says Son Never Taken From Her..Police Say Otherwise



Listen no one is perfect.  We all make mistakes.  We have all had trials and tribulations.  We have all done things that we regret.  The one thing you don’t want to do is compound your mistakes by lying about them.

I have nothing against Draya.  I don’t care if she was a stripper or dated a bunch of athletes and entertainers.  That is her business and her life.  If that is what makes her happy more power to her.

But when you lie on your child, don’t be surprised if someone calls you out.  It wasn’t gossip blogs or people trying to slander you that caused you to get arrested.  It was your poor decisions.  Here is what the POLICE had to say about why Draya was arrested, you might be shocked by what you read.

A 7-year-old Wyomissing boy was coming home from school to an empty apartment and spending nights alone while his mother worked in Philadelphia, borough police said Friday.

The boy told police that he would get off the bus most days and wait for someone to leave or enter the gated parking garage under the apartment complex in the 100 block of North Park Road so he could get into the building, police said.

His mother, Andraya M. Howard, 25, would leave the apartment door unlocked and microwave dinners in the freezer for him, they said.

Police arrested Howard at the apartment Thursday night on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

She remained free on $25,000 bail after arraignment before District Judge Ann L. Young in Reading Central Court.

According to court records:

A policeman found the boy alone in a disheveled apartment Dec. 16 about 2 a.m. after the boy called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers he was home alone.

He told Patrolman Kevin M. Quinter that he called his mother’s cell phone about 20 times to find out where she was. He last spoke to her when he called her after getting off the bus. She said she was at a tanning salon and would be home soon.

The apartment looked like it had been ransacked, with women’s undergarments scattered throughout the living room. A small dog was in a cage, and dog feces and dog urine were in several places in the apartment.

While Quinter talked to the boy, the youth got a TV dinner from the freezer, stood on the counter and put it into the microwave.

Police called the boy’s grandmother, who took him home.

She said she had been watching her grandson while Howard went to her job overnight in Philadelphia, but she had not been baby-sitting the boy for a few months.

Howard, who said she worked as a model, returned home about 8:45 a.m. and police told her that her son was in the care of the county Children and Youth Services while they investigated.

Police did not know the status of the child Friday.

They charged Howard on Dec. 30, but did not immediately arrest her because she agreed to surrender to sheriff’s deputies.

When she didn’t, police went to the apartment and arrested her.

You want people to give you the benefit of the doubt Draya, then you are going to need to be a woman and own up to your mistakes. Because this report here, didn’t come from any gossip blogs, TMZ or BSO it came from a police report that INTERVIEWED YOUR SON & MOTHER.

If even 15% of what your son said was true, that is awful on so many levels, you should consider yourself lucky people tend to forgive pretty faces.

You have an opportunity with your Basketball Wives platform to show people you aren’t what we think you are.

So far you are failing miserably, do better.

For those who think this is a made up report here is your proof.

Also you can download the PDF of the case here.

Draya also had a naked pic that was released today.




  1. We ALL make mistakes, commit acts of poor judgment, do things we wished we wouldn’t have, have probably done some things we hope to God that noone ever finds out about. I don’t agree with what Draya did but why do we often want to continue punishing someone for something that they will ultimately have to live with? Draya will have to explain (if she already hasn’t) to her son why she did what she did and that is between them to work out. If her son never forgives her or even if he does then that’s their business. I think that sometimes some of us (I’ve done it too) often play the judge and jury as if we have never ever committed any wrongs and the fact that we all have. @Nikki I understand what you are saying about the kid’s father but we don’t know the circumstances involving why he isn’t around (at least I don’t). Draya’s lapse in poor judgment aside..maybe she doesn’t want him around, or maybe he chose not to be around but whatever it is at that particular time she had custody of him and so she is the one held responsible for his health and safety.

  2. “Howard, who said she worked as a model, returned home about 8:45 a.m. and police told her that her son was in the care of the county Children and Youth Services while they investigated.”

    It states right there that he was taken from her… did yall skip that part?

    • Having been (and still is) on the caretaker side of this type of situation, Children and Youth services (it’s called Child Protective Services where I’m from) does NOT have custody of this child. Since the little boy was able to give the police a number for his grandmother, that’s where he went. Once they got Draya, she had to sign a Voluntary Short term Placement form which states that the grandmother is responsible for the boys welfare. This is only temporary and until she goes through whatever classes the Department requires her to go through.
      There’s a LONG process before a child is actually “taken” from their parent. I’ve been through it and is actually going through it again now.

      • How is it the grandmother’s fault? We don’t know why she stopped babysitting. How do you she didn’t try to help Draya and Draya didn’t abuse that help or take advantage of her.

        As for whether or not her child was “taken” from her, he was. CPS removed the child from the home and opened a case on her. The little boy was lucky enough to have a grandmother who loved him enoug to show up and take responsibility for him. Otherwise, he would have been placed in foster care while they investigated. Either way it goes, the boy was not allowed to remain in the home with her and was removed from the filthy house and placed in the care of a responsible adult. In my book, that constitutes having him “taken” from her.

    • But it also said grandmom took him home!!! Did they know where he was??? And if it were as bad as it’s made out to be y isn’t anyone mad at the officer who thought it was a good idea to not arrest her immediately???? They let her decide when she was arrested but everyone is worried about her decision when it should be the authorities decisions should be questioned!!!

  3. Wow Robert,

    I feel sorry for her child. Hopefully, she learned from her mistake and can move forward. I hope the child can also move forward…. Maybe some counseling or something might help the kid.

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