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Pilar Sanders has lost custody of her two sons and had her child support payments slashed in half as she continues her divorce/custody battle with former NFL great Deion Sanders.

The end of the year hasn’t been looking great for Pilar Sanders, the estranged wife of Deion Sanders.  On Wednesday, she lost temporary custody of her two sons and had her child support slashed from $10,500 to $5,500 a month, according to Page Six.  Though Pilar retains custody of the couple’s daughter (Deion has visitation rights) it’s another crushing blow to her.

Devastated about the decision, Pilar said, “I am sad that Deion has been able to keep my boys away from me since Oct. 26 — no Halloween, no Thanksgiving — and now he is threatening to keep them away from me for Christmas. . . . He is using our innocent children as a pawn in this ugly, ugly divorce.”

Her publicist, Kali Bowyer, said, “Pilar has become a victim of Deion’s celebrity status, which has swayed the courts and blinded justice . . . It has become evident at this point that there is an absolute prejudice against Pilar, and this has become a completely one-sided court circus.”

The way the case is playing out seems pretty similar to that of Usher vs. Tameka Raymond and does make one question whether celebrity status plays a role in how cases are decided.  We see this didn’t end well for Tameka and Pilar may be walking the same plank.

So what’s her next move?  Pilar’s attorney is trying to have the couple’s 13-year marriage annulled and have all their assets declared community property. They’ll meet back in court to fight over custody on January 9, 2013.  Good luck on that annulment.

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