HOUSTON – The attorney of the woman claiming to pregnant with Arian Foster’s child says negotiations are underway to reach a settlement in the case.
Brittany Norwood, a 20-year-old University of Houston student, says she had no idea the Houston Texans running back was married with children when the two began a romance last summer. She said they were first intimate at Hotel ZaZa, where Foster was staying during training camp, and that they also spent a week together in California in November while Foster was recovering from back surgery. Norwood sold photos of them together in California to TMZ.
The fling ended and turned ugly after Norwood told Foster that she was pregnant. Norwood said Foster and his brother immediately began pressuring her to get an abortion, something she was against.
“He’s like, ‘You can’t have this, you can’t have this kid, like, we cannot bring a child into this, like, think about my kids,’” Norwood said.
She said Foster began sending text messages urging her to end the pregnancy.
“You just can’t bring a life into this world under these circumstances. It’s not fair to anyone. It’s not just about you,” read one message, according to Norwood.
Norwood’s attorneys filed for a temporary restraining order against Foster and on Tuesday, Harris County Family Court Judge James Lombardino ruled that neither side can harass the other while the case plays out in court.
Foster’s attorney filed a motion asking the judge for a gag order. He claims Norwood was planning to produce a reality show about being pregnant with the NFL star’s baby. The judge denied the attorney’s request.
Norwood said the baby is a boy and he’s due in June. She said Foster hasn’t helped with her medical bills. Her attorneys want to force Foster to submit to DNA tests to prove he is the father.
Norwood’s attorney said she is no longer speaking to the media while talks go on between both parties. They are hoping to reach a mutual agreement soon.