ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. A judge issued a bench warrant today for Eminem’s ex-wife after she missed two court appearances in a cocaine possession case.
Kimberly Mathers is accused of possessing up to 25 grams of cocaine, driving with a suspended licence and unsafe driving near a stopped emergency vehicle. She was expected to stand trial next month.
Mathers, 28, failed to appear Monday at her arraignment in Macomb County Circuit Court, Assistant Prosecutor David Portuesi said. The judge gave her until this morning to appear, then issued a bench warrant when she failed to show up.
Portuesi said he didn’t know where Mathers was. A telephone message was left at the office of her lawyer, Michael Smith of Sterling Heights.
The former wife of the Grammy-winning rapper has been free on bond since her June 10 arrest. She’s also under a judge’s orders to be tested for drugs every two weeks.
Police probably wouldn’t search for Mathers, Portuesi said. Prosecutors could charge her with absconding while on bond or contempt of court, but that was also unlikely, he said.
St. Clair Shores police say an officer stopped Mathers after she allegedly failed to properly merge with other cars before a construction barricade and steer clear of a police car. After arresting her on the driving charges, police said they found cocaine on her and in the car.
Mathers and the rap star, whose legal name is Marshall Mathers III, married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. They have a daughter together, Hailie Jade.
Eminem has rapped in his songs about killing his ex-wife. In ’97 Bonnie and Clyde, he talks about stuffing her body in a trunk.