Dwight Howard's Baby Mama -- Our Son Is Still Terrified Of Him

Dwight Howard's ex Royce Reed is FURIOUS that the NBA star is off the hook in his child abuse case ... telling close friends their 6-year-old son is still "terrified" of his father. Howard was investigated by the Atlanta Police Dept. for allegedly hitting his son with a belt buckle last year. They ultimately decided to drop the case. One source telling TMZ that Reed is, "extremely upset by the way the system neglected to defend her son." Adding, "She never asked for Dwight to be arrested. She asked for him to get help and take parenting classes. Her child is terrified of his father."