Brendan Fraser Broke, Can't Afford $900,000 Child Support Payment To Ex-Wife
Brendan Fraser is allegedly struggling to make do.
The former "Mummy" star went to a Connecticut court to try and reduce his annual $900,000 child support payment to his ex-wife Afton Smith, insisting he can no longer afford it, the New York Post reports. The 44-year-old actor explained that he no longer earns enough to justify the amount. But, his ex isn't buying it.
According to the Post, Smith went to court earlier this month and accused Fraser of "fraud" for reportedly hiding $9 million in new film contracts when they settled their divorce in Feb. 2009. During proceedings, Fraser claimed that he was set to make $0 (zero dollars) from acting in the coming years, later admitting he said that because he had no definite movie deals at the time. But since then, Fraser has made a handful of films, some of which haven't been released yet, including "Gimme Shelter," "A Case of You" and "Split Decision."
Still, the "George of the Jungle" actor cited numerous medical issues for putting a "considerable" limit on his ability to earn money and star in as many flicks as he used to.
Fraser has three young sons -- Griffin, 10, Holden, 8, and Leland, 6 -- with his former wife of nine years, whom he met in 1993 at a barbecue thrown by Winona Ryder. He is set to take the stand and testify at Stamford Superior Court later this month.
The Huffington Post has reached out to Fraser's team concerning the court battle.