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Brendan Fraser Broke, Can't Afford $900,000 Child Support Payment To Ex-Wife

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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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.



by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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jltplk25
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM

 Wow.

1boy1girlmama
by Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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Sad. Who need 900,000 a year to raise 3 kids?? Seriously??

.Bubbles.
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:23 PM
That is a ridiculous amount in child support especially for an actor who doesn't have regular work.
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msalice_21
by Bronze Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM
Agreed!! ^^^^^ the wife sounds greedy
sara_7106
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 3:41 PM
For sure


Quoting msalice_21:

Agreed!! ^^^^^ the wife sounds greedy

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BeachMommy07
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM


Quoting 1boy1girlmama:

Sad. Who need 900,000 a year to raise 3 kids?? Seriously??



BeachMommy07
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM
Quoting .Bubbles.:

That is a ridiculous amount in child support especially for an actor who doesn't have regular work.


jbyrd898
by Jessica on Feb. 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM

I havent seen him in anything lately.

merryvoice
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM
That's too bad. He's one of my favorite actors.
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monjerm01
by Monica on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM
I agree.. That's a ridiculous amount!!


Quoting 1boy1girlmama:

Sad. Who need 900,000 a year to raise 3 kids?? Seriously??


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