Dennis Rodman can’t afford to pay more than $800,000 in back child support … because he’s dead ass broke — this according to new court documents.
Dennis’ ex-wife Michelle Moyer- Rodman filed new papers this month, claiming The Worm owes $808,935 in unpaid child support for his 9- and 10-year-old children — and an additional $51,441 in unpaid spousal support.
But Dennis’ attorney responded to the filing, insisting there’s no way the Chicago Bulls legend can pay those bills — because “Respondent Dennis Rodman is broke and cannot afford any additional fees.”
According to his lawyer, Dennis is also “extremely sick” and just isn’t making the same bank he made back in his heyday. The lawyer does not specify the nature of Rodman’s illness.
According to Dennis’ lawyer, the giant child support figure is based on an order Michelle obtained a while ago behind his back — requiring Rodman to pay $50,000 a month in child support … an order Dennis has been fighting since 2010.
Dennis’ lawyer insists the monthly amount is “unjustified” because it isn’t based on Dennis’ actual income … it’s based on ludicrous estimates made by Michelle’s attorney.
51-year-old Rodman is due in court today for a contempt hearing — stemming from the child support bill — and he could be sentenced to 20 days in jail for failure to make payments. According to, TMZ
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Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2012 @ 6:05 p.m PST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – According to Reuters, The estranged daughter of ailing screen legend Zsa Zsa Gabor is set to ask a Los Angeles court on Tuesday to appoint a conservator to oversee her 95 year-old mother’s affairs, her attorney said on Tuesday.
In the latest round of a bitter dispute between Francesca Hilton and Gabor’s 9th husband, Frederick Von Anhalt, Hilton says she fears that Gabor is being isolated from her family and that her financial affairs may be exploited.
Gabor is bedridden in her Bel Air home and is fed by a tube after suffering a stroke, breaking her hip and having a leg amputated. She has been in and out of hospitals repeatedly in the last two years and is cared for by von Anhalt.
Hilton’s lawyer claimed in a statement that she had recently discovered Gabor’s home is in default over missed mortgage payments and that von Anhalt recently secured a $700,000 loan against the property.
Hilton, 64, Gabor’s daughter from her second marriage to hotel baron Conrad Hilton, wants to have a court decide “what is best for her mother, to determine whether Zsa Zsa is getting the best care she can afford, whether Zsa Zsa is being isolated or allowed to be with family and friends who love her, and whether her funds are being managed in her best interests.”
Von Anhalt could not immediately be reached for comment.
Attorney Kenneth Kossoff said that “in spite of her conflicts with von Anhalt, Francesca has been hoping he had Zsa Zsa’s interests at heart.
“However, having just recently learned that he took out a $700,000 loan, and that there was a notice of default recorded against the property in late February 2012 because he apparently has not been paying Zsa Zsa’s mortgage payment, it became clear to Francesca that if she did not seek to protect her mother, no one else would.”
The conservatorship petition, to be presented in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, will allow the court to investigate Gabor’s health, assets and total environment.
Hungarian-born Gabor starred in 1950s films “Moulin Rouge” and “Lili” and became a fixture on the Hollywood celebrity circuit by virtue of her multiple marriages to wealthy men.
Francesca Hilton, an actress and writer, has been estranged from her mother since a 2005 lawsuit involving family finances that was dismissed by a Los Angeles judge.
In the past year, Von Anhalt has put their Bel Air mansion up for sale for $15 million, announced plans to auction Gabor’s fur coats to help pay for her medical care and claimed that he plans to give Gabor another baby through egg donation, artificial insemination and a surrogate mother.
(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
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Posted: Wednesday February 29, 2012 @2:25 P.M PST
Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor reckless driving in connection with his arrest in Moreno Valley last summer on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Under a plea agreement, King was sentenced to 20 days home detention and ordered to wear an ankle bracelet to monitor his movement. Authorities agreed to drop two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, although King was fined $500, ordered to complete a nine-month sobriety education program and placed on three years probation, according to John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney.
King entered his plea through a court appointed public defender and was not present during the hearing.
In July, King was driving a 1994 Mitsubishi when he was pulled over by a traffic officer in Moreno Valley, about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Following his July arrest, King told CNN he was under the influence of a “medical marijuana prescription” but denied driving while intoxicated.
According to Riverside County prosecutors, King’s blood alcohol reading was 0.06 percent, which is below the 0.08 legal limit in California.
“He was driving while intoxicated and found to have a measurable amount of alcohol in his system. However, we believe we would have been unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury that his blood-alcohol content was 0.08 percent or higher,” Hall said. King did not respond to calls for comment.
King’s 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers after a traffic stop left him with skull fractures and brain and kidney damage. It was captured on video by a nearby resident, and four officers were indicted as a result. Their trial the following year led to three acquittals and a mistrial in the predominantly white suburb of Simi Valley, verdicts that set off three days of riots in African-American neighborhoods.
By the time it was over, 55 people were dead, more than 2,000 were hurt, and property damage exceeded $1 billion. Two of the officers were later convicted of federal civil rights charges, and King won $3.8 million in damages from the city in a civil suit.
King was on parole for robbery at the time of the beating and has had several run-ins with the law in the ensuing years. He served a 90-day jail term in 1996 for a hit-and-run involving his wife at the time, and he pleaded guilty in 2004 to reckless driving and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
In March, he was cited for driving without a license after being pulled over in Arcadia, California.
In a 2011 CNN documentary, King spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon about his struggle with alcohol abuse. “I’ll always have an issue when it comes to alcohol. My dad was an alcoholic, the addiction part is in my blood,” King said. “What I’ve learned to do is to arrest my addiction. Arrest it myself, so I don’t get arrested.”