Brendan Fraser ‘Broke’: Star Requests Reduced Alimony Payments
Brendan Fraser is “broke” and is asking for reduced alimony and child support payments. The Mummy star was once a huge Hollywood box office draw, but is now claiming he can no longer afford the court mandated payments.
The 44-year-old actor was once worth $45 million, according to Radar Online. Fraser is currently one of the stars s in Escape from Planet Earth, an animated movie. The George of the Jungle leading man reportedly asked a Connecticut court to reduce his annual alimony payment to Afton Smith because he can’t afford to pay the bill. Fraser reportedly pays Smith $900,000 per year.
Afton Smith and Brendan Fraser settled their divorce in 2009. Smith feels that her ex-husband is hiding money from her, according to the Daily Mail. Although he agreed to the specified alimony payments at the time, he now maintains he isn’t earning the big Hollywood bucks he once did.
The couple reportedly met during a backyard BBQ in 1993 at Winona Ryder’s house. The romance apparently began blooming not long after Fraser moved to Los Angeles. Brandon Fraser has three boys with Afton Smith – Leland,6, Holden, 8, and Griffin, 10.
During the court proceeding, Fraser cited a multiple medical issues as the reason his career appears to have hit a plateau. The Mummy star is also currently embroiled in a legal tussle with producer Todd Moyer. Fraser is accused of physical attacking the producer in 2012. Brendan was the first to start the court paperwork shuffling when he filed a lawsuit against Moyer. The suit claims the producer delayed production on a movie in which Fraser was slated to appear.
Brendan Fraser films soon to be released include Case of You and Gimme Shelter.