Mel B Wants Eddie Murphy To Pay More Child Support, Alleges Her Income Has ‘Drastically Reduced’
Mel B, real name Melanie Brown, asked for a January court hearing over their current agreement. She reportedly plans to request more child support and wants Eddie Murphy to show how much he makes. She also requested that Eddie Murphy pay her lawyer fees.
Mel B said she’s asking for more financial support because her income has “drastically reduced.”
Her legal team, Erica Lubans and Bruce Cooperman said:
“Eddie and Melanie have both established careers in the entertainment industry. Melanie is a singer, songwriter and television personality. Eddie is a legendary comedian and actor. Until recently, Melanie has been fortunate in her career to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for herself and Angel. Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time.”
They added that taking Eddie Murphy to court was the only option left after Mel B allegedly made
“numerous efforts to resolve this case without court intervention without any success.”
“Melanie was left with no choice but to file this.”
Mel B was given sole physical custody over their child back in 2009. Eddie Murphy was ordered to pay $25,000 a month, plus the child’s health insurance and any related costs, as well as educational fees.
Mel B’s attorney said he’s “failed” to keep up his end of the agreement.
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