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Bobby Brown -- Too Broke to Get Out of Jail?

2/26/2007 6:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bobby BrownTMZ has learned that Bobby Brown is still sitting behind bars at Norfolk County House of Corrections in Massachusetts because, "He can't afford to pay his debt."

In an exclusive conversation with Brown's attorney, Phaedra Parks, TMZ was told that the former New Edition member is scrambling to figure out a way to come up with the $19,100 he owes in back child support payments to Kim Ward, the mother of two of his children.

"Mr. Brown is not financially able to make the payment to court," said Parks, adding that she is currently making her "best effort" to work out some sort of deal with the court.

When asked about the fortune he amassed during his days as a world famous musician, Parks replied, "He was an 80s icon, that was 20 years ago."

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31.

tanya davison    

Bet mama told him there'd be days like this....by tanya

2708 days ago
32.

OJ Did it!    

Right where the loser belongs.

2708 days ago
33.

Amy NY    

Mr Telephone Man...... LOL
He may have been a great celebrity of the 80`s but his most recent status was ONLY WHITNEYS HUSBAND. I hope he sits his ass in jail and rots for a while.
Whitney had saved him too many times....

2708 days ago
34.

trish    

For you young folks.........................Bobby is a prime example of why you need to NOT SCREW anything with two legs and do extensive planning for your future.
They need to put Bobbys face on a poster for a CRACK IS WACK campaign.

2708 days ago
35.

John C jackson    

Obviously he has issues. However, obviously his child support payments are too high. Even Whitney houston, who is/was the more current breadwinner is broke and had to have some of her houses foreclosed and belongings auctioned.

The thing is Bobby Brown hasnt had an album in 10 years and his last hit album was almost 15 years ago, He peaked in like 88-89. I know he was on 1 New Edition comeback that was a hit, but the money's not the same split 5-6 ways. And that was back in 96.

He shouldn't be paying child support on his 80s income level.

Whitney Houston, supposedly will even endup doing her next album for free because she hasnt recouped her Arista advance from 7+ years ago.

Singers who havent had albums in 10 years don't make money unless they are prolific song-writers or big time touring artists.

Britney Spears, take note!

2708 days ago
36.

carmen    

Missed you Ellis! Muah! You know, I can see a tiny little bit why you might want to comment on this story, simply for the fact that it involves a black man, nothing more. But why comment with such hatred? The last time I checked, Bobby Brown didn't kill, rape or mame anyone. He's just self destructing, with the operative word here being SELF. I don't read these boards everyday but, when I do, I can always go to a story about a black man and find you in it. You're funny.

2708 days ago
37.

Tom Cruise has landed    

Bobby Brown is a total loser. For some situations I would say that feel sorry for those who owe child support because the court imposes an unreasonable amount to pay monthly in child cupport. If the couple stays together, the payee wouldn't have it to spend on the child, but somehow if the couple breaks up all of a sudden the person can afford up to50% of their check to go to child support. But as for Brown, he is a total loser and would be begging for money right now if it weren;t for his past. It is annoying that taxpaying citizens are supporting this crackhead loser, but he deserves a little discomfort.

I have never heard of being able to garnish a spouses' wages. Ohio has some of the most ridiculous laws for shild support, but they can't go anywhere near a spouse's income. Sounds to me like people need to move out of Mass if that is the case. That is completely unacceptable.

2708 days ago
38.

Pam Anderson    

Leonard honey, relax,

If you read and reread my comment you may just realise that I was addressing you and Ellis, a wholly seperate and distinct individual. He and I also crossed paths debating the virtues of 50 and his traffic woes. Since both of my favorite guys posted regarding this article for the sake of efficiency I addressed you both in this same comment.

Furthermore, Lenny, if I really had impled that you were 'Ellis' that might actually improve your reputation and public image and therefore you would be unable to meet the 'damages' element of a libel action.

Talk soon!
White girl

2708 days ago
39.

Jennifer    

He's nothing but a thug, who thinks he's a cool badass, He's just another loser father who can't support his kids. Thank God Bobby Christine has whitney's money!!!

2708 days ago
40.

Tim    

First off the person named daddy, you are a moron, second off, Bobby Brown may not be the perfect father, but why he would not pay child-support that goes towards his own children blows my mind. I am glad the judge put him in jail because this should happen to all dead beat dads who wish not to pay child support etc. I say keep him in there until he realizes that he is not only hurting himself but his children as well!!!

2708 days ago
41.

shirliana    

FROM DAY ONE, BOBBY BROWN TOOK ADVANTAGE OF WITNEY'S FAME** MONEY**. HE KNOW HE OWED BACK SUPPORT... KEEP HIM IN THERE UNTIL HIS FAMILY COMES UP WITH THE MONEY. WITHNEY (WITHOUT) HIM LOOKS REAL GOOD. HE GOT HER INVOLVED IN DRUGS AND BOOZE. WHITNEY, PLEASE DO NOT DO ANYTHING FOR THIS MAN OF YOURS. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR KIDS... AND CONTINUE STAYING SOBBER.

2708 days ago
42.

Anti Matty    

PATHETIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS LOSER NEEDS TO GO TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOMEWHERE AND GET A REAL JOB LIKE 99.9% OF THE REST OF THE WORLD.

WHAT DID HE DO WITH THAT MONEY HE MADE FROM BEING BOBBY BROWN. SNORT IT!!!!

FU*% K ing LOSER!!!!

HIS SOON TO BE X WIFE, WHITNEY, IS LIVING OFF OF THAT OLD GUY CLIVE DAVIS WHO OWNS THE RECORD COMPANY. CLIVE FEELS SORRY FOR HER HAS BEEN ASS!

ZERO LOSER ZERO LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BOBBY GO WORK AT MCDONALDS AND PAY YOUR CHILD SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2708 days ago
43.

Ellis    

Hey White Girl, how lovely to hear from you again. Putting aside humanoid feces such as Bobby Brown, Fitty Cen and Eddie Murphy lets get to the more important issue. Are you still making the boys holla??

2708 days ago
44.

Pam Anderson    

You know it Ellis

2708 days ago
45.

scandalous    

BOBBY BROWN IS NOTHING MORE THAN A CRACK WHORE. THE OTHER
PART OF HIS CRACK TEAM-WHITNEY HOUSTON IS ALSO BROKE.
TWO CRACKHEADS NOT WORTH TALKING ABOUT.
SHE IS STILL AS SKINNY AS A STRING BEAN. AND HIS LIPS ARE ASHY FROM SUCKING ON THE CRACK PIPE.

2708 days ago
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