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Jermaine Jackson -- I Don't Make Squat

2/6/2009 8:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jeramaine JacksonJermaine Jackson thinks $3,000 per month is too damn much for child support ... for a guy who only barely made $10,000 in all of 2008.

In a desperate attempt to save himself some cash, Jermaine filed legal papers with the L.A. County courts Wednesday, claiming he hasn't made diddly squat since 2007 -- when he raked in $450,000 to appear on the U.K. version of "Big Brother."

Jermaine claims the current monthly amount he's required to fork over to his ex wife Alejandra Jackson is unfair, because his income from"Big Brother" was a factor when he agreed to pay $3,000 per month in child support in May 2008. Now Jermaine claims he can't afford to keep up the payment because he's had a "significant change of circumstance" -- and only makes $892.75 per month.

Jermaine claims on his current salary, he can barely afford to pay for clothes, laundry, groceries and a tutor for his kids, Jaafar and Jermajesty. Oh, and he also claims he's so strapped for cash, that Alejandra needs to pay his legal fees too.

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16.

Lala    

Trigger, puhleeeeeze!

1982 days ago
17.

maggot    

He can get a job as a postman delivering the mail...job security.
Steady work you big loafer.

1982 days ago
18.

A Real Housewife from Compton    

17. He can get a job as a postman delivering the mail...job security.
Steady work you big loafer.

Nope, the Post Office is cutting back on staff.

But they are opening a Penzey's Spices in Santa Monica and a Costco Delivery Center in Hawthorne. In and Out burgers is ALWAYS hiring. So assuming that they pay at least $11/hour @ 40 hrs a week, he can bring home at least 2500/month - after taxes!

1982 days ago
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Oppsishitedovertherainbowtofindthepotofgold    

OMFG! toofastforyou! will you marry me? I love you with all my heart.

1982 days ago
20.

j jones    

Just saw him and a female compainion shopping at Norstroms in the new West Hills Mall. He didn't look like he was hurting. I didn't see the car he was driving......but they were shopping.

1982 days ago
21.

Mark    

"Jermaine claims on his current salary, he can barely afford to pay for clothes, laundry, groceries and a tutor for his kids, Jaafar and Jermajesty", WTF if he named his kids something normal they wouldn't need a tudor, it probabaly takes three months for the poor children to spell their names.

1982 days ago
22.

tuna marie    

the jackson family are all has beens now. no one cares anymore.

1982 days ago
23.

Jerry Martin    

How in the hell did that idiot and the rest of his worthless brain dead family spend all that money they used to rake in? If a single person in that joke of a family had even a single living brain cell none of them would have to worry about money for the rest of their lives.

1982 days ago
24.

Biff    

BOO-HOO Jermaine Jackson, you LOSER. You can always stand out on Melrose ave, in Hollywood, theres plenty of work there.

1982 days ago
25.

drummersfool    

Let's do some math.. He made $450,000.00 in 2007. He agreed to $3,000.00 month, $3,000.00 x 12 + $36,000.00. $450,000.00 - $36,000.00 = $414,000.00. Yet Mr. J is now broke and earning less than $1,000.00/year, What a difference a year makes. Hmm.

1982 days ago
26.

Rich    

irresponsible slime bag

you know you mooch off of your siblings so cut the crap and pay up plastic man

1982 days ago
27.

Womb for one    

Not his kids fault he can't manage his money. He knew he had that amount of support to pay, he shouldn't have pissed away his earnings. He can wash his clothes by hand and go on a diet but don't punish the kids because you're a loser (those names are lifetime punishment enough!)

1982 days ago
28.

GiveMeABreak    

Poor pitiful soul. He should have saved for a rainy day. But like many who spend, spend, spend during the good times; and then don't want to be responsible during the bad.

1982 days ago
29.

Nicki    

Jermajesty...um, ok...

1982 days ago
30.

C    

I also see him rolling around town in his new white ROLLS!!!! I hear he doesn't pay people he owes money either.

1982 days ago
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