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Jermaine's Child Support Plea -- I'm Broke, No Joke

9/26/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jackson claims he can't afford to pay child support because his business is failing and his career is in the tank -- in fact, according to new legal docs, MJ's bro can barely make ends meet.

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Jermaine just filed new child support papers in L.A. County Superior Court -- obtained by TMZ -- grousing that he's expected to pay $3,000 a month in child support for sons Jaafar and Jermajesty ... even though his average monthly income for the last year has been under $1,100.

Jermaine is asking the judge to slash support payment to $215 a month.

According to the docs, Jermaine made a onetime appearance on "Big Brother" back in 2007, raking in a handsome $450,000 for his troubles -- but since then, Jermaine claims his business has floundered.

Jermaine claims his baby mama Alejandra not only earns more than him ... but she gets a free ride along with his kids at the Jackson compound, thanks to Katherine's generosity. Katherine has asked Alejandra to move her family into a nearby Jackson condo but Alejandra has refused and Katherine won't put her foot down.


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76.

onurassnow    

BULL TIHS!

OUT OF ALL THE LOW BALLING SCHEMES, THIS GUY WANTS TO LATCH ON TO MICHEAL`S MONEY AND NOT PROVIDE FOR HIS OWN DAMN KIDS.

THAT`S A MUSLIM FOR YA.

1386 days ago
77.

Brigha from UK    

31. I find it really quite sad that Jermaine and some of his bros..have nothing, after all their years in the "Jacksons".
Posted at 4:55 AM on Sep 26, 2010 by Lee lee
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I agree Lee lee.
What a shame it has come to this. They were the most talented family in the world and I hate to see it end this way.
People who are quick to sympathise with Michael over his 'childhood' seem to forget that the other brothers had to make the same sacrifices. Jermaine has been working since the age of ten and should be given credit for that.

1386 days ago
78.

Badjuju813    

Maybe he should do what other people do when they are broke. It is called finding a job. Last time I heard McDonalds is hiring.

1386 days ago
79.

mymjj5    

Jerfaar and Jermagesty have the right to be financially supported by their father. $3K per month is more than fair and affordable for Jermaine.

1386 days ago
80.

FLO    

Didnt CPS say that Alejandra & her kids ahad to move out cos it was her kids that got MJ's kids in trouble with the stun gun.
Kick her ass out and let Jermain have to privide for his kids.

1386 days ago
81.

dd    

And I'm sure he got paid for the reality series. Jermaine I hope by now you had a vasectomy. You are an embarrassment to your brothers memory, sell one of those expensive cars you're always riding around in.

1386 days ago
82.

sam    

another way to stick it to Michael, MJ has been supporting Jermaine's kids for years. Disgusting.

Alejandra should be forced of the estate.

1386 days ago
83.

sam    

Jermaine could get a regular job and support those kids.

1386 days ago
84.

Tellit    

I thought one of the stipulations of the Jaafar stun gun incident and the Child Protection investigations was that Ole Kate move the extra leeching brood out of the house? Remember all that overblown rigmarole?
Guess it's more foodstamps if she remains in the house.
I'll bet you anything some member of that household is pulling in foodstamps.

1386 days ago
85.

Tellit    

More lies from this worthless piece of deadbeat trash?!

Drives what?....a Bentley or RR?...is constantly jetting all over the world....always heavy gold on his wrists and nect....dressed to the nines.....making $$$....
sorryassed piece of lying trash.

Wanting it reduced to $215 a month.
Pitiful
Pathetic
TRASHY Creep
Jermy Deadbeat F'er
(but then.. it's par....he is a Jackson)

1386 days ago
86.

mspaap    

Jermaine doesn't have Mikes money to support his children anymore.

Michael's children's money is protected and Katherine, bless her heart, can't take care of all of his children for him anymore.

I'm so glad Mike had the foresight to protect his children's $$$

1386 days ago
87.

aston    

Katherine Jackson's lawsuit against AEG, CNN article:
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/09/16/jackson.aeg.lawsuit/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Randy Phillips (and who else?) met with Michael and Murray and told Michael if he didn't do every rehearsal, regardless of how sick he felt, they'd pull the plug to the concerts. That would mean no comeback, no income, no way to start clearing the debts, and losing the last ties to Neverland.

If this is accurate, there's no way around that AEG's responsibility for Michael's death is huge. That's why Michael said to the chef: "You have to keep me healthy, they're killing me with those rehearsals."

Why did they treat him like this? They knew a healthy Michael wouldn't only not miss rehearsals, he'd never leave - he loved performing and he wanted to control everything. Instead of treating him like a naughty child, they should have listened to him and postponed the concerts. And I think that they were aware of that, but preferred to gamble. Michael had nothing to put up against them.

Ortega in TII struck me as being oddly embarrassed and overly friendly towards Michael. I think now we know why he was embarrassed - he knew he was not doing the right thing.

1386 days ago
88.

Tellit    

Jermie....
You're not broke....
but you are a joke.

Geezz...
ugly just runs in that family.
(remember...every damn one of them with the exceptions maybe of Tito, and Marlon....have been under the blade numerous times..but to no avail...they're all still damn assed UGLY)

1386 days ago
89.

Angela    

I'm calling BS on this one. He claims $1100, but he's not talking about what he pulling from a trust fund. Like MJ's mom would let any of her sons go broke. Please, that family is loaded. He's just being a cheap b*stard.

1386 days ago
90.

T    

C'mon TMZ - post the do***ents so we can see them!

1386 days ago
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