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Roseanne's Ex:

She Made Me Pay for Costco!

10/21/2010 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Roseanne Barr makes $300,000 per month ... and she won't even honor her promise to fly her ex-hubby to Hawaii to visit their kid ... this according to new court documents obtained by TMZ.

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Ben Thomas -- Rosie's former bodyguard/husband from 1995 to 2002 -- claims earlier this year, Roseanne decided she wanted to move to Hawaii with their 15-year-old son. Ben gave Rosie the right to move with their kid, and in exchange Rosie agreed to fly Ben and his new wife to Hawaii every month for 10 days on Rosie's dime.  The whole deal was reduced to writing.

Now, here's where it gets nasty ...

According to legal docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Barr canceled Ben's plane tickets just hours before his first flight ... then fired off an email to him saying, "I decided that I'm no longer interested in abiding by this ridiculous arrangement."

She continues, "You want to visit [our son]? Buy yourself a ticket, book a room ... See you in court."

Ben -- who claims his wealth "pales in comparison" to Roseanne's -- says he ultimately paid for his own 1st class tickets to Hawaii ... but to even out the cost, he "ate at inexpensive restaurants, rented a Dodge Charger, and filled up with gas at Costco."

Dude now wants a judge to force Roseanne to honor the deal and reimburse him for the trip -- including the Costco run.

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16.

Bird    

Why is everyone hating on Roseanne? I love her show and her demeanor. From the sounds of it, this ******* just wants a free trip to Hawaii for him and his new wife every month. He could probably care less if he sees his son or not. If he wants to be with his kid that bad, then he needs to make some money on his own and move to Hawaii. I don't blame Roseanne. She probably only agreed to it in the first place because she wanted to move far away from that jerk and he was making it impossible. When she finally realized what that agreement entailed, she knew that it was a load of BS.

1465 days ago
17.

mommy     

Go on vacation to a luxurious place, eat at inexpensive restaurants, rent a dodger, get gas at costco... sounds like an all american vacation.

Boo-hoo.

1465 days ago
18.

Suzie    

I wish I could afford 1st class tickets to Hawaii, a Dodge Charger rental, gas, and food. He must not be too bad off. Although, Roseanne shouldn't keep her kid from his Dad. She signed off on that agreement; she should abide by it.

1465 days ago
19.

Anony    

Cant you use proper English in your articles? Good lord.

1465 days ago
20.

gutsygirl    

I know several Special Needs' teachers who are making $30k a YEAR and this woman makes $300k a MONTH!? Forget the terrorists...this country is rotting from the inside out.

1465 days ago
21.

CINDY    

sHE MADE HER BED AN HE IS USED TO SLEEPING IN IT. HE IS THE FATHER O F YOUR CHILD. DO WHAT YOU HAVE \TO DO TO KEEP THEM TOGETHER. NOMATTER WHAT A ****STAIN HE IS. THE KID WILL FIGURE IT OUT AS HE MATURES. DO IT. IT WORKS!

1465 days ago
22.

ArthurBach    

I'm a big fan of Roseanne's. Grew up watching her show. Saw her in a restaurant in LA having lunch. At the valet stand, she told them she couldn't pay the $5 charge, she only had $3. There was free parking in the garage, but I guess thought valet was free for some reason. Refused to pay the extra $2, and I'm guessing they got no tip either. The cheapness doesn't surprise me.

1465 days ago
23.

SaraBellum    

She's the one that had a kid with him and then made the agreement to begin with. Pay up Rosie!

1465 days ago
24.

Tammy LM    

If he gave her the OK to move basically across the ocean with THEIR son. Then she should honor the agreement to fly him to visit him because she knows damn well Ben can't afford to do that. Most child custody cases, she wouldn't be allowed to move to an unreachable location with a child. Ben allowed her to live in Ha. and she wont help him by paying for the transportation to make it easier on him to see his son? She's a two-faced cow. She's now gonna either have to move back to the states closer so Ben can see his son, OR she's gonna have to pay him the support payments to be able to afford to see his child. She underhandedly planned this little trick from day one. All she wanted to do was move away and fix it so Ben wouldn't ever be able to see his son anymore. And Ben's new life/wife is just the motivation for the spite that's fueling this little stunt of hers. She set him up from the beginning and no judge will allow her to get away with this. I hope they tear her a new one in court, make her sell her new Hawaian digs and haul her fat ass back to the states to leave near Ben. Ben could have made it so difficult on her by not allowing her to live where she wanted to but he went along with it just so he could see his son. He's not keeping the money that she'd be spending on travel. It's not like he's just getting money to use to come see her. She's footing the bills and he's showing up. The money is literally going to the visitation of his child. Oh, she's gonna pay. No doubt. And I hope it burns now. She's gonna have to learn when you have agreements in writing, they bind in court.

1465 days ago
25.

bamagirl    

He can pay for his own ticket, just like regular pareants do to go see their children

1465 days ago
26.

Louise    

Pathetic guy!!

1465 days ago
27.

Shannon    

No where did it say their agreement was legal. He gave her permission to move and they signed a ridiculously one-sided agreement that benefits only him and his wife. Having dealt with family court, I can't see a judge signing off on that sort of deal. She should have gone about it another way, sure, but she's freaking off her nut, so I'm not shocked.

Had he half a brain, he'd have gone home, booked a normal ticket and budgeted better, because now he looks like a money grubbing loser.

1465 days ago
28.

Quinn    

if he was trying to prove that he's poor, maybe he shouldn't have flown first class.

1465 days ago
29.

GOLLY    

Now does she have to pay him alot of money because she makes more than him and their child is used to a certain lifestyle? Should not roastanne have to pay just as mel has to pay because of the disparity of lifestyle the child has become accustomed to? Not fair to the father (just as it would be the mother) to have the child living in the lap of luxery with one parent, and poverty with the other.

1465 days ago
30.

fastdriver    

ONE more example of whacked out CA stars and their associates! Hurry up and legalize the pot so the WHOLE state can become whacked out!

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