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Jermaine Jackson -- Stuck in Africa

1/8/2011 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jackson cannot come back to the United States of America ... because he owes a fortune in back child support ... TMZ has learned.

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Jermaine is currently in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa. We've learned his passport has expired and he can't get a new one, so he's waylaid there.

Here's what we know.  In May 2008, Jermaine's baby mama Alejandra got a child support order, requiring him to pay $3,000 a month. Jermaine went into arrears almost immediately and, as of last month, he owed $91,921.

Under California law, when someone owes more than $2,500 a month in child support, the State Department of Child Support Services automatically informs the feds of the delinquency, and the feds then flag the person's passport. Once the passport expires, it will not be renewed until the person becomes current on child support obligations. 

Our sources say Jermaine's passport expired during his trip, he can't get a new one and he's stuck overseas.

If Jermaine doesn't clear up the debt, it's unclear if the American Embassy will come to the rescue ... though we're told in these situations the Embassy will often issue temporary papers so the person can return to the U.S.

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31.

HumanNature    

PLEASE TELL ME WHY WOULD ANYONE THINK THAT JANET OR MRS. JACKSON SHOULD PAY FOR GERMAINE RESPONSIBILITY????

THEY ARE NOT THEIR CHILDREN!!!!

THAT POOR EXCUSE OF A DEAD BEAT MAN IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS CHILDREN!!!

KEEP JANET AND MRS. JACKSON OUT OF THIS!!!!

1299 days ago
32.

tinkerbell    

@ HumanNature
lmao @ ALEJANDRA, DOLLAR GENERAL IS HIRING!!!! she a slut she had kids bye two jackson brothers her kids want ever be normal

1299 days ago
33.

HumanNature    

Angel

DIDN'T I TELL YOU TO SKIP YOUR DUMB ASS TO ANOTHER POST!!!

NICE TO KNOW THAT I HAVE YOU AS A "FAN"!!!!

SMOOCHES

1299 days ago
34.

janja    

how did he afford to get there in the first place? Or it's very smart cuz mommy won't let him sit there without paying the child support for him and then he will owe her not his ex wife.

1299 days ago
35.

gablegirl    

I thought the law was that you had to have at least six months remaining on your passport before you could leave the US.

Yes, No?

I just know that when I went on a mission trip, it had to be renewed first since I did not have enough time remaining on it before leaving.

1299 days ago
36.

MiMi    


(SIDENOTE: How does this Eeyore-looking man get all these girlfriends??)


Posted at 11:01 PM on Jan 7, 2011 by Chico

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Same way any other man hanging out at a strip club does.


He flashed em some cash. :)

1299 days ago
37.

MiMi    


Oops

Wrong board

0-o

1299 days ago
38.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Angel

What do you know about what Joe did to his children? He didn't use anybody. They all got rich. If he neglected them in any way it was by not teaching them how to manage their money. He was the epitome of a hands on parent who was there with his children every step of the way and guiding them the best way he knew how. Unlike his son, he was not a deadbeat. Sure the whole family appears to be "differant" but that is more than likely the result of being in the entertainment business from a young age. Rebbie got married and out of the house before they became famous and we don't hear anything about her. If Joe is the reason they are strange then why is she differant than the rest of the family miss know it all?

1299 days ago
39.

Truth    

WHY SHOULD HE CARE?? HE'S RIGHT BACK IN HIS HOME COUNTRY WHERE HE STARTED 300 YRS AGO. HE SHOUDLNT COMPLAIN. FOR YEARS AFRICANS WHERE SAYIN THE YANKS HELD THEM AT THEIR WILL ON SLAVE PLANTATIONS. NOW THEY'RE SET FREE. DONT BIATCH ABOUT IT NOW!!!!!!!! JUST SAYIN..

1299 days ago
40.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Truth

I'm shocked Jermaine would even visit Africa. If there is one thing the Jacksons have shown us over and over and over again its that they are not fond of their blackness. They bleach their skin and avoid making babies with dark women at all costs including making babies with their brother's Mexican baby mama. I bet Jermaine can barely stand to look at his children by Hazel Gordy, who unlike the actress who portrayed her in the movie is dark skinned just like Jermaine.

1299 days ago
41.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

TMZ can we get a head count? How many damn kids does Jermaine have by how many differant women? I can't begin to keep track.

1299 days ago
42.

Natasja    

And where and when did this BS become any of our business ?

That woman lives for free, gets food for free, gets clothes for free and the school is payed for too , so why does she need $3000 a month ? He should have payed Michael and now to the estate and his mother not to that woman.

I think she should get child support the minute she leaves the estate.

1299 days ago
43.

pete    

i don't quite understand...a guy who owes all this back child support, and is supposed to be broke, taking a trip to Africa? who the F#$K gives this douche money to travel, but no money for his kids?

1299 days ago
44.

Areader    

Maybe while he's there he should call himself Jermajesty!

1299 days ago
45.

Kate    

He shouldn't owe her a dime in child support. She lived at Katherine's house, Katherine Jackson was the one supporting the woman and those kids,she paid the bills, their schooling, and provided the house. Now that Katherine has asked the woman to move out, again Katherine has provided a house for them. So if anyone should be getting "back child support" from Germaine it's his mother not his ex-wife.

1299 days ago
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