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"Starsky and Hutch"

Actor Accused of Favoring Golf

Over Child's Schooling

9/14/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Paul Michael Glaser, the actor who became famous playing Starsky in the iconic TV series, "Starsky and Hutch," has been accused by his ex-wife of blowing a fortune on golf while refusing to kick in his share of his daughter's tuition.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, Glaser has refused to pay 1/2 of his 16-year-old daughter's tuition for private school ... Paul's share is just shy of $11,000 a year.

Paul's ex, Tracy Glaser, says he has refused to ante up.  Paul has argued the court excused him from having to pay, but she says that's b.s.

And Tracy says, Paul is more than able to pay his share, noting that in a recent 6-month period, he spent $12,800 on golf.

And, what further infuriates Tracy is that Paul's lawyer told the judge he would have to spend more than $7,000 in attorney's fees defending this claim.  So she says why not use that money to pay for his daughter's education.

Glaser's lawyer had no comment.

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16.

Tammy    

Furthermore, why is she watching the man's money so hard that she KNOWS he spent $12,800 on golf in a 6 month period?

1081 days ago
17.

SideshowBob    

The gen public don't know what arrangements have been made between Mr Glaser and his ex but I find it hard to believe that a guy who has done so much humanitarian work (EGPAF for those who don't know) and who appears to be so close to his kids and is often seen out and about with them would not pay his fair share. He nursed his first wife when she was dying. Doesn't sound like a heartless, deadbeat person to me.

He is so truly talented. Directing, writing, acting...most of his stuff is well done. Feel pretty sad for him right now. Not long ago he had to take out a RO against the woman who ran his official site b'cos she wouldn't leave him the hell alone. She was even sleeping outside his apartment in her car!
He'll get thru it though. I'm sure.

1081 days ago
18.

Rogue Warrior    

All the Nancy Disgrace following mental midgets want this guys head because they think every time a single mother speaks about finances she's right and he's wrong! They love their child support and 1/2 or more of anything else they can get their fatty fingers on!

Gotti roll!

1081 days ago
19.

tmzlover    

Awesome. He's being honored by my hometown's JCC in October...
http://www.itemlive.com/articles/2011/09/14/news/news05.txt

1081 days ago
20.

Mel Graham    

Unless he agreed to the private schooling of his 16 year old daughter; it is a moot point....What he does with his time should not concern her....golf is a healthy sport last time I heard...

1081 days ago
21.

Candice    

$22,000 a year for her daughter to go to private school? INSANE! When parents split up they need to do whats best for the child not for them! Thousands of children go to public school ( and less expensive private schools ) It sounds as though the mother is taking advantage of her ex.

1081 days ago
22.

Anonymous User    

This is just ridiculous. Everyone is judging him and calling him a deadbeat and a bastard, yet not one of you knows the whole story. There are two sides to every story. For all we know he probably never agreed to the private school. The decision to send their daughter there was most likely his ex's decision alone. If that is the case, then I feel he is not responsible for paying for any of it; especially if he is already paying child support and I am sure he is otherwise she would be complaining about that too.

1081 days ago
23.

CHARLEYGOLF    

It's golf. Let her go to public school in Malibu.

1081 days ago
24.

Shamela    

Glaser lost his first wife, Elisabeth, and one of their two kids to AIDS after she became infected from a blood transfusion. (Before her death, Elizabeth founded the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.) It's pretty sad that, after sustaining that kind of loss and being involved in such good works, Mr. Glaser's values are so off where his new kid and her education are concerned.

1081 days ago
25.

Terry    

If the court order doesn't order it the child goes to public school or mom pays it out of her pocket.

1081 days ago
26.

en Todo Momento!!    

why not just send the girl to a fine public school??! she's probably not gonna get into harvard anyways. and if, how many stay at home moms need a harvard degree? really!

1081 days ago
27.

amelia gordon    

I feel sorry for Tracy being left to bring up her daughter on her own. This is what happens when you marry a selfish, arrogant man like Paul Glaser.

1080 days ago
28.

Grow Up Jon    

Paul's daughter is THIRTEEN, not SIXTEEN.

If Tracy wants to send her daughter to PRIVATE school and Paul doesn't, and the court "excused" him, then what is she doing? $22,000 a YEAR to send your teenager to NINTH grade? If he doesn't want her going to private school, why should he have to pay for her to go anyway, just because his EX wants her to? How he spends his money is nobody's business, it's HIS to spend. I hope he prevails, because Tracy sounds like she just wants control of him, even though they are no longer married, what she says goes, what she wants for her kid is more important than what HE wants. Ick.

1080 days ago
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Grow Up Jon    

Paul's daughter is THIRTEEN, not SIXTEEN.

If Tracy wants to send her daughter to PRIVATE school and Paul doesn't, and the court "excused" him, then what is she doing? $22,000 a YEAR to send your teenager to NINTH grade? If he doesn't want her going to private school, why should he have to pay for her to go anyway, just because his EX wants her to? How he spends his money is nobody's business, it's HIS to spend. I hope he prevails, because Tracy sounds like she just wants control of him, even though they are no longer married, what she says goes, what she wants for her kid is more important than what HE wants. Ick.

1080 days ago
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Grow Up Jon    

Tracy is not on her own in raising her child. Paul's daughter is often seen with him at events or just "hanging out," and he took her to Paris just a few months ago. Get your story straight. I think your comment has something to do with a certain stalker...and not with the TRUTH of the situation regarding Paul and his child.

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