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Roseanne Barr

Ex Says She's Worth $42 MIL

Demands Lawyers' Fees

11/14/2011 3:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Roseanne Barr
's ex-husband is demanding $75,000 for attorneys' fees, and another $100,000 for dragging him through a child custody battle -- and he claims that's a tiny fraction of her $42 MILLION fortune.

Ben Thomas filed legal docs today demanding that massive amount of money ... in the wake of their extended custody battle over their teenage son, Buck. The exes reached a settlement back in August -- but Thomas claims Roseanne's efforts to strip him of custody were only motivated by revenge ... hence the demand for $100K.

In the document, Thomas points out the $100,000 is a mere .002% of Roseanne's net worth of $42 million.

By the way, Thomas claims he earns $7,305 monthly ... compared to Roseanne's $211,667 per month.

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16.

Danielle    

Do you know why they went to court? She made a promise during the divorce settlement regarding custody issues in which he allowed her to move the child to Hawaii as long as she paid for his travel to see the child. She agreed to that, then she renegged on it after she made the move. They went to court because of her, not him, she broke a promise and she should pick up the tab.

972 days ago
17.

Danielle    

A lot of you seem to think $7,300 amonth is a lot of money, it isn't when you have to maintain a household. It isn't chicken feed but once you take out taxes, mortgage, car payments, utilities, cable, telephone, healthcare, insurance, etc. it isn't that much either, now add a $75,000 lawyer fee onto that because your former spouse likes to reneg on her promises and agreements and drag you through the courts.

$ 7305.00
- 2045.40 28% taxes
- 2000.00 Mortgage
- 300.00 Car
- 175.00 Gas and Elec
- 60.00 Water
- 150.00 Cable
- 100.00 Phone
- 400.00 Food
- 75.00 Car Insurance
- 50.00 Clothing
- 100.00 Savings for house repairs, car repairs, etc
- 700.00 Retirement
$ 1,14960...
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$287.40 Weekly for all incidentals, gas for the car, meals out, laundramat, entertainment, etc.

972 days ago
18.

two cents    

Get a job you POS! he needs to stfu and go pound some sand. kick him in the "nuts" rosie! I miss your show, it was hilarious.

972 days ago
19.

Tammy    

As he's the wronged party, make her pay! I think ANY parent who maliciously tries to keep the other parent for seeing the child should be penalized ... and penalized big time. Biotch!!!

972 days ago
20.

bionic23    

Um...TMZ, .2% is 20%. Therefore, 20% of 42 mil is def not 100,000. There .002% is pretty much right.

972 days ago
21.

susan    

So, what really gets me not only with this story but many of them is these people make thousands and millions of dollars a year. Yet, all they ever do is Bi**h and moan about how much money they want from the other. $7000+ a mo. ! OMG!! Do you know what I could do with that? I not only could support myself and my family but probably two families! I work seven days a week and I am lucky to be able to pay my normal monthly bills and that does not include food!! Grow up stop being greedy and get a life people! And while I am at it....why don't you people walk a day in "normal" peoples lives, you have it easy compared to most people in the world! GROW UP !!

972 days ago
22.

Sonja    

Actually she did not go back on the agreement, the agreement was she would fly HIM out to see his son. He demanded she fly his whole family out and foot the bill for them to stay there while he 'visited' with his son. He is the one who went back on the deal and she told him NO. Good for her I say!

972 days ago
23.

richard    

42 mil isn't bad considering she gave most of her money away to charity. She use to be worth 200 million, after she left her show.

972 days ago
24.

nicaw    

Someone should show him the national average for household incomes right now. Over $7K per month is impressive. He should be grateful he has that. I'm not sure what the issue is but come on.

972 days ago
25.

Everyones~A~Star    

What a douchebag. Get a job guy. Why should an ex support you? Grew up watching Roseanne...she was a hell of a lot better then the crop of fame whores on TV whose names I shall not speak. Miss those days when TV was awesome.

972 days ago
26.

en Todo Momento!!    

well considering ttiple social value compared to women and females who have none, he surely doesn't deserve a dime, since her finances are 100++% self generated which is almost impossible for a woman.

972 days ago
27.

tink    

She has that money becasue she works her ass off. Get a job loser and make your own money.

972 days ago
28.

IceGypsy    

Man, if you can't get by on over 7k/m you need to get some help.

972 days ago
29.

dundermifflin    

She's so fat!!!! I hate this cow!!

972 days ago
30.

D    

HE IS A MONEY-GRUBBING PIECE OF CRAP AND I KNOW FIRST HAND! THAT'S ALL I'M GONNA SAY ABOUT THAT!

972 days ago
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