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'Real Housewives' Slade Smiley

Attacked On Red Carpet

for Deadbeat Dad Payments

3/30/2012 8:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley were caught in a CRAZY scene last night when a bill collector angrily hit 'em up for more than $100K in late child support Slade allegedly owes for his son ... an 11-year old who's fighting brain cancer.

The "Real Housewives of Orange County" couple had just stepped off a red carpet in Hollywood last night when the bill collector jumped out and shouted at Slade, "Pay your child support! Your son has cancer."

As TMZ reported, Slade owes a major chunk o' cash to his ex-gf Michelle Arroyo. Their son Grayson was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and has had 11 surgeries.

In the video, the collector repeatedly says Slade owes $160,000 in back child support -- but Michelle tells TMZ the total was around $130,000 ... until she agreed to reduce it to $95,000 in a recent court hearing.  

She claims Slade is currently paying her $775 per month. We called Slade's rep for comment ... but haven't heard back yet.



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The Real SDAEHKCID of Orange County.

936 days ago


Slade is slime. Doesn't he have three kids with three different women? If you don't want kids and you don't want to take care of kids - don't *********!

936 days ago


Speaking in the voice of SLADE SMILEY'S 11 year old son fighting brain cancer:

Dad, HELP ME OUT! Fighting CANCER is one thing. FIGHTING my FATHER is something else. I'm 11 years old and shouldn't be FIGHTING either one of these GROWN-UP problems. HELP ME!

936 days ago


WOW!!! I had no idea his son had cancer, so sad! And this douchbag is running around trying to be a comedian, making fun of others and acting as if he doesn't have a care in the world when hi son is suffering. Such a low life loser. Does he ever even see his son?? Most likely not..he is too busy kissing Gretchens ass.

936 days ago


If they're paying child support EVERY MONTH, there's NO WAY! they're going to be behind more than $100 grand in payments to a son with brain cancer! Words don't describe what black holes of souls these people have. Who is are they, by the way?

936 days ago


He is a disgusting piece of dog poop that should be in jail! And wretched Gretchen with the trout mouth, real bad veneers, acne scarred face and gross fake boobs belongs in a freak show.

936 days ago


And Gretchen will not help him out? I am sure she can spare what he owes. After all it is for a good reason,his son has cancer.

936 days ago


The misdirected vitriol is astounding! WTF is the guy supposed to do?? He made a little short-term bank in the false housing economy, which his child support was calculated from. He's uneducated and doesn't appear real talented. To those calling him "deadbeat": Would YOU hire him? And what for? It's not his fault his child has a tragic (and apparently terminal) illness! Two people who couldn't adequately support a child--much less, a sick one--made a child. This is not about SUPPORTING a child; it's about $$ owed to the MOTHER. The number should be irrelevant, because the "child support" system is a big joke; it's not based on the actual needs of the child. Babydaddy Welfare is a lucrative career, and the word "deadbeat" is an epithet that condones the alienation of a lot of loving fathers.

936 days ago


Didn't know he was that sorry. Gretchen get rid of him or pay his child support for him.

936 days ago


He should be ashamed of himself. What a piece of trash. Too bad he doesn't have the cancer.

936 days ago

Delaware D    

Poor Slade Smiley.

What I mean is that this d-bag, Slade Smiley, is very poor. He's a jerk! What a rotten father & human being.

936 days ago

texas turd    

if that horse wants to be an enabler providing this savage a care free life, then her desperate self needs to pay the child support. if he had to go get an actual job, that money would be automatically deducted from his check.

936 days ago



936 days ago

go home!    

Jesus, what is it with the lack of security at red carpet events lately? This was not the time and the place to do that. Bill collectors are s***.

936 days ago


Says WaxOnWhacksOff: "I say he got off lucky with this collector just yelling out who much he owes. I would be making that point alright.. BUT I would make the point by causing this motherf*cker LOTS of PAIN!!"
Well, wrong. And I hope that this collector gets slapped with FDCPA violations, for his illegal and abusive debt-collection practices.

936 days ago
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