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Dennis Rodman

Slapped with Contempt

Over Unpaid Child Support

5/29/2012 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dennis Rodman's just learned a hard lesson about not paying child support -- if you don't a judge will come down on you like a hammer.

An Orange County judge just held Rodman in contempt for raking up a whopping $808,935 in unpaid child support for his 9- and 10-year-old children -- and an additional $51,441 in unpaid spousal support. 

Rodman was placed on 3 years probation and ordered to perform 104 hours of community service.

While on probation, Rodman is required to stay current with child support and cover alimony.  It's unclear how he's gonna dig himself out of the hole.

Dennis previously responded to his ex-wife's demands, saying he couldn't pay because he's broke. According to Dennis, Michelle's six-figure child support bill is based on a $50,000-a-month child support order she obtained behind his back. Rodman's been fighting it since 2010.

Clearly, the judge wasn't buying what Dennis was selling.

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1.

Tim    

Good.....

845 days ago
2.

Beaners    

He thinks he's above it all and when the law catches up too him is one to feel sorry for this guy?

NOT! Stick him in a jail cell, maybe his game will get better when he gets a little humble....

845 days ago
3.

Mumra the Ever Living    

He's hidden his money and declared bankruptcy, so he's probably pretty well set to screw any of his wives, girlfriends he's impregnated, and various children he's ignored so far.
This piece of human excrement laughs at the laws and his own moral responsibility. Nothing much will come of this.

845 days ago
4.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Well, TMZ, you forgot the part about how after he cried "broke" he was blatantly throwing money around and publicly acting like dick about it with his little entourage boys. 'Member? You 'member...

845 days ago
5.

Orlando    

They should have found him in contempt years ago; before the total was nearly a million dollars. Sadly the children will never see this money.

His probably is broke; he has not played for decades; He partied for decades; he has never had a lot of huge endorsement deals and has never been known as the great businessman

845 days ago
6.

Regina    

yeah, if he's broke than I'm the frigging Queen of England. He has money to fling into the air, fly down to Miami and party and stuff but not pay for his kids. I don't care so much about the spousal support, but if he wanted to play then he has to pay., He helped create those kids, now he has to pay for them. Other guys and gals have to do it, he ain't any more special than the rest of the world, although he probably thinks his sh** don't stink.

845 days ago
7.

babygirlsnonnie    

If u lay, then u should pay!!!

845 days ago
8.

JEWremy LIN     

Another Black celebrity not paying child support? How is anyone surprised this is not even news anymore Statistics show this happens every 12 seconds in America.

845 days ago
9.

Brandon    

50,000 per month for two kids does seem a little high.

845 days ago
10.

Tammy    

I don't know if Dennis is really broke, but $50K a month in child support is outrageous and I get why he's not inclined to pay that extortion money. It's too bad the mother(s) of his children didn't ask for a far amount of support.

845 days ago
11.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I can't decide who is sexier: Rodman or Lil Wayne.

845 days ago
12.

buzz kill    

What a turd, all the money he has made and won't support his kids.

845 days ago
13.

static    

Dennis you need a better lawyer.

845 days ago
14.

Boogie     

Everyone knows the BAD BOY of old Dennis Rodman is broke and doesnt have any money. What are these females doing that have these kids...what are they on welfare.

845 days ago
15.

Boomers    

He blew all his money on ribs and tattoos.

845 days ago
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