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Evander Holyfield

IN CONTEMPT

$500k Child Support Debt

9/16/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0608_evander_holyfieldEvander Holyfield's massive money problems continue -- TMZ has learned the boxing legend was held in contempt of court for failing to pay more than half a mil in back child support. 

As TMZ first reported, the GA. Dept. of Human Services went after Holyfield because he owed $372,097.40 in support for his 18-year-old daughter, Emani Holyfield.

But according to court docs filed recently in Georgia, that amount swelled to $563,900.91. Evander was held in contempt and ordered to immediately fork over $2,950 a month to clear the debt. Holyfield got a big head start by cutting a check for $17,700 ... knocking his debt down to a cool $546,200.91.

But the payment plan is just the beginning ... the judge ordered that a percentage of Holyfield's income be earmarked to pay down the debt.

Calls to Holyfield's rep have not been returned.

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1.

Diamond Goddess!    

SAD!!!
I think he has brain damage from boxing...no joke.
:(

738 days ago
2.

Jay W.     

Child support laws are a bitch! Coitus interruptus is the only way to fly! Or bag it.

738 days ago
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Bitchmaster    

Another gold digger win. Rich and famous should never marry a trophy wife. She only wants the money.

738 days ago
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Proud2bBlack    

That kid doesn't need all that damn money! It takes approximately a couple hundred thousand to support a kid up to 18 years of age with the necessities of the childhood. He should not have to pay 1/2 a million dollars for one kid. That's ridiculous, I don't care how rich he is or was. That's the state of Georgia, and hungry mom & hound a*s*s lawyers.

738 days ago
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Truth    

YOU RARELY IF EVER SEE WHITE CELEBS WITH THIS SH*T. MUST BE A BLACK CELEB THANG... JUST SAYIN. #TRUTH!!

738 days ago
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Tracy    

When will men understand that when a court orders you to pay child support, alimony etc. you should pay instead of trying to dodge the judgement.

When you fall behind then interest is going to added up so pay up, keep your dick in your pants, or get a vasectomy.

Thank God For family court!

738 days ago
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lbs    

Champ!! A 1/2 million in child support debt, your a "RollModel!" & grown men, women even kids looked up to you. You've been held in light of worship for 25 plus years. All your fans look like Chumps. Now your the poster boy for "DeadBeatDad's"...

738 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

How do you not pay your child support? If he was having money problems why didn't he go to court and get it lowered. It's amazing on how so many boxers make millions during there career and then after there career they are more broke then before they became a famous boxer. I guess they didn't become a good boxer because of there brains.
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Phishie from Philly

738 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

This is what happens when you use Don Kings accountant.
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Phishie from Philly

738 days ago
10.

Thomasa    

It is sad that even celebrities don't want to pay for their children. The children are innocent in all this BS. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY UP, "STRAP UP ".

738 days ago
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Zorbitor    

The govt wants that sweet sweet interest money!

738 days ago
12.

Lu    

The man doesn't work anymore so he only has stagnant income. What happen to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that he already paid out to the baby momma's already? These women need to save that child support money because the fathers aren't always going to have all that money.

738 days ago
13.

Beauty    

A normal citizen would have wages garnished to begin and would have been in jail after the first payment missed, lol.

738 days ago
14.

Rob    

any athletes potential to earn serious money will be realistically 5 to 10 years. so when they calculate what he should pay in child support, its not exactly fair that they base that amount on what he made during that small time in his life.

of course he's going to go bankrupt with money hungry baby mommas leeching off of all his savings. lets see the amount he's already paid. whens enough enough?

738 days ago
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Mazor    

It doesn't cost a half million to raise a child.

738 days ago
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