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'A Different World' Star

My Deadbeat Ex Owes

$40k In Child Support

9/17/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"A Different World" star Jasmine Guy says her ex-husband totally dropped the ball on paying his child support for the last two years to the tune of nearly $40,000, this according to court docs.

Guy filed legal docs in L.A. County Superior Court recently, claiming Terrence Mitchell Duckett -- who she divorced in 2008 -- was ordered by a judge to pay $1,469/month in child support for the couple's daughter.

In the docs, Guy says Duckett hasn't paid a dime since May 2010 and now owes her a whopping $39,663 in back support.

Guy filed the docs because she wants a judge to hold her ex in contempt of court so that she can collect on the debt by garnishing his wages, going after his assets, or even having him thrown in jail.

A hearing on the matter was scheduled for last month, but was cancelled because Jasmine was unable to serve her ex with the papers.

Sources close to Jasmine tell TMZ the actress is still attempting to serve the papers, so the hearing can be rescheduled.

Her lawyer, Lisa West, tells TMZ, "Both parents have the financial responsibility of rearing a child. Jasmine has always met and will continue to meet her financial responsibility. She, however unfortunately, finds herself in the same position as are many single mothers in this country -- she must enforce her child's right to benefit from the financial assets of both parents."

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1.

News Flash     

Wasn't he a deadbeat when you married him?

675 days ago
2.

David    

Make your own damn money bitch. You decided to spread your legs and get pregnant. Women always want a man to support them. That's why they get pregnant. He just wanted a good f-ck. It wasn't worth it, I'm sure.

675 days ago
3.

the_truth_hurts    

damn she got fugly, id dump her azz too

675 days ago
4.

just because    

don't know who she is or who her deadbeat husband is

675 days ago
5.

ilovetheshowmadmen    

MAYBE BILL COSBY CAN HELP WRITE A CHECK?

675 days ago
6.

Phishie from Philly    

Halloween is next month. Why is she dressed up now?
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Phishie from Philly

675 days ago
7.

GoodOnPaper    

1,500 per month for ONE child? WOW. courts need to really figure out what it takes to support a child - $50 or 5K. if it's a 50/50 split of parents caring for THEIR child - that means this kid costs 3k a month??!!

675 days ago
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northern gypsy    

wow...i do remember J.G. !!! i'm not saying she shouldn't pursue child support...however...$40,000 was a drop in the bucket in her hayday !!!

675 days ago
9.

DopeLikeCoke    

Damn Whitlry did not age well at all!!

675 days ago
10.

melissa27    

Good luck w/ that!

675 days ago
11.

Tammy    

Women need to stop expecting men to support them. Yes, there are good fathers out there who support their kids, thought an unfair child support amount might make a few of the good ones says f**k it, but there's a lot more who don't and If you CAN'T support a child by yourself, you probably shouldn't be having one.

675 days ago
12.

noel    

she's fifty years old, that's what fifty year olds look like. geez, God forbid a woman ages.

675 days ago
13.

noel    

fifty years old, that's what fifty year olds look like. geez, God forbid a woman ages.

675 days ago
14.

tenya griggsby    

I thought he was in the banking business? Seems like she shouldn't have a problem getting her child support if he has a real job. If he was federal, it would automatically be deducted. Hope she can collect. Their child is THEIR responsibility, financially, emotionally, and spiritually.

675 days ago
15.

Jack    

She was hot back in the day. Looking at this photo though I'd probably rethink the box of kleenex I spent on her.

675 days ago
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