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Jason Patric

I Gave You My Sperm

Now I Want Custody

11/28/2012 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Actor Jason Patric is embroiled in a bizarre custody war, in which he donated sperm so his ex-girlfriend could have a baby, but according to the deal she could never tell anyone or ask for financial support.

TMZ has learned the facts surfaced in a court hearing earlier this month -- Patric was with on-again-off-again girlfriend Danielle Schreiber for more than a decade. They broke up in early 2009, and he allegedly told her that he didn't have any money to give her but he would give her the next best thing -- his sperm, so she could have a baby.

We're told Jason made it clear ... he would only provide his sperm if she didn't breathe a word to anyone and never asked him for child support. She agreed.

Baby Gus was born in December, 2009. In 2011, Jason and Danielle got back together but it didn't last long. They broke up in May, 2012.

Apparently, while they were together, Jason, who never paid Danielle child support, took a liking to Gus, because he filed legal docs in family court asking a judge to award him 50/50 custody.

But there's a little known law which says if an unmarried man artificially inseminates an unmarried woman with the help of a physician, he's NOT legally the dad and has no custody rights.

The judge has given Danielle temporary sole legal and physical custody of the boy. Jason has visitation rights. We're told Danielle is fine VOLUNTARILY giving Jason the right to spend time with the boy, but objects to a judge ordering visitation -- she doesn't believe Jason has or should have any LEGAL rights to custody or visitation.

The case is back in court this afternoon. We'll let you know what happens.

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Kim K's bunghole likes purple crayon says    

Wow....she's fugly....guess he likes the shims.....

663 days ago
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jackmama311    

the better story to follow is what's with the hose @ a beach?

663 days ago
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stu    

No $ in 2009???? He was in the hit movies Inception & that lesbian movie w/ Jullianne Moore & Annette Benning that yr.

663 days ago
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RedwoodPerch    

Was there something wrong with inseminating her the old way? What an odd story.

663 days ago
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Carl    

I can't think of a worse idea than donating sperm to your ex-girlfriend (or her accepting it). There are plenty of sperm banks out there she could have gotten it from.

663 days ago
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StarryStarryNight    

he sounds like an azzhat.

663 days ago
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Who is the parent    

That is a hard one. I think they both never thought it through. Both were dumb to even do that in the first place re their dating history and all. Too much emotion involved between the parties. I look at sperm donating like a threesome do it with a stranger who you you will never see again. But since he is teh dad and a bond appears to be formed. I agree with the moms idea of informally for now.

663 days ago
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whateveryou    

Isn't he the grandson of Jackie Gleason & he has no money? To my understanding Gleason died a very wealthy man. Never heard of him writing his daughter out of the will so???

663 days ago
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Tammy    

He's not the first man to say he doesn't want kids and then have a change of heart. Still, the law is the law, Jason, so sop making this woman YOU ARE NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT spend money on laywers and live up to the agreement. She needs that money for her child.

663 days ago
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LISA    

I thought that was Sheryl Crow for a minute ... What a bizarre situation. Base on this information, I think she will win, but WHY didn't she just use a sperm bank?

663 days ago
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Sandi    

Would this law apply if they were together so long and technically qualified for common law marriage?

663 days ago
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myopinion    

Hopefully she will allow him to see the child as much as possible every child needs both parents IF the parents good parents!

663 days ago
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Melissa1987    

WHAT?!? NO RED BAR?!? This is very important news that we ALL was holding our breath to know about this.

663 days ago
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Xsjado    

WHY IN THE H@*! WOULD YOU DONATE SPERM TO YOUR EX???? Wow, that's a WHOLE new level of stupid...

663 days ago
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LISA    

LOL!

663 days ago
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