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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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BellaJ    

He probably should have put something in writing before donating his sperm. My feeling is a child cannot have too much love (from good, caring people) and since he is the child's biological father and he wants time with the child I think that is a good thing. Sounds like the mom is being agreeable and I can appreciate her perspective too. Lets hope with visitation comes some child support. Not because he is ordered to pay but because he loves his child enough to want to provide for him.

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17.

hi    

We are living in a crazy world

656 days ago
18.

Hohan    

Why oh why is the Patric family so ashamed of the letter k

656 days ago
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Jay W.     

yes... I received the notification my IP address has been banned.

656 days ago
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Lee    

"but according to the deal she could never tell anyone or ask for financial support."
Is he seriously that stupid??? He really thought 'she'd never tell anyone or ask for support?"
And yeah, she's ugly.

656 days ago
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Jay W.     

What the hell is wrong with missionary or reverse cowgirl? Artificially inseminate... ?

656 days ago
22.

Majestik    

The world is going to hell in a hand basket.

656 days ago
23.

HatersGonnaHate    

Well at least he doesn't have to pay for the kid.

656 days ago
24.

buckee71    

Sounds like a plot for a movie......bizarre story!

656 days ago
25.

Lakin    

This is much more important...and awesome...

http://www.facebook.com/tupacacorn

seriously you'll see why! NOT SELLING ANYTHING

656 days ago
26.

eivissa    

ugh!
Another freeky nightmare story.
The drinking water has to be tainted in L.A.

I am soooooooo happy to be in the awesome classic NORTH EAST COAST.

656 days ago
27.

mousetrap    

Stop getting squirrelly and playing around with kids. What were you two thinking? If you have two known parents, they both could very potentially have parental rights. Regardless of any previous "arrangement". Or law, or anything. Stop creating these kids like this. If you do have an "agreement", also have an agreement to bend and change down the road if one parent desires. Otherwise, women like this need to go to an anonymous, legal sperm bank. Anything else to satisfy her long term desire is not totally reasonable.

656 days ago
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EarthAngel    

Halle Berry should have thought of that one...lol

656 days ago
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Shaunie    

Pay your child support dude

656 days ago
30.

Zoe    

I always get Jason Lee and this guy confused. Although now that I've seen Jason Lee in his bathing suit Jason Patric is way hotter!
This is a tough one. At least the ex is not saying he cannot be a dad and try moving to France like some other biatches out there. But I would think he had made his decision earlier on and that does not entitle him to 50/50. If she changes her mind ....awesome. Way to go dad. Sounds like she is more reasonable than Halle Berry or Kelly Sutherland and is not resorting to lying to a judge.

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