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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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61.

Troi    

" Rush" with Jennifer Jason Leigh , " Speed 2 " with Sandra Bullock",....but most importantly, his dad was known for being a phenominal (sp), very respected actor. Here's a clue,.......Father Damien in "The Exorcist"

607 days ago
62.

ReaderInMI    

Okay, now are you going to pay back child support. Honestly I actually think he is doing the honorable thing by wanting to be in the child life. But he is going about it the wrong way. And who says it was artificial insemination?

607 days ago
63.

Violette-Blue    

Jason Patric was with this woman for 10 years and he couldn't get her pregnant the old fashioned way? He needed to donate sperm to her? Makes no sense. Then he wants nothing to do with the baby and now he does? Let's not forget folks. This is the same douche who cheated with Julia Roberts when she was going to marry his former best friend Kiefer Sutherland and then she dumped him for someone else. He lost a good friend and lots of tv and movie roles do to this. He doesn't seem like such a great catch to begin with. Poor child.

607 days ago
64.

MJ    

Wow Ralph Kramden's great grandchild! and awaaaay we gooooooooooooooo!

607 days ago
65.

jen    

LMAO! People are dumb! They are asking for trouble when they go about things this way on both sides.

607 days ago
66.

Connecticut Sam    

He is tough out of luck and she is one ugly female dog.

603 days ago
67.

CutCheeze    

Jason has effectively created a child like himself. He never had a relationship with his dad, nor his famous grandfather. You know all those bad kids who do bad things... They didn't have a father figure in the picture. Now watch Gus for headlines of druggies in the future... Obviously a dysfunctional mother and absent father does not set up a kid for success.

568 days ago
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