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'High School Musical' Star

My Divorcing Parents

Stole THOUSANDS from Me

1/27/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0125_chris_warren_jrAs if his famous mom's divorce wasn't bad enough -- "High School Musical" star Chris Warren has now filed a lawsuit against BOTH his parents, accusing the pair of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of his child acting money.

Warren filed the lawsuit against "Passions" actress Brook Kerr and Christopher Warren Sr., claiming they established a trust for him back in 2001 for all the money he made as a minor -- and have been secretly dipping into the kitty ... big time.

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According to the lawsuit, Chris paid into the account for years, but when he decided to make a withdrawal back in 2011 -- as a 21-year-old -- his parents refused to grant him access.

When pressed, Chris claims his parents admitted they had blown through hundreds of thousands of dollars of his money on their own personal expenses ... but refused to say how much was left in the account.

Chris is now suing his parents for all the money back ... even though he's still not sure exactly how much they took.

Reminder: Chris' parents are currently embroiled in a nasty divorce.

Neither parent has responded to Chris' lawsuit.

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16.

James    

You can’t get blood from a stone. All he can do is get a lean on their future earnings. What s***bag parents. AND his mom is actress Brooke Kerr. She knew exactly what she was doing. Why didn’t he have a Coogan Account?? Why didn’t he sue when he was eighteen?? They probably lied to him to stall for time and told him he had to wait till he was twenty one. Luckily he is still working and probably OK financially. www.imdb.com/name/nm0912703/

546 days ago
17.

zelda    

rich people problems

546 days ago
18.

msteve    

I'm not surprised. This happens to a lot of child stars. They earn money and they parents feel its there "right" to a chunk of it. Ask Ariell Winter's mom, I'm pretty sure that's the main reason why she still wanted custody of her daughter, she saw all that potential money going to someone else. smdh this is so sad.

546 days ago
19.

Sandra     

who needs enemies when you have thieving parents!!

546 days ago
20.

bored    

I remember Passions, worst show in tv history!! RIP Timmy though!! love that little guy.

546 days ago
21.

Marsy    

WHITNEY HAD A TEENAGE SON???? WDF.

546 days ago
22.

Manimal    

Oh come on! That's why they had you in the first place so that you could take care of their sorry asses.

546 days ago
23.

northern gypsy    

here we go again...another child actor being taken advantage of and the betrayal of the trust (between parent & child)...we need some legal reform regarding income earning minors...good luck with his litigation...

546 days ago
24.

myopinion    

DAMN.....He looks likehis dad!

546 days ago
25.

tleeg    

His parents put a roof over his head growing up, fed his belly and clothed him...its called reimbursing them.

546 days ago
26.

Violent Pope    

Ah hahahaha. Keepin it real.

546 days ago
27.

Danielle123    

While I don't necessarily think it is wrong for parents to use their children's money (It sounds so wrong and it feels so weird even saying that but they have changed diapers, bathed you, and taken care of you in every waking moment of your life and essentially are the reason that you had that paying job to begin with), I believe hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal expenses may be a tad bit much. Where in the world was the money going? If it was to care for him, that's one thing but if it was used to luxury things that's an entirely different one.

546 days ago
28.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Wow what a mess how could they steal from thier own son I'm betting it was that crackhead husband

546 days ago
29.

Sir Boo    

Chris is gorgeous.

546 days ago
30.

judy jetson    

it happens all the time.

546 days ago
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