Sometimes, you wonder: If you can’t trust your parents, who can you trust?
That must be what High School Musical actor Chris Warren, Jr is now asking himself after finding out his parents have stolen a huge chunk of his earnings. According to TMZ, Warren filed a lawsuit against his parents, actress Brook Kerr and Christopher Warren, Sr., for stealing the money he earned as a minor. He says it was created for him in 2001 and they’ve allegedly been taking from it the entire time.
Warren says in the lawsuit that he has been paying into that account for years but when he wanted to finally make a withdrawal in 2011 (he was 21 then), his parents would not let him access the account. After finally backing them into a corner, Warren says his parents admitted to taking money for their personal use.
They allegedly won’t tell him how much they took and he doesn’t know how much is in currently left in the account.
If Warren’s mother looks familiar to you it’s because she played Whitney in NBC’s soap opera Passions. She’s also been seen in countless other small roles – all of which would have produced her own money.
She and the senior Warren are currently in the midst of a narsty divorce after having been married for 22 years. She was 16 when the younger Warren was born. It has gotten so ugly that there have been restraining orders put in place to keep the older Warren from Kerr and his son.
At this point, there has been no response from either parent.
This is really disgusting. This young man is now 23 and still has no answers from the people who were supposed to be looking out for him from the “Hollywood vultures.” Hopefully, they didn’t fully deplete the account and maybe he’ll be able to get some of the money back.
If you had a child in Hollywood, would you want to manage them or would you hire someone else but keep your eyes on everything going on?