Celebrity Kids Sued By Their Parents
We’ve all heard about celebrities who sued their parents. But parents who sued their celebrity kids? Is this a new low for Hollywood?
Looks like things in the Miller divorce have taken another nasty turn.
Apparently Master P’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Sonya Miller, is suing their son Romeo. Why? Sonya Miller said that Master P has been hiding assets by putting them in Romeo’s name — and now she’s suing him for her fair share of his money.
When tennis star Anna Kournikova kicked her parents out of the home they jointly owned, they sued her for part of the $5 million value of the home. But when Kournikova pointed out that it was her money that bought the home, the lawsuit quietly crept out of the public eye.
After the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star cut her critical parents out of her life for throwing shade in public, they sued her for not letting them see their grandchildren.
Obviously, that didn’t do much for Zolciak family relations. The reality star recently told Andy Cohen that she hasn’t talked to her parents since.
Gary Coleman’s parents had been stealing his paychecks for years before he finally took them through the court system to get his money back. Then they sued him for defamation! Fortunately for Coleman, his parents’ frivolous suit was thrown out of court and his parents were forced to pay back every cent they stole from him.
Celebrity-parent relations reached an all-time low when Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester’s mother threatened to sue her for $3 million — if she didn’t raise her monthly allowance from $7,500 a month to $10,000.
But when Meester did a little investigating, she found out that her mother was lying when she said that she needed the money for her brother’s medical care costs. Instead, she was using the money for plastic surgery. So Meester flipped the script and sued her mother.
Could the occasional lawsuit actually be good for a celebrity family?
Back in 1998, LeAnn Rimes and her father both sued each other. LeAnn Rimes sued first, claiming that her father and her co-manager had both squandered $7 million of her earnings. But then Rimes’s father sued her back. The singer eventually dropped the case and reconciled with her dad instead.
In 1943, Veronica Lake’s mother sued her for support saying that Lake owed her money because the actress would not have been famous without her. And the real kicker? Lake’s mother won.
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans’s mother Barbara sued for custody of her son Jace. The suit started when teen mom started making some seriously questionable decisions, like doing drugs and hooking up with a homeless guy. The most surprising twist? Now that Barbara has full custody of Jace, despite Jenelle’s attempts to get him back, she said that things may be working out for the best.
The late Whitney Houston’s stepmother, Barbara Houston, sued her back in 2008 for a share of the $1 million that Whitney Houston received from her late father’s life insurance policy. The singer countersued and ended up winning.
Eminem’s mother, Debbie Mathers-Briggs, sued him for $10 million in 1999 in retaliation for all of the nasty things he said about her in his music and to the press. Eminem eventually settled out of court with her for $25,000.
Sometimes these lawsuits get really out of hand. Back in 2010, A man who just thought he might be LeBron James’s father sued the NBA star for $4 million for refusing to claim him as his father.
The craziest part of this story? James had already taken a paternity test to prove the man wasn’t his father! Thankfully, a judge later tossed out the case.