Just so we’re clear, this is why Lifetime movies get made. TMZ reports:
Jon Cryer’s efforts to get out of paying child support to his ex-wife — who no longer has custody of their kid — have been stymied after an appeals court ruled the actor MUST shell out $8,000 per month. The “Two and a Half Men” actor had been waging the battle for years — claiming he shouldn’t have to fork over a single cent to Sarah Trigger Cryer because she only looks after their young son 4% of the time. The two divorced back in 2004 — and since then, the courts have SIGNIFICANTLY reduced Sarah’s parental rights because a family court does not believe she’s a fit parent. But the California Court of Appeal believes lowering Jon’s child support obligation could have a negative effect on the child — and yesterday, it rejected Jon’s appeal. The court explained, “Although, understandably, Jon may have found the situation unfair, the primary focus must remain on the child’s well-being, not the parents’ feelings.“
As you read this, please keep in mind that John Cryer has full custody of the child, a court has deemed the mother an unfit parent, yet he is on the hook for $8K a month to a woman who only brought a pair of working ovaries to the party. It seems totally fair when you think about it. Because why shouldn’t this chick get $8K a month? Raising a child two days out of the month can get pretty expensive.