Entertainment News: Brown Tries to "Scare" Up Some Cash from Murphy

Entertainment News: Brown Tries to "Scare" Up Some Cash from Murphy

Published August 2, 2007

Posted Aug. 2, 2007 - Sure hope Eddie Murphy saved some of that Norbit money - he's going to need it! Melanie Brown was in court yesterday to try to "scare" up some child support from Eddie Murphy.

Brown, filed a petition in Superior Court that seeks to legally establish Murphy as the father of her 4-month-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown. She is also seeking sole custody and reasonable child support, her attorney Gloria Allred said at a press conference.

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"I am here today for one reason and one reason only; her name is Angel," Brown said. "Angel is my baby and Eddie's. She will always know that she was planned and wanted by both of us."

Murphy's spokesman, Arnold Robinson declined to comment.

Brown said she dated Murphy for four months in 2006 before they mutually decided to conceive a child. "The relationship was in full swing right at the beginning of my pregnancy," Brown said, adding that she was shocked when Murphy later said he was not sure he was the baby's father.

Murphy took a DNA test in June. While the test established him as the father, but paternity was not legally acknowledged." Brown gave birth to her daughter April 3. Murphy is listed as the father on the birth certificate.

He has five children from his previous marriage to Nicole Mitchell Murphy, who filed for divorce in 2005. Just last week, Murphy got engaged to film producer Tracey Edmonds.

“Diff’rent Strokes” star is called disorderly in Utah. Television’s

Gary Coleman, of “Different Strokes” fame, has had a stroke of bad luck with the law. Coleman, 39, was cited and charged with disorderly conduct after arguing with a woman in a Provo, Utah, parking lot. Witnesses say he banged on the steering wheel of the vehicle where they sat and, at one point, got out of the car screaming. Police say Coleman, who moved to Utah in 2005, could be fined $750 and may face up to three months in jail, if he’s convicted.  This isn’t his first costly temper tantrum. In November 2000, he was charged with assault for punching a woman bus driver who had asked for his autograph at a California mall while Coleman was shopping for a bullet-proof vest. A judge ordered him to pay Tracy Fields $1,665 for hospital bills.


 

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