We all know Harvey Weinstein would do Hollywood a solid by just turning into the face on the milk carton (or the face of Cellblock D at the Los Angeles County jail). Alas, he still manages to poke up, either in a Scottsdale restaurant slap fight or in a child support case with his first wife to say flies are coming out each time he opens his wallet.
Page Six says Harvey told his first ex-wife (before being married to the Marchesa maven Georgina Chapman, he was with Eve Chilton) he is facing money issues and won’t be able to pay child support for at least a year. Harvey and Eve have two daughters. The matter came about when a court case was unsealed that denied Eve’s request for Harvey to go ahead and pony up $5 million in child support he owes from their 2004 divorce settlement. Per the case, Eve was worried Harvey’s mounting legal fees would hinder his child support payments:
“[Eve] claimed such relief was warranted as there was ‘real and present danger’ he would default on his financial obligations to her, noting she was informed he would not be able to pay his child support for at least one year.”
Eve’s lawyer spelled out what we all knew, saying they are watching Harvey basically toss more money than the U.S. Defense Department’s entire 2018 budget at lawyers for sexual assault lawsuits. Eve doesn’t want him to forget about the children. Harvey’s lawyer told Page Six, “The claim about not paying for a year is nonsense.“
Harvey and Eve (who was also his former assistant) were married for 17 years before calling it quits in 2004. He’s now in the middle of a divorce with Georgina, who is said to be walking away with between $15 million and $20 million.
Before you cry poverty for Eve and the kids, keep in mind where that remaining $5 million was going for the 19- and 14-year-old daughters. The breakdown includes $50,000 a year for vacations (those skip-the-line passes at Disneyland sure have gone up!), $100,000 for camp, and $500,000 for college. Harvey claims he has always honored his child support payments, but that bad hombre better revise some of those figures to 2018 prices. College now is basically $500,000 for a book!