Jermaine Jackson Claims He’s Broke And Cannot Pay Child Support


Vibe | September 27, 2010 - 6:22 pm

Jermaine Jackson says he’s hit financial hard times like everyone else in this economic recession and now he can’t afford to take care of his two youngest sons.

According to TMZ, Jackson filed new child support papers in L.A. County Superior Court claiming he cannot afford $3,000 a month payments for sons Jermajesty and Jaafar. Jermaine says that his average monthly income for last year was less than $1,100 and is asking the judge to reduce his monthly child support payments to $215 a month, because he says his current businesses have floundered.

But VIBE spoke with Jackson just days before his filing, and there were no signs of money problems. In fact, Jackson was in rehearsals to mount his second Jackson tribute concert this year at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on October 2nd. Jermaine is currently employing an eighteen-piece band for the gig, which includes six background dancers. This past spring, Jackson’s completed a similar-type tribute show, his first, which took place Gambia, West Africa.

So if Jackson got paid for his Gambia show and will undoubtedly get paid for his upcoming Las Vegas concert, where do these shows leave him financially? Where is the money? And what do you believe?

Is Jermaine Jackson really broke? Tell us what you think.