Harvey Weinstein told his ex-wife Eve Chilton he couldn’t afford to pay child support for “at least one year” as he dealt with fallout from a cascade of sex abuse allegations, a court order unsealed Friday reveals.
The Daily News previously reported Weinstein advised Chilton he planned to halt his support payments amid a cash crisis, but the scope of his financial forewarning wasn’t clear.
In the new order made public Friday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz said he denied Chilton’s request for a $5 million child support pre-payment because Weinstein hadn’t fallen behind yet, only suggested he would.
Chilton appeared in court last month to ask that the $5 million be placed in an escrow account.
Her lawyers argued she and two of her three daughters with Weinstein were due the money under her 2004 divorce agreement — and that Weinstein shouldn’t be allowed to spend it on legal bills tied to his downward spiral.