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Actor wanted for unpaid child support and spousal support

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2011 | Child Custody, Child Support

Trouble continues to follow actor Michael Madsen, known for a host of film roles as a tough guy.

The star of “Kill Bill,” Reservoir Dogs” and “Sin City,” who filed for bankruptcy a couple of years ago, now faces an arrest warrant for his alleged failure to pay $570,000 in spousal support and child support.

The warrant was issued after the 53-year-old failed to show up at a hearing regarding his failure to pay the support.

The Chicago native’s arrest warrant was issued in Los Angeles. He has been married three times. He has a total of four children with two of his former wives.

In his most recent marriage, he had two sons, the youngest of whom was born in 2005.

Madsen’s attorney said the actor doesn’t owe his ex-wife $570,000, calling the figure “outrageous and completely incorrect.”

The lawyer says Madsen was awarded custody of the children two years ago, but at the time, the actor didn’t get a child support order modified. He acknowledged that Madsen, who is also a writer and photographer, owes approximately $50,000.

Madsen filed for bankruptcy in 2009. But in Georgia and elsewhere, bankruptcy law prevents the discharge of debts such as child support and alimony. Those are bills that must be paid regardless of any legal protection from other debts.

According to media reports, Madsen at the time of his bankruptcy filing listed a debt of $350,000 to his ex-wife.

Said his lawyer, “We have tried many times to settle with Mr. Madsen’s ex-wife and we’re still trying to resolve this. We are looking to fully comply to the orders of the court.”

Clearly, Madsen has some issues that need to be worked out in a timely manner with his former wife.

Resource: EW: “Michael Madsen issued bench warrant for contempt”: March 14, 2011