A B.C. Supreme Court justice has ordered former “Real Housewives of Vancouver” star Jody Claman to pay almost $50,000 in back child support.
According to the Vancouver Sun, the reality star’s ex-husband Eran Friedlander claimed Claman had failed to make a single voluntary basic monthly child support payment since he was granted sole custody of their now-10-year-old daughter in 2015.
Claman argued that she was broke and in debt, but Justice Miriam Gropper found that her income was roughly $200,000 annually, based on her financial statements.
Gropper ordered Claman to pay monthly child support of $1,693 going forward and retroactive child support $49,047, plus a 50 per cent share of extra expenses going back to 2015.
“Like every other parent, Ms. Claman must do whatever is necessary to support her child,” Gropper said in her ruling. “She cannot rely on a self-induced reduction of income. Frankly, it is perplexing that on one hand Ms. Claman empathizes how much she loves her daughter and on the other, refuses to support her. While the child is young and likely (unaware) of the position that her mother is taking concerning her support, as she grows older, she will be bewildered by her mother’s position that she cannot or will not provide financial support to her.”
Claman starred in now-cancelled “Real Housewives of Vancouver” for two seasons in 2012 and 2013.