February 27, 2007 02:05:15 GMT
Bobby Brown was ordered on Monday Feb 26th to remain in a county jail until he pays $19,000 in late child support and court fees.
No stranger to legal dispute, Bobby Brown was sentenced to jail Monday Feb 26th over child support. The R&B singer was picked up Sunday at Attleboro High School, after showing up to watch his daughter compete in a cheerleading competition.
The arrest reportedly stemming from the star's failure to show up at an Oct. 2 child support hearing regarding his two children, La Princia and Bobby Jr., with his former girlfriend, Kim Ward of Stoughton, Massachusetts. On that encounter, Ward's lawyer said that Brown paid Ward approximately $11,000 in back payments in October, but still owes child support payments from January, plus late penalties, Ward's attorney fees and constable fees.
Brown was scheduled to appear in Norfolk County Probate and Family Court on Monday to sort out his legal issues. Brown, a Boston native, reached fame with the group New Edition and for his 1988 solo album "Don't Be Cruel." He is in the process of a divorce with singer-actress Whitney Houston.