A Harris County (Tex.) judge on Wednesday weighed in on the bizarre case of pop star Hilary Duff’s lavish 21st birthday party - which marked the latest chapter in a bitter divorce battle between the parents of pop starlet.
The case, which has been going on since 2006, has deteriorated so much that at Wednesday’s hearing, the young celebrities’ father was dragged away in handcuffs after Judge Thomas Stansbury found him in contempt of court.
Guess Hayden Panettiere has company in the insane parent department.
The specific order of business was Susan Duff's request for $25,000 - to fund a present and party for Hilary’s 21st birthday September 28.
It’s the same sum she and her husband spent on a ring and a party for Haylie Duff when she turned 21 a few years ago, she said.
The $10,000 her husband pays her in interim support each month is “not enough to pay my own bills” and not enough to afford birthday gifts, Susan Duff said, adding that she gets financial help from, well, Hilary Duff.
In his cross-examination, a lawyer for Bob Duff (above) asked Susan if her star, “adult millionaire daughter” would really be that upset if she did not receive an expensive gift and lavish party for her birthday next month.
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