Randall Emmett’s personal and legal problems continue to pile up.
Before Lala Kent ended their engagement, Emmett filed court documents in March requesting a reduction in child support payments to his ex-wife Amber Childers due to his “significant debt”.
In legal documents, obtained by Page Six, the film’s producer asked the court to end its January order that mandated him to maintain a bank account with a monthly balance of at least $50,000 to fund his children’s non-tuition-related expenses because he did so. Accumulate at least $500,000 in debt to the IRS.
“If he is forced to continue making these deposits, Randall will be plunged further and further into debt and will have to file for bankruptcy,” the documents read.
Emmett, 50, also alleged that former “You” star Childers, 33, was spending money on luxury items “not a legitimate expense” for their two daughters, London, 11, and Riley, 8.
The “Midnight in the Switchgrass” director has cited the downturn in the “fragile” movie industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for his sharp drop in income.
In his personal statement, he wrote: “I only made one movie in 2020, unlike as many movies as in normal years, therefore, my income has gone down significantly and I am having liquidity issues.”
Emmett stated that he arranged a payment plan of $15,000 per month to the IRS and $10,000 per month to American Express.
“As such, continuing to fund this children’s expense account will cause me significant financial difficulties and force me to file for bankruptcy,” he continued.
Emmett and Childers were married from 2009 to 2017 but legally separated in 2016.
The case was settled out of court three months later.
While Emmett still faces legal troubles — he and his company are being sued for $281,000 in unpaid rent, according to another set of documents obtained by Page Six — his personal life is also taking a huge hit.
Kent ditched her engagement ring and was seen visiting a modest apartment complex after Emmett cheated on her. The two were ferrying their daughter, 7-month-old Ocean, back and forth while Kent focused on her stack and being a “smart bitch” to dump her on.