Multi-platinum producer Scott Storch is wanted by the Miami-Dade police after missing a court appearance, the Miami Herald reports today (June 11).
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marc Schumacher issued a warrant for Storch’s arrest after he failed to appear at the latest hearing in an ongoing child support battle with the mother of his two-year-old son Jalen.
The boy’s mother, Dalene Jennifer Daniel, originally filed a complaint in 2006 stating that Storch owed $46,000 in back child support.
The balance represents $30,000 in monthly payments and $16,000 in contributions to Jalen’s Florida Prepaid College Plan, as set forth in a mediated settlement agreement between Storch and Daniel.
Once in custody, Storch would have to pay the full balance in order to be released on bond.
Otherwise the warrant authorizes police to keep him in jail until his next court appearance.
Storch was also recently hit with a new paternity suit, this one by the mother of Steven Brandon Bedillo, a 16-year-old son whom he had acknowledged and willingly provided financial support for until January of this year.
The plaintiff, Vanessa Bedillo, filed an emergency child support petition after she and her son were evicted from their Ft. Lauderdale-area apartment in May.
Bedillo further alleges that Storch is $5,000 behind in tuition payments for Steven, who attends the American Heritage School in Plantation, FL.
Steven’s car, a gift from his father, was also recently repossessed.
Bedillio is asking that Storch “be required to pay the monthly rent, private school, and child support.”
“While he drives around in his Ferrari and Cadillac, [Steven] is sleeping on a couch in the same room as his mother,” Bedillo’s attorney Paul Leinoff told The Miami Herald.
While there is no word on Storch’s whereabouts his attorney Guy Spiegelman maintains that his current financial predicament, which also includes a debt of $511,839 in back taxes, came about because Storch was a “victim of mismanagement of his business enterprises.
He adds that Storch is currently in the process of refinancing his $10.5 million Miami Beach home and plans to fulfill all of his obligations.