Rapper/actor Ice-T has been ordered to pay $4000
a month in child support after a DNA test proved him to be the father of a 15-month-old
Linda Marie Sanchez, a clerk for the New York
City Board of Education, sued the star of Law & Order: SVU for child support
after he initially declined being intimate with her.
The rapper turned actor-real name Tracy Marrow-waived
his right to a paternity trial once the DNA test revealed him to be the father
of the child, Kevin Marrow.
Sanchez, 27, met the entertainer in 2000 at Jimmy’s
Café, a popular eatery in the Bronx. She and her lawyer, Suzanne Kimberly
Bracker, originally sought $8000 a month in support, but a family court hearing
officer awarded only half that amount in a temporary arrangement pending the
outcome of a final support trial.
"We’re happy that Mr. Marrow has finally
admitted what he has known since Kevin was born, that he is the child’s father
and will be assuming financial responsibility for him as he should," Bracker
told the Associated Press.
Marrow, 45, told the court he earns about $25,000
for each of 22 episodes a year of his television show. He also lectures a few
times a year for about $5,000 to $10,000 per appearance and is starting a new
clothing line called Ice Wear. Sanchez reported taking in close to $600 every
two weeks in her position as a clerical worker.
May 1 will be the next Family Court appearance
for Ice-T and Sanchez.