Jon Cryer Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife Child Support Payments

A judge has decided that actor Jon Cryer will continue to pay his ex-wife $8,000 per month in child support after he tried to have the payments reduced.

The “Two And A Half Men” actor made too much money to not be able to make the payments to his ex-wife, according to the judge.

Cryer, who has primary custody of his son Charlie, tried to argue that his ex-wife, Sarah Trigger, had misused the money on herself. The judge believes that if the actor didn’t help out Trigger, it would negatively affect their son. He will also have to pay Trigger’s $40,000 in attorney’s fees.

The couple divorced 7 years ago and Charlie is now 11. Cryer, who is remarried and has adopted a child with his new wife, entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner, has had a tumultuous past with Trigger, as she is said to have put a hit on the actor’s life.

Trigger lost custody of Charlie after being arrested in May 2009 on felony neglect charges. Sarah’s two-year-old son, with her current husband, was found with rope and cord marks around his neck.

Trigger is a British born actress with roles in movies such as “Bill and Teds Bogus Journey” and various TV roles through the 1990s. Even though Cryer gained some fame by starring in a number of films, it took several years to find success on television. In 2003, he was cast as Alan Harper on the CBS hit comedy series “Two and a Half Men.”