(SW) – The Daily Mail Reports, Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams has been ordered to pay $50,629 a month in child support to his ex-wife following a bitter custody battle.
In a court ruling filed on Tuesday and obtained by DailyMail.com, the 36-year-old will also have to pay a total of $270,000 in legal fees to ex Aryn Drake-Lee.
Williams and Drake-Lee have two children together from their five-year marriage, including three-year-old son Maceo and four-year-old daughter Sadie.
The actor will have to pay $50,629 a month in support from July 1 based on his ‘extraordinarily high’ monthly salary of $521,000, according to the court ruling. A judge had signed off on a request back in January for Williams to pay the monthly support sum but his ex-wife filed additional court documents requesting $73,369 per month instead.
Williams had tried to argue in court documents that he should not have to pay any child support directly to Drake-Lee.
Instead, he argued that he should support his children by only making payments to third parties. ‘The reasonable needs of the children can be met by (Williams) directly paying school tuition, uninsured medical and certain other expenses totaling $7,465 a month,’ the actor argued in the papers.
The ruling on Tuesday, however, stated that the point of child support was to maintain the children’s needs given their right to ‘share in a lifestyle and condition consistent with their parents’ current station in life’.
It added that the reasonable needs of the couple’s children would not be met if Williams did not pay support directly to his ex-wife given they spend most of their custodial time with her.