Already Nasty ‘Passions’ Divorce Brings About Lawsuit
TMZ is reporting that former “Passions” star Brook Kerr (ex-Whitney Russell) and husband Christopher Warren, Sr., who are currently involved in a bitter divorce after 22 years of marriage, are being sued by their son Christopher Warren, Jr., who claims his parents stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from funds earned during his childhood acting career. The actor, best known for his role as basketball player Zeke Baylor in the “High School Musical” films, says his parents admitted to blowing through the money for “their own personal expenses.” TMZ reports that the total amount stolen remains unknown. “Chris is now suing his parents for all the money back … even though he’s still not sure exactly how much they took,” said TMZ.
The child stars lawsuit comes as a surprise as it was back in December 2012 that TMZ first reported that Kerr had filed a temporary restraining order against her husband, which required him to stay at least 100 yards away from her and the “HSM” star. “The temporary restraining order was issued after Brook claimed her ex had been harassing her for months. Specifically Brook claims Warren broke into her house in November … moved his stuff in without her permission … and then got into a physical altercation with their son,” said the website at the time.
The lawsuit is based on the child stars claim that when wanting to make a bank withdrawal in 2011, after just turning 21-years of age, his parents refused him access. It’s unclear as to when his parents are alleged to have admitted to taking some of the money for “personal expenses.”
Kerr starred on “Passions” throughout its entire run on NBC and DirecTV (1999-2008). The actress turns 40-years-old in November.