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Hilary Duff's Father In Jail
Posted on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:19 AM PDT

HIlary Duff HDuff082608_01_X17.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Hilary Duff's parents Bob and Susan appeared in court for the latest round in their divorce proceedings, this time to discuss their daughter's upcoming 21st birthday party. According to the Houston Chronicle, Susan was seeking $25,000 to buy her daughter a present and throw her a party, claiming that the $10,000 Bob pays her per month is "not enough to pay [her] own bills," let alone cover expensive gifts.

In addition to the divorce proceedings, Duff was also accused of violating an injunction by selling off assets without court approval. He was ordered to pay the full value of the sale ($367,537) into a court repository, and was sentenced to ten days in jail for contempt of court.

Duff's lawyer Robert Piro pointedly asking Susan whether her "adult millionaire daughter" would be upset if she didn't get a party and a gift from her folks. Susan responded by pointing out that Bob had purchased plenty of presents for his girlfriend's sons, and that her daughter had been "emotionally upset by the abandonment of her father" and ought to have "some kind of recognition for a young life well-lived."

A few minutes later, Susan's lawyer Marshall Davis Brown questioned Bob about gifts he'd purchased for Hilary's sister Haylie, pointing out that he'd spent $25,000 on her birthday. When Bob affirmed that he wanted Hilary to get the same kind of gift her older sister got, Brown asked, "You're not mad at Hilary, are you?" Bob was reportedly so shaken by the question that he hesitated before answering, during which time Brown withdrew the question.

Bob Duff was ultimately ordered to pay his ex-wife $12,500 for his share in Hilary's birthday celebration.


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