Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams is being called a deadbeat by his ex-wife Aryn. Aryn Drake-Lee is suing him for $1,000,000 in back support payments.
Aryn filed a new court motion in their bitter divorce battle, alleging that Jesse is a deadbeat.
According to Aryn, Jesse rarely follows their child custody schedule and often cancels his time with the kids, only to demand make-up time later. Aryn told the court that Jesse refuses to provide her with his “Grey’s Anatomy” shooting schedule, which could tip her off to future child scheduling changes..
Aryn is asking the court for Jesse to continue paying $50,000 a month, saying Jesse Williams is still making millions on the hit show. She is asking for $737,605 in retroactive child support, minus $100k already paid, for a total of $637,605.
She does suggest cutting her $50k monthly spousal support down to $29,918, which would be paid until at least 2020. Drake-Lee also wants retroactive spousal support in the amount of $251,602.
In 2005, Williams began to study acting and was chosen to participate in the New York Actors Showcase presented by ABC Television, one of 14 actors chosen from among over 800 individuals who auditioned. Since 2006, he has appeared in a number of television series, films and theatre productions. In 2012, he established a production company, farWord Inc.
In September 2012, Williams married longtime girlfriend Aryn Drake-Lee. They have two children, Sadie and Maceo. In April 2017, it was reported that Williams had filed for divorce. He then was in a relationship with actress Minka Kelly; they broke up in January 2018.