Bobby Brown freed after paying $19,000 in late child support

Singer Bobby Brown paid $19,000 (EUR14,366) in late child support and court fees and was freed after spending three nights in the Norfolk County jail.

Brown, who was released Wednesday, still was scheduled to appear Thursday in Norfolk Probate and Family Court a familiar place for Brown who has a long history of failing to pay support on time.

A judge had ordered Brown held in the county jail in Dedham until he paid after constables arrested the singer while he was watching his daughter's cheerleading competition at Attleboro High School.

Phaedra Parks, an attorney in Atlanta where Brown currently lives, said the singer has been struggling to meet monthly payments to Kim Ward, the mother of his two teenage children. Brown and pop diva Whitney Houston are divorcing after 14 years, reports AP.

"Although this agreement was put in place when he was Bobby Brown the star, this agreement is being enforced when he is not always able to find work," Parks told The Associated Press. "He hasn't made an album in quite some years."

Brown, a Boston native best known for a solo hit "Don't Be Cruel," has a history of legal troubles, including previous delinquent child support charges and am outstanding motor vehicles violation.

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