Jackson ‘trapped In Africa After Passport Expires’

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January 8, 2011 | 9:30am EST

Jermaine Jackson’s child support battle with ex-wife Alejandra has left him stranded in Africa – his passport expired during a trip abroad and reportedly won’t be renewed until he’s up to date with payments.
The Jackson 5 legend filed papers back in September alleging he can no longer afford to pay $3,000 -a-month in child support for sons Jaafar and Jermajesty.

He asked a judge to cut the costs down to just $215 -per-month, and insisted his ex-wife earns more money than him and lives for free at his mother Katherine’s estate.

The previous year, Alejandra filed legal papers claiming the star was $35,550 behind on installments.

Officials recently confiscated Jackson’s driving license in a bid to make him pay up, and his financial woes have now left him trapped in Burkina Faso, west Africa after his passport expired during the trip, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports America’s State Department of Child Support Services automatically passes on information to law officials, who can prevent a person renewing their travel documents until they are up to date with their agreed payment plan.

Jackson allegedly now owes a huge $91,921 as of December.

This is the latest blow to the relationship between Jermaine and his former wife – on Thursday the executors of his late brother Michael’s estate launched legal action to have Alejandra and her two kids evicted from the family’s estate in Encino, California.