• When child actor Jackie Coogan turned 18 he found out all his money ($68 million) had been spent by his mother who argued
"No promises were ever made to give
Jackie anything. Every dollar a kid earns before he is 21 belongs to his parents."
Coogan's Bill was passed to protect child actors.
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    • The Act is named after him ( Coogan Act ) but theirs ways parents bypass it and spending all their money on things they "need"
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    • How do you spend that much money tf
      Vash97 11 aug
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    • Earning money from your kid's work when they don't profit? Sounds like... C H I L D S L A V E R Y
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    • how the fuck do you look a judge in the eye and say that the child's money is mine because he didn't turn 21 yet
      usa_no_1 12 aug
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    • DID HE GET ANYTHING?
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    • Shes the lowest form of piece of shit. Anyone who profits off their kids has a special place in hell waiting for them.
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    • How the FUCK do you spend 68 MILLION DOLLARS? What the actual fuck was wrong with her?
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    • I hope he left his mom to rot after this
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    • How fucked up of a person do you gotta be to spend millions of dollars you didn’t even earn, on top of that, money your kid made
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    • Homie $68 million in 1939 is like impossible to spend
      Hatch419 12 aug
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    • I don’t think like 80% of parents should be parents
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    • That’s just Slavery with EXTRA STEPS!
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    • StJac0b 12 aug
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    • She spent 68 million dollars? Enough money, if properly handled, to last at least 10-15 generations? She spent it all?
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    • Now children just need a few more protections from adults and they'll be set
      steel10k 12 aug
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    • Wow... so Hollywood fucked him twice.
      zerosober 12 aug
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    • My parents spent money they used to hold for me, it got so bad my grandma helped me open a savings account with her as the only other person able to do anything to the account
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    • I started working at 14 and my parents "put the money aside" for me I did the math I earned over $50,000 by the time I was 18. On my birthday they brought me to buy a vehicle I chose a truck that was $2,500 they bought it and then when I asked about the rest of my money they said I didn't even 1/2
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    • I wish I would have gotten some kind of protection. When I was 17 I joined the army. Because I was 17 I couldn’t open a bank account without having a co signer and my dad was the only one to do it. He took almost all of my basic training money without asking and barely paid me back.
      Mechazawa 12 aug
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    • Guess who‘s gonma put you in a old cheap retirement home and never visit you when you’re old
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    • When I was 10 I was severely mauled by an Alaskan Malamute. My parents won a pretty big lawsuit for it. The money was supposed to be mine, but thanks to a bad investment they said they "needed" it to save the house. 6 months later they went bankrupt and sold the house anyway
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    • When I was a kid I did background work on tv shows and had a coogan account in my name where a small portion of each check automatically went and I could access when I turned 18. It really doesn’t protect you from much tho because the vast majority still goes into the hands of the parents. Luckily..
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    • This is why banks have something called a Coogan Account. Child actors and children who earn taxable money are usually required to have one or an UTMA account so parents can’t spend the money on their own. Coogan is better because it stops parents from taking money for nearly anything.
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    • Fuck Jackie Coogan's mom
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    • how the hell do you spend 68 million before he turns 18
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    • Parents should be making sure that a child's accomplishments belong to him, not them.
      Cureall 12 aug
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    • Cory Feldman told everyone about the child abuse in Hollywood years ago
      Meaty_Wad 12 aug
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    • How the fuck do you spend $68 million
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    • That's what I'm scared of when I publish my book. It's my first book, and I'm only 16 so I don't really know how it works, so I'm afraid someone will try to trick me or take advantage of the fact I don't know much about the publishing process
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    • great now can we protect children from actors too?
      echolight 12 aug
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    • Judging by the photo there is no way a child actor could earn that much money back then
      largeiron 12 aug
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    • His mom was
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    • His mother should be bludgeoned, but like to the point we’re she can be healed and then do it all over to her again multiple times until she’s begging for death
      JMC96 12 aug
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    • Didn't Jackie Coogan grow up to play Uncle Fester on the Addams Family TV Show?
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    • People act like most parents ain't like this they all are if they had the chance
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    • I was in a gyms advertisement as a baby and they paid me 28,000 dollars for it. My dad took the money and bought himself and my mom a long ass vacation to California leaving me with some angry baby sitter.
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    • Hold up. I thought Gary Coleman is the reason they passed a law to prevent this from happening. Because I know for a fact that his parents spent all his money Before he became an adult and they worked him ragged when he was a kid.
      LexxsH 12 aug
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    • I'm 99% sure that the $68 million is an after inflation number, because $68 million in 1932 (he would have been 18 that year) would be $1.3 billion today
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    • Btw...that kid crew up to become TV's fat bald Uncle Fester.
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    • Imagine having a kid, they become famous and successful through their own talent, and then you steal all their earnings for yourself because you’re a piece of shit
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    • This is how kids murder their parents
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    • This was also passed in 1939. Think about how much money that $68 million is worth 80 years ago
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    • He only received 126000 of what he earned after his lawsuit and when he was struggling to make ends meet he asked Charlie Chaplin for help and Chaplin handed him $1000 with no hesitation
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    • That’s such a shitty thing to do to your kid
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    • What did he do with the body?
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    • This is $68 million during the color shortages too
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    • How the fuck do you just SPEND $68 million dollars, I get it’s over the course of like a decade but still how do you have so little self control?
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    • This is what my family did to me with my inheritance from my great gma
      981276345 12 aug
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    • Makes me think of how at 18 you are an adult that can serve their country and die in a war. But you can't drink a beer.
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    • How can you consider somebody a legal adult at 18 but still say their earned money should go to their parents until they are 21.
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    • It’s not all states. 15% of the money that they made had to be set aside for when they’re 18, kinda like a trust fund, it’s really interesting actually
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    • Fucking bitch
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    • That's the type of shit my mom would do lmao
      Octopuppy 12 aug
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    • My parents stole and spent my college fund and now I struggle to pay for community college while supporting myself and I don't have money to sue them
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    • Most child actors are pressured by their parents so the parents get early retirement, most grow up hating their parents and full of problems because the kids get little say in their career, including binding contracts they are held to legally
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    • How about kids in general. I am in such a shitty place now. My mom stole everything from me then when she had nothing left to take she took herself. That bitch really brought DEA and police into my life then checked out via bullet
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    • Selfish bitch
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    • Why are adults so corrupt
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    • My mom has been doing this shit to me since I was 16 with my VA benefits. Confronted her when I turned 18 so I finally got some of the money I was supposed to have been getting for years but she still took most of whatever I received. Now that I’m going into college I have an account separate from
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    • Isnt that exactly what happened to Justin Bieber? I could be wrong but I think he hates or hated his parents for that reason
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    • How did she spend 68 million and what did she buy?
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    • I would say that I don't know how a mother could do that to their child, but seeing as how she cast him into the unforgiving limelight of film when he was a young kid, I think it's safe to say she didn't love him as much as she loved fame and fortune.
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    • Yeah, that REALLY worked out great for Gary Coleman.
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    • That's fucked. How do you spend that much money and not think about your child's future?
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    • How the fuck you spend that much
      Aitaxb 14 aug
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    • Seriously I'm not trying to sound totalitarian here or anything but some people in this world should not be allowed to have kids
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    • He earned $4 million. Even when accounting for inflation, this is nowhere near 68 million dollars.
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    • She needs to be executed
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    • my mom sold my xbox one for a weeks worth of groceries. did the whole thing right in front of me. 170 bucks from gamestop, then right to bilo where i watched her give every cent of it to the cashier. i didnt even do anything to deserve it. we werent poor, we werent even in dire poverty. (1/2)
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    • I thank my mom for not spending my money before I turn 18 (here in 4 months now).
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    • Jesus fuck that shit
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    • I would not be surprised if he physically attacked her
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    • Imagine being such a horrible human being that you steal and use your child's own money that they earned through talent and hardwork.
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    • Why just actors? Why not all children?
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    • If my child ever becomes rich and famous ima make sure he puts his money in a saving account so by the time he’s 18 he can live off the interest alone.
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    • He was Uncle Fester in the Addams Family. He was nearly broke when he landed that role but after that never lacked work again. (Thanks IMDB)
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    • Luckily he had a successful career after his child acting days and later became uncle fester in the Addams Family tv show.
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    • He was Uncle Fester on the 60s Adams family.
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    • Before 21? Bitch
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    • r/raisedbynarcissists
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    • Louder in the back for Latino families 😭
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    • The Lion, the Witch, and the AUDACITY OF THIS BITCH RIGHT HERE
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    • Honestly, i sorta agree with this. Because a child at 18 shouldn't have 68 million fucking dollars.
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    • Good
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    • XtraBacon 12 aug
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    • It was 4-6 million and his mother and stepfather spent it in 6 months on jewelry, furs, and cars.
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    • Funny how that didn't work out for Gary Coleman
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    • That’s so horrible
      Hossyboy 15 aug
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    • Poor kid, to have such a whore mother
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    • How do you spend 68 million dollars
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    • What an absolute cunt.
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    • you should have to pass some type of test and long process before you have the right to raise a child
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    • I hate women
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    • Satan: Well, I just wanna say I’m a huge fan
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    • So uhh some parents that profit of their child (danielle cohn or conh's mom) really should just get that shot of death juice and just die. No feelings for them like even a kid should just fuck you bitch
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    • Judy garland did this shit to her daughter
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    • Holy shit, what a bitch
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    • It was 3-4 million in 1920’s pay
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    • Bitch
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