Halle Berry is going off on child support payments on Instagram, claiming they are "extortion" and allow parents to live a lifestyle "they did not earn."
The actress's comments come after someone brought up the fact that she has to pay ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry nearly $16,000 a month in child support for their 12-year-old daughter, Nahla.
"And it takes great strength to pay it," Halle replied in the comments section. "And BTW it's wrong and it's extortion!"
For years, Halle has tried to get her payments to Gabriel reduced — but to no avail.
The Oscar winner later clarified that she doesn't pay alimony but does dish out a pretty penny for child support.
"I'm not going to speak on alimony as I have never asked for it nor have I ever paid it. However, as for child support, I feel I can speak on it as I've been paying it for a decade now. I feel if a woman or man is having to pay child support that is way more than the reasonable needs to help SUPPORT the child, I think that is wrong," she said. "I understand some parents (man or woman) may need help, but I also feel that in these modern times both men and women have the responsibility to financially take care of their children and work hard and make every effort to do so."
She added, "The way many laws are set up people are allowed to USE children in order to be awarded money to live a lifestyle that not only they did not earn but that is way above and beyond the child's reasonable needs, and that is 'THE WRONG' and where I see the abuse. The laws are outdated and no longer reflect the modern world."
According to the court order, Halle will have to continue to pay her ex until Nahla is 19 years old, which is nearly six years away.
Halle was quick to point out that her thoughts are simply her opinion.
"I can say I'm living it every day and I can tell you it's hard," she said of her child support situation. "I do totally understand the feelings of those men who feel they are and have been taken advantage of by the system."