:evil: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=425&u=/nypost/20040121/lo_nypost/diddysdaddyduty&printer=1DIDDY'S DADDY DUTY
Wed Jan 21, 4:46 AM ET
By JOE McGURK and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
The ex-girlfriend of rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs went to a New Rochelle family court yesterday to demand a $30,000 hike in child-support payments for their 9-year-old son.
Fashion-stylist mom Misa Hylton-Brim said she's only been getting a mere $5,512 a month to look after their son, Justin, while Combs' ex-gal pal, model Kim Porter, is raking in a sweet $35,000-a-month deal in child support for their son, Christian, 6.
Hylton-Brim told The Post outside family court she had accidentally found out about the dizzying cash disparity from a friend who knows both her and Porter.
"It hurts deeply," she said. "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I'm very sad. I wouldn't have ever imagined it would have come to this.
"The perception Sean projects outside the courtroom is quite different from the truth," she added. "He wants the public to have a perception of him, but the reality is that I'm here asking for money.
"Kim had to go to the courts, too. He just didn't offer it," she said.
Porter's child-support settlement was sealed in Manhattan Criminal Court, but those familiar with the case said Combs must take care of his son until he is 21 and provide for his education, medical care and other needs.
Hylton-Brim said that, so far, she and Combs have managed to keep their public differences from their son.
"He's pretty shielded from this. He's a strong kid. He knows that we both love him," she said.
Hylton-Brim said she was puzzled that the blockbuster music producer, restaurateur, clothing designer and magazine publisher was reluctant to give her son the same amount of child support as his other child.
"That's the biggest mystery," she said.
"He's called [Hylton-Brim]. They've had private conversations," said Hylton-Brim attorney Brett Kimmel. "He's said 'We have to talk about this. I don't want to go to court.' But he doesn't want to pay that much."
Kimmel said the 1996 decision to pay $5,000 a month in child support to his client "was made before Puffy was Puffy, when he was Sean Combs and no one would have imagined how big he would get - except maybe Puffy.
"She's not getting 17 percent of [Combs'] income, which is the law," he said.
In addition he said, "There's been a dramatic increase in the child's needs."
He contended Combs is causing a rift between mom and son because he treats the boy to lavish weekends when the child goes to visit him.
"It's nothing [for Combs] to spend $40,000 in a day, so when Justin comes back on Monday morning, he's back with mom and there's no continuity," said Kimmel. "The boy is going from one lifestyle to another."
Combs was not in court. His attorney, Paul Galasso, declined to comment on the case.
In a 2003 court hearing, Combs tried to prevent Hylton-Brim's lawyer, famed divorce attorney Raoul Felder, from having access to his financial information.