Scott Storch is ready to pay the piper.
On Sunday, TMZ reported that a Florida court has ordered that the multiplatinum producer be arrested for failing to pay child support, but his attorney Guy Spiegelman assures MTV News that the debt will be cleared in a matter of days.
“We intend to resolve this matter shortly — shortly meaning I anticipate this week,” he told us Monday (October 15).
It has been reported that the producer — who crafted such hits as 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop,” Chris Brown’s “Run It!” and Terror Squad’s “Lean Back” — owes $28,300 to his child’s mother, and after he missed a court date, a judge issued an arrest order. The warrant is still out, but after Storch pays up, his attorney believes the warrant will be set aside.
In February, the embattled hitmaker was arrested in Las Vegas for cocaine possession. He was eventually released on a $5,000 bond, according to TMZ.
Storch was once a heavy-hitter in the game, producing for the likes of Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, Nas and Christina Aguilera, but his personal life and career began to spin wildly out of control in 2006. A well-publicized drug habit, as well as his lavish spending, proved to be too difficult for him to handle, landing him trouble with the IRS.
“The cost of the drug didn’t affect my life,” Storch told MTV News back in 2009. “It was the poor decisions I made, that were so poor financially, that caused me to go into this situation where I was forced to change my lifestyle … forced to change a lot of things.
“[I had] 15 to 20 cars at all times,” he continued.” That’s not smart. I would take one of 15 half-million-dollar cars I owned and go to the mall and spend that much money. Stupid, stupid stuff. It’s like it didn’t make a difference. They were ego investments. I would have been great with three or four cars! I didn’t need a 117-foot boat.”