‘Problem Child’ star takes stand in suit

The 11-year-old star of “The Problem Child” movies took the witness stand in his own defense Friday, testifying about gifts Universal Pictures sent him before it sued the young actor.

Attorney Robert DeMarco sought to show Michael Oliver’s value to the studio by asking the boy about presents Universal sent to him after completion of the first “Problem Child” movie.

“If I do remember correctly,” said Oliver, “I got a bicycle, a skateboard and a telescope.”

U is suing Oliver and his mother, Dianne Ponce, in a contract dispute.

The studio claims the two extorted a $ 500,000 acting contract on the eve of the sequel’s filming. U wants $ 190,000 back while Oliver claims he is still owed $ 350,000.

The judge released jurors until this morning when they will hear closing arguments.

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