- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Actress Sherri Shepherd has lost her appeal of a Pennsylvania court ruling that found her responsible for a child born to a surrogate before she divorced.

The state Supreme Court says Tuesday it won’t hear the case brought by the sitcom actress and former co-host of “The View.”

Surrogacy advocates say the lower court ruling in her case is the first to declare surrogacy contracts binding in Pennsylvania.

Shepherd is paying $4,100 in monthly child support to ex-husband Lamar Sally of Los Angeles. His lawyer, Tiffany Palmer, says Shepherd has not seen the 1-year-old.

Shepherd spent more than $100,000 to arrange the surrogacy but tried to void the contract as the couple divorced in New Jersey.

Shepherd’s lawyer says he’s surprised the court won’t review the issue.

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