Thursday 24 August 2017

Douglas ex-wife loses royalty case

Michael Douglas' ex has lost her latest bid in her battle for a share of his earnings from the Wall Street sequel
Michael Douglas' ex has lost her latest bid in her battle for a share of his earnings from the Wall Street sequel

Michael Douglas' ex-wife has lost a bid in New York to revive her quest for half his Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps earnings.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Matthew F Cooper reiterated in a ruling that the dispute belongs in California, where the couple divorced in 2000 after 23 years together.

The judge threw out Diandra Douglas' suit in November, but she asked him to reconsider.

Michael Douglas' lawyer said she hopes this will end the litigation.

Diandra Douglas' lawyer did not immediately respond to email messages but has said she will appeal against the decision.

Diandra Douglas said a provision in the couple's divorce deal entitles her to half the actor's proceeds from last year's follow-up to 1987's Wall Street. He says it does not.

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