Attorneys for Michael Douglas, ex-wife Diandra clash in NY over cash from ‘Wall Street’ sequelBy AP
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Michael Douglas, ex clash over ‘Wall Street’ cash
NEW YORK — Michael Douglas’ starring role in a sequel to “Wall Street” has gotten him an unwanted part in a legal sequel to his 2000 divorce.
Lawyers for the Academy Award-winning actor and for ex-wife Diandra Douglas argued Tuesday in a New York court over her claim that she’s entitled to half his earnings from “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” It’s set to open Sept. 24.
She says their divorce deal gives her rights to share in proceeds from spinoffs from work he did while the couple was married, including the 1987 hit “Wall Street.”
Michael Douglas’ lawyers say his ex is misinterpreting the agreement, and it doesn’t apply to the “Wall Street” sequel. They also say the case belongs in California, where the couple divorced.
A judge didn’t immediately rule. The Douglases were not in court.
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