Not only is actress Ellen Barkin, 56, enjoying raves for her almost unrecognizable role as a sullen drug-addict mother in “Chameleon,” which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, but, according to the NY Post, she also just won a tidy $4.3 million lawsuit against her Revlon billionaire ex-husband Ron Perelman.
]]>She and Ron were only married for five reportedly tumultuous years. In
2006, Perelman conveniently filed for and quickly got a divorce, just
days before the prenup would have kicked in, giving Ellen more alimony.
She still got a decent chunk, some $2-3 million a year. And after the
divorce, she also sold all the jewelry Ron had given her for an
estimated $16-20 million.
But Ron had also signed an agreement to
make four capital contributions to her film production company, for a
total of $3.4 million.
But when Ellen talked to the press about not
taking legal steps to obtain a “get,” which is a Jewish
religious divorce, he reneged on the deal, saying she’d not heeded the
confidentiality restrictions of the divorce contract.
Whew. Got all that?
Manhattan Supreme court didn’t like that and Thursday (May 6) Ron was
ordered to pay up with interest, making it $4.3. And big surprise,
Perelman plans to appeal.
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