Divorce is never pleasant, and it seems that there are two issues that seem to establish the bottom line: children and money. Michael Douglas and ex-wife Diandra have certainly struggled with both—son Cameron is in prison for being Michael Douglas’ son on drug charges and now Diandra has filed a lawsuit alleging that she has the right to half of his earnings from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps where he reprises his role as Gordon Gekko from 1987’s Wall Street.
From Daily Mail:
The 65-year-old actor, who starred in Wall Street in 1987, is said to be furious after Diandra claimed her divorce deal says she is entitled to half of any money Douglas gets from his movies – including any ‘spinoffs’ from his previous films.
This includes Oliver Stone’s upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, in which Douglas reprises his role as greedy Gordon Gekko, according to Diandra’s lawyer Nancy Chemtob.
Ms Chemtob told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper last week: ‘It’s the same character, the same title, just years later.’
I see Michael Douglas’ point here. I mean, Diandra received $45 million dollars in the divorce settlement. That’s a hell of a lot of money, and it seems to me that asking for more at this time, well over ten years later, is frivolous at best. Evidently, Michael Douglas was not an easy man to be married to (he used “sex addiction” before it became the new little black dress). However, I would think that $45 million dollars would more than pay for any degree of pain and suffering (inasmuch as you can put a price tag on it) not to mention allowing both Diandra and their son Cameron to continue the lifestyle to which they’d become accustomed.
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