- Niro's lawyer confirmed that the actor has been funding the wife's extravagant lifestyle including her thirst for Stella McCartney and over N381 million diamond rings
- Niro's lawyer confirmed on Friday, April 16, that the elderly actor is already a tax delinquent
- The divorce lawyer stated that the actor's paychecks or rather money he will make from his next two movies will go into offsetting his wife's expenditure
Legendary actor Robert De Niro's legal team has revealed the pressure and stress he is currently going through following his divorce from his ex-wife.
According to Niro's lawyers, the actor is being stressed and may probably die while trying to sponsor his estranged wife's lavish lifestyle.
His lawyer confirmed that the actor has been funding the wife's extravagant lifestyle including her thirst for Stella McCartney and over N381 million diamond rings.
Niro's lawyer confirmed on Friday, April 16, that the elderly actor is already a tax delinquent.
The divorce lawyer stated that the actor's paychecks or rather money he will make from his next two movies will go into offsetting his latest multimillion-dollar bill to Uncle Sam.
Speaking during a virtual divorce hearing, Niro's lawyer Caroline Krauss demanded that the court should let the old man rest owing to his old age.
According to the lawyer, it was inhuman to allow the 77-year-old actor to work just to finance someone else's lifestyle.
“Mr. De Niro is 77 years old, and while he loves his craft, he should not be forced to work at this prodigious pace because he has to. When does that stop? When does he get the opportunity to not take every project that comes along and not work six-day weeks, 12-hour days so he can keep pace with Ms. Hightower’s thirst for Stella McCartney?” Caroline Krauss, told a Manhattan judge during the virtual divorce hearing.
The divorce case hearing came as the actor and his ex-wife Hightower continue to fight over how much money De Niro should have to pay to her until the terms of their 2004 prenup agreement kick in, presumably after their divorce is finalised.
Lawyers representing the actor's ex-wife Hightower while defending their client insisted that De Niro has unfairly continued to reduce the amount of money he has been sending his estranged wife since filing for divorce in 2018.
Hightower's legal team noted that the actor cut the ex-wife's credit card expenses from N143 million a month to N381 million recently as January.
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The actor's lawyer Krauss insisted that Hightower has been spending more and more hence her client's move.
In just 2019, she had spent over N64 million, including buying a diamond worth N457 million from jeweler Kwiat.
According to the lawyers, Niro who is behind on his taxes will have to spend millions from his next two movies just to clear the aforementioned liabilities.
The actor had previously said the pandemic decimated his finances, hence his troubles coping with his ex-wife's expenditures.
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