Douglas’ ex-wife wants share in ‘Wall Street 2′ fees

June 28th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 28 (IANS) Michael Douglas’ ex-wife Diandra has filed a legal suit against him claiming a share in his salary for his upcoming movie “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”.
Diandra has filed papers in New York City earlier this month demanding 50 percent of his pay cheque and royalties from the new picture, reports

The couple got divorced in 2000 and the lawsuit claims Diandra’s divorce deal entitled her to have half share in her ex-husband’s earnings from projects he worked on during their 20 years of marriage including the original “Wall Street” movie and any possible “spin-offs”.

At a hearing in a Manhattan court, Wednesday, Diandra’s lawyer Nancy Chemtob said: “It’s the same character, the same title, just years later.”

Douglas’ attorney insisted the sequel is “not the same thing” as a “spin-off” and urged judge to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that it has no merit and should be heard in California, US, where the couple divorced in 2000.

The judge decided not to rule on the case until a decision is made on transferring it to the West Coast.

Douglas has reprised his role as greedy Gordon Gekko in the sequel to the 1987 movie “Wall Street”.

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