Hanks’ wife in legal wrangle over vintage Beatles poster

November 21st, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson is embroiled in a legal battle over the non-payment for a vintage Beatles poster priced at $75,000.Tmz.com reports that Wilson bought the 1962 vintage Beatles poster as a gift for Hanks.

According to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the actress agreed to pay the amount to the seller, Melissa Pearl, if she could provide a certificate of authenticity. When Pearl could not keep her end of the deal, Wilson backed out.

Pearl then got angry and not only asked for $75,000 but an additional $300,000 “for what she “characterised as her time and trouble to obtain the evidence requested by Wilson that the poster was authentic”.

Wilson wants the judge to declare that she can walk away from the agreement.

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