Ellen Barkin says pending claims “nonsense” meant to distract
12 December, 2010
Billionaire Ronald Perelman must pay $4.3 million to his ex-wife Ellen Barkin’s Applehead Pictures LLC after reneging on a agreement to invest in the film production company, $4.3 million award includes more than $900,000 in interest
Christine Taylor, a spokeswoman for Perelman: Ms. Barkin should not be entitled to any additional money beyond the enormous settlement she received five years ago. She said Perelman had “moved on” and left it to his attorneys to handle the “still-pending claims against Ms. Barkin and others based on their misconduct in managing and controlling Applehead Pictures.
Perelman had countersued in New York state Supreme Court, alleging Barkin misappropriated Applehead funds to finance personal expenses.
“As far as Applehead is concerned, Perelman won’t truly have moved on until after he satisfies his obligations,” Barkin’s Buchdahl added. He called the pending claims “nonsense” meant to distract. They will only result in more money going to Applehead,
In 2008, Perelman supported his daughter Caleigh against another ex-wife, Patricia Duff . “[Caleigh] is under stress. She is fearful. She has stated that she does not want to go back to her mother,”At first blush, Justice Rosalyn Richter said, it appears to be more “than an ordinary mother-daughter dispute” but less than the emergency situation Perelman’s side contends it is. The former couple finally reached a settlement in December 2008, having all parties attend therapy. including joint sessions with the Revlon head and Duff so they can work on parenting issues together. Their longstanding custody arrangement remains in place. The case came to a close with the sides getting equal parenting time, Perelman getting decision-making power over their daughter’s affairs, and Duff getting more than $12,000 a month in child support.