Robert De Niro is “forced” to work because of his ex-wife’s lifestyle, his lawyer said.
The “Irish” star is divorcing Grace Hightower, with legal representatives claiming he has been forced to work at an “amazing pace” because of his ex’s “thirst for Stella McCartney”.
His attorney Caroline Krauss said during a virtual divorce hearing on Friday (04/16/21): “Mr De Niro is 77 years old and although he loves his trade, he shouldn’t be forced to work at this amazing pace because he has to quit When does this stop? When does he get the opportunity not to take on every upcoming project and not work six days a week, twelve hours a day so he can keep up with Ms. Hightower’s thirst for Stella McCartney? Get sick tomorrow and die Party’s over. “
It comes after De Niro claims he suffered a financial blow because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hollywood star went to court to investigate his finances after his estranged wife, Grace Hightower, requested an emergency injunction to increase her monthly credit limit from $ 50,000 to $ 100,000.
He appeared in court over a Skype call and his lawyers said he cut their credit card limit in half after restaurant chains, Nobu and Greenwich Hotel, in which he is involved, closed or partially closed for months during the health crisis. His attorney, Caroline Krauss, told the judge that the restaurant chain lost $ 3 million in April and another $ 1.87 million the next month.
She added that De Niro’s 2004 marriage contract with Hightower only charges $ 1 million a year if he makes $ 15 million or more, and his payments would decrease in proportion to his income.
She said, “His accounting and business manager … says the best case for Mr. De Niro is if this year turns things around … he’ll be lucky if he makes $ 7.5 million this year.”
She added the 76-year-old star cut spending “dramatically” and pointed to a postponed film project that was due to be shot this summer before the pandemic.