Lisa Marie (Not Presley) Wants to Get Paid
Actress, model and one-time Tim Burton muse, Lisa Marie, was left shocked and heartbroken when Tim dumped her for Helena Bonham Carter 5 years ago. She said that during their 10-year-relationship Tim promised Lisa that he would take care of her forever and ever. Well, forever is here and she's not being taken care of. She is suing his ass for fraud. People reports:
In a suit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Marie, who describes herself as an actress, model, artist, writer and photographer, claims that Burton owes her palimony from their 10-year relationship, and that after their split she'd settled for a lesser amount under false pretenses. TMZ.com was first to report the suit.
She says she and the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory director, 48, began dating beginning around December 1991, and that when they began living together they agreed to combine their earnings, with Marie serving as Burton's personal manager. She also says Burton promised to support her for the rest of her life.
In August 2001, Burton abruptly ended their relationship, news that the court papers call "totally unexpected" and which made Marie "extremely depressed and emotionally unstable for months thereafter."
Marie claims that after Burton left her, his associates, claiming they were acting on her behalf, conspired with Burton to fraudulently convince her that she had little chance of winning a palimony claim. Burton even held secret talks with one of her close friends, a woman named Cherry Vanilla, in a plot to convince Marie to settle.
As a result, she accepted a settlement of their Fifth Avenue apartment in New York City and a Jaguar. She now wants to rescind the settlement agreement and is seeking unspecified damages.
Usually, I'd side with the dude...but in this case she deserves a little something. I mean she boinked his FUGLY FUG ass for that many years. She deserves a Nobel Peace Prize as well as like $300-million. That sounds right.