The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have led US actor Robert De Niro, who in 2018 divorced Grace Hightor, whom he had been married to since 1997, to file for bankruptcy.
It was Caroline Krause, the attorney for the protagonist of One of Our Own, who exposed her client’s complex situation. During an online hearing within the divorce process, the attorney was extremely negative about her client’s accounts before a Manhattan judge.
“Mr. De Niro is 77 years old, and while he loves his business, he should not be forced to work at such a great pace because he has to. When will that end? Per week for 12 hours a day just to keep up with Miss Hitor’s thirst for Stella McCartney? ”He said referring to his ex-wife’s passion for fashion. His last strong words were “De Niro can get sick tomorrow, and the party is over.”
For his part, Hightower’s lawyer denied that the actor’s position was as described by Caroline Krause, and indicated that De Niro “got five million dollars for his acting in the successful movie The Irishman. He spent $ 450,000 on summer rent in Amaganset in 2019, and he also spent $ 150,000 on Thanksgiving vacation and $ 1 million on his adult children in 2019 and 2020, ” according to Fox News.
The story between De Niro and Hightower has been talking for years. The couple married in 1997. She was a TWA flight attendant and two years after they got married, they signed their first divorce in 1999. In 2004, they were both surprised to give themselves a new chance, even though they wanted to strike a prenuptial agreement that would benefit both of them in the event of a new separation. In 2018, the second spat came, and according to what was signed, Los untouchables translator by Eliot Ness must pay his ex-partner a million dollars a year.
Last July, Robert De Niro’s lawyers claimed in court that the coronavirus crisis had wiped out his income, so he decided to lower the monthly credit limit on his ex-wife’s American Express card from $ 100,000 to $ 50,000.
According to the translator’s legal representatives, his high financial resources did not support the epidemic and he was forced to reduce spousal maintenance by 50% in order to Grace Hightower.
De Niro, a two-time Academy Award winner for Raging Bull and The Godfather II, testified at the divorce trial via Skype. Hitor also told the court that she and their two children together, Helen, 8, and Elliott, 21, were kicked out of the house at the start of the coronavirus lockdown.
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