Mary-Kate Olsen files for divorce
Mary-Kate Olsen is divorcing her French banker husband Pierre Olivier Sarkozy - alleging in legal papers that he is kicking her out of their New York home next Monday in the middle of the pandemic.
Olsen, 33, who wed Sarkozy, 50, in 2015, signed a summons and complaint for divorce on April 17 when, "it was clear my marriage was over … the relationship has broken down irretrievably" the court papers, filed in New York's Supreme Court, state.
But she was informed the New York courts were not then accepting divorce filings.
She is now asking the court to allow her to file an emergency divorce petition claiming: "My husband has terminated the lease on our New York City residence … without my consent.
"This application is an emergency because my husband expects me to move out of our home on Monday, May 18, 2020 in the middle of New York City being on pause due to COVID-19."
She also claims that she has contacted Sarkozy's lawyer and her landlord begging to stay past May 30.
"I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home we have lived in and if he is successful, I will not only lose my home but I risk losing my personal property as well."
Olsen said that due to the pandemic she can't "look for another apartment right now, let alone retrieve my separate property belongings and am gravely concerned my husband will dissipate, dispose of and/or secret," not only her things, but their marital property, according to the court documents.
Olsen's lawyer, Nancy Chemtob, declined to comment. Sarkozy's lawyers didn't return calls and emails for comment.
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