Countess Eyes $55M Divorce Settlement

Divorce expected to be finalized today
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2009 11:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – The contentious divorce between Swedish countess Marie Douglas-David and Internet mogul George David is expected to be settled today, reports the New York Post. Douglas-David will have to make do with about $55 million, and she won’t get the $16 million penthouse or $1.5 million earrings she wanted. The mudslinging proceedings first made headlines in March, when Douglas-David estimated her weekly expenses at at least $53,000. Elsewhere:

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