Robert De Niro is struggling to meet his ex-wife’s demands and has been forced to work on all the projects offered to him, his lawyers said.
During a divorce hearing, which was held virtually this Friday, an actor’s lawyer assured that the demands of the actor’s ex-wife will make “The actor dies from overwork.”
Mr. de Niro is 77 years old, and while he loves what he does, he shouldn’t be forced to work at this rate just because ‘he has to,’ ”Caroline Klauss told a Manhattan judge during the hearing.
He could die tomorrow and the party would be over. When will this end? When will he have the opportunity not to take on all the projects offered to him, work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week and be at peace ”, added the lawyer.
Robert de Niro and Grace Hightower were married for 20 years and in 2018 they separated, However, have been involved in a constant battle over the terms of separation, especially for alimony payments.
According to your prenuptial agreement, made in 2004, Robert De Niro has to pay his ex 1 million dollars a year, in case of earning 15 million or more, but the payments decrease proportionally according to your income.
As of January this year, the star of The Irish, wild bull Y Taxi Driver reduced his ex-wife’s expenses from $ 375,000 per month to $ 100,000.
Robert De Niro, assures that he is forced to work to pay the demands of his ex-wife
Klauss assured that De Niro is behind in his taxes and that his next 2 projects are destined to pay this debt, since the pandemic affected the actor’s economy.
For his part, Grace Hightower’s attorney, Kevin McDonough, said against the claims of the 77-year-old actor saying that Robert De Niro has not reduced his lifestyle.
When Mr. De Niro goes to lunch in Connecticut on Sunday, he rents a helicopter. When he flies to see his friends in Florida or elsewhere, it’s on a private jet, “McDonough said, which was quickly rejected by De Niro’s attorneys.
Judge Matthew Cooper said he wants to divorce De Niro and Hightower so that each one follows their separate paths.
You will both come out of this richer than most human beings on Earth. There is no doubt about that ”, the judge pointed out.