Aged Robert De Niro was “forced to work” to catch up with his original luxury lifestyle, lawyers say.

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During a divorce hearing, a “taxi driver” star lawyer claims that his client was forced to work at an “amazing pace” because of his divorced wife Grace Hightower’s “craving for Stella McCartney.” ..

Robert de Niro I’m having a hard time catching up with the extravagant lifestyle of my estranged wife. At a virtual divorce hearing on Friday, April 16th, an actor’s lawyer claimed that his client’s ex-Grace Hightower’s extravagant spending habits and “indulgent” demands would kill the actor. ..

“De Niro is 77 years old and he loves his technique, but he shouldn’t be forced to work at this extraordinary pace because he has to do it,” De Niro said. Niro’s lawyer Caroline Klaus told a Manhattan judge at a hearing. “He could get sick tomorrow and the party is over.”

She went on to say, “When will it stop? When will he not undertake all the upcoming projects and have the opportunity to work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, so that he can catch up with Hightower’s craving for Stella McCartney? Do you get it? ” ?? ”

Deniro appeared in court on a Skype call, and Hightower appeared on a video link. A former spouse who separated in 2018, 20 years after marriage, is involved in a controversial divorce battle over the terms of the split, especially the payment of dependents.

According to the 2004 prenuptial agreement, Deniro is only required to pay $ 1 million annually if his income is $ 15 million or more, and that payment will decrease in proportion to his income. As of January of this year, “Irishman“Star reduced her allowance from $ 375,000 a month to $ 100,000.

His lawyer claimed that the pandemic had significantly reduced his income. Klaus further said De Niro was behind millions of dollars in his taxes and money from his next two film projects would be used to pay off those debts.

Hightower lawyer Kevin McDonough disputed Klaus’s claim, saying “there was no reduction or slowdown in De Niro’s lifestyle.” He said, “When De Niro goes brunch in Connecticut on Sunday, he charters a helicopter there. When he flies to meet his friends in Florida or elsewhere, it’s a private jet. “said. lawyer.

Judge Matthew Cooper said of the exes divorce case, “There is nothing normal about these costs of 99.99999% of the world. These are almost unimaginably unusual.” “I want to divorce these parties. I want De Niro and Hightower to take different paths. Both will come out richer than most humans walking on this planet. I doubt that. There is no room. ”

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