Saudi prince and ex-wife in US court divorce fight

Saudi prince and ex-wife fight US court battle over multi-million dollar Beverly Hills mansion
1 min read
06 March, 2019
A Delaware judge is mulling whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Saudi prince in a dispute with his ex-wife over their Beverly Hills mansion.
The Saudi royal family is known for its oil-funded extravagant lifestyle [AFP]
A Delaware judge is mulling whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Saudi prince in a dispute with his ex-wife over their Beverly Hills mansion.

The judge heard attorney arguments on Tuesday in a complaint filed by Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud against his former wife, Princess Fahdah Husain Abdulrahman Al-Athel.

The prince wants to prevent his ex-wife from selling the property without his consent.

He also says he is owed about $42 million he loaned to renovate the property.

The princess argues that she was never a manager of the Delaware LLC formed to buy the property, and that the Delaware court has no jurisdiction over her.

She also says an earlier petition she filed in the Cayman Islands should take precedence over the Delaware lawsuit.