Sonja Morgan‘s ex-husband has amassed legal bills fighting his former wife in court that he’s allegedly not paying, so his legal team filed a motion to drop him as a client, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Since their split in 2008, the Real Housewives of New York City star and John Morgan — J.P. Morgan heir — have been battling in federal court as part of Sonja’s bankruptcy case on various issues including unpaid alimony, $3 million owed to her in the divorce and control of their Colorado mansion.
In 2011 Sonja filed a lawsuit against John as part of her bankruptcy, claiming that during their marriage the couple purchased a multi-million dollar home in Colorado using a trust and that it was John who was blocking the sale of it — despite the fact that she owns 50 percent as laid out in their divorce agreement.
John denied the allegations in the complaint and the legal battle is still active.
Furthermore, Sonja claimed in her bankruptcy petition that John owed her a total of $302,000 in unpaid alimony along with a $3 million lump sum as part of their divorce, but John filed documents stating he is appealing the divorce judgement.
So on Aug. 13, 2014 John’s attorney filed a Motion To Withdraw request with the Bankruptcy court in New York claiming the two have “terminated the attorney-client relationship.”
“Mr. Morgan has failed to make any meaningful or credible attempt to pay outstanding legal invoices since August, 2012, despite having the financial ability to do so,” the papers state.
John has an estimated net worth of $100 million and lives on a $19 million private island in Connecticut.
The bankruptcy judge has yet to rule on whether the lawyer can drop John.