Friday, June 16, 2017
Billionaire Sumner Redstone’s former girlfriend, Sydney Holland, is filing suit against Redstone’s daughter for interfering with an oral contract. Holland alleges Redstone’s daughter paid her father’s staff members to uncover confidential information in order oust Holland from her father’s life. Holland is arguing that this invasion of privacy caused Redstone to abandon his promise of lifetime financial support. Now, Holland is suing for an award of palimony for half of Redstone’s liquid estate. If awarded, Holland would receive about $10 to $20 million.
See Kartikay Mehrotra & Christopher Palmeri, Redstone Faces Ex-Girlfriend's Palimony Demand, Private Wealth, June 13, 2017.
Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.