Who wins the award for the shadiest ex? Why Sonja Morgan does! Sonja has been in the midst of finalizing her bankruptcy-exit plan, which includes battling a lawsuit from her former hubby, who also owes her millions.
Sonja sold a French home, and had plans to turn over the value of her Colorado home to creditors when J.A. Morgan attempted to put a stop to that with a $6.2 million-dollar lawsuit claiming he deserved some of that money. Sonja fired back reminding him of that outstanding $3 million he never paid her to satisfy their divorce decree. Then she accused him of trying to invent laws after-the-fact. Luckily for Sonja the judge agreed with her and dismissed the lawsuit.
Struggling to get-by on diminished assets without losing her NYC townhouse, Sonja has finally been given the clear from a judge to repay her creditors and enter into a bankruptcy-exit plan. Sonja obtained the millions by selling a St. Tropez chateau she won in her divorce proceedings, but the process was temporarily hindered when Sonja’s ex-husband filed a $6.2 million-dollar lawsuit against her claiming he was owed proceeds from the French sale because he had paid upkeep on the home, plus a portion of the Colo. home Sonja was attempting to liquidate.
However Sonja gleefully reveals, “It’s over now. It’s come to an end.”
How does that old saying go, “If you marry for money, you earn every cent?” And if you marry an international banking dynamo, you probably won’t be earning any cents – or sense! Neither Sonja Morgan‘s bankruptcy nor her divorce will ever seem to be finalized as new court documents reveal her ex-husband John Adams Morgan is seeking a $6.2 million dollar judgement against her. Yikes.
Sonja and her 83-year-old ex have a hearing scheduled for January 21st to meet in bankruptcy court because he believes the Real Housewives Of New York star owes him money from selling properties to satisfy debts related to her Chapter 11 bankruptcy and $8.1 million dollar creditor debt.
After liquidating (or having a trustee liquidate?) her wild-boar infested St. Tropez property, and attempting to sell her Colorado home, Sonja is now desperately trying to hang onto her NYC town home without selling it to satisfy her multi-million dollar judgement.
Sonja Morgan wants everyone to know that the former Mrs. Morgan is still rolling in the dough, despite also rolling in the deep – deep debt that is!
She also accuses her Real Housewives of New York co-stars of “exploiting” her financial woes for a storyline and making things appear far graver than they are.
Are we sure about that? Because Sonja’s situation appears pretty grim based on reports – she owes $7 million dollars in a movie deal gone bust and her creditors accused her of hiding assets and stalling last year. And this year her St. Tropez home was sold by bankruptcy trustees after Sonja was dragging her feet in liquidating it herself. Still Sonja maintains that her finances are fine – just undergoing a bit of rearranging!
“Broke as a joke?! I am in a Chapter 11 reorganization, I am not in a Chapter 7 which is a liquidation,” Sonja insists. “To say I am broke while I am working and my daughter [Quincy, 13] is thriving under such immense pressure is unfair.”
Trying to keep up the charade, Sonja has been claiming that she actually sold the property but court papers prove otherwise! Sonja was attempting to liquidate the property for $8 million to settle the $7 million dollar judgment against her, but it failed to sell. The court then decided she wasn't making a serious effort and took matters into their own hands.
Now both Sonja and Ramona are claiming their lack of attendance had absolutely nothing to do with Aviva, but other issues arose in their lives. Ramona claims she wanted to spend the weekend with Avery who was leaving for school, and Sonja tells Page Six she was actually in France at the time! Ummmm…
The latest in a string of bad financial news for the Real Housewives of New York star is that a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge has signed off on an agreement to escalate her bankruptcy and appoint a trustee.
Sonja has been attempting to liquidate several luxury multi-million dollar properties, including her NYC townhome, her Colorado ski home, and just recently a St. Tropez vacation home in an effort to repay a $7 million dollar debt related to a failed movie production deal.