Moore to 'punish' Ashton in divorce

Published: 21 November, 2011 08:43 IST | Agencies |

As a means of seeking revenge, the actress has told her lawyers to 'grab her husband's fortune'

As a means of seeking revenge, the actress has told her lawyers to 'grab her husband's fortune'

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. It appears the adage will hold true for Ashton Kutcher as Demi Moore is in no forgiving mood. Moore is determined to grab a slice of Ashton Kutcher's �90 million (Rs 730 crore) fortune -- in revenge for the betrayal that led her to seek a divorce.

In no forgiving mood: According to a close source to Moore, Ashton
has broken her heart and she is furious and wants to punish him financially.

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Moore (49), once dubbed a cougar who fell for an ambitious toyboy, is said to have instructed her lawyers to 'punish him financially'.

Her edict is in spite of a pre-nuptial contract with Kutcher, -- which she insisted on when they married in 2005.
At the time she wanted to prevent him ever seeking a share of her �97 million pot (Rs 784 crore) of assets.

Tables have turned
Back then, Kutcher  was just beginning his acting career while Moore had a fortune built up from roles in hit films.

But now Moore's career is on the wane and Kutcher is the one who commands major fees. He earns �500,000 (Rs 4.04 crore) an episode playing an internet billionaire in the TV sitcom Two And A Half Men and as much as �4 million (Rs 32.35 crore) a year as a successful investor in new technology projects, including Skype.

"With a pre-nuptial agreement, Ashton should be sitting pretty," said a source close to Moore's entourage.

"These agreements are designed to protect one's earnings during the marriage as well as one's pre-nuptial assets. But Demi is furious. You only have to look at every photo you see of her to see the toll Ashton's cheating has taken on her. She wants to punish him financially because of the way he has broken her heart.

She is talking about going after a share of what he has earned since their marriage on the grounds that she contributed to much of what he has achieved. She is going to give him a bitter fight and, whether or not she wins, it will be an expensive lesson for him."

Psychic told Demi to dump Ashton
Apparently it took a psychic to persuade Demi Moore to get rid of her husband. "She listened to a psychic who insisted that to save her health she had to stop clinging to the hope of saving the marriage. Her three daughters had been telling her the same thing, but it was the psychic that tipped the balance," said a friend.

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