Wife: $286G for new love, ‘not a dime’ for me

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY SHAYNA JA­COBS

Pay the lady.

Rudy Gi­u­liani stiffed his es­tranged wife, her lawyer claimed Wed­nes­day in di­vorce court, to sup­port his goomah, who is mar­ried to a for­mer Marine.

Gi­u­liani, 74, has been cry­ing poor-mouth to his jilted spouse, Ju­dith Nathan, since the cou­ple went Splitsville (his third di­vorce) amid ru­mors he was cat­ting around with Dr. Maria Rosa Ryan, whom he pre­vi­ously claimed was “just a friend.”

Nathan, who the for­mer mayor was step­ping out with dur­ing his sec­ond mar­riage, said she couldn’t care less about his in­fi­deli­ties, she just wants his cash.

“My client doesn’t care about ro­man­tic in­ter­ests or oth­er­wise,” lawyer Bernard Clair said at the cou­ple’s first hear­ing since Nathan filed for di­vorce in April af­ter 15 years of mar­riage.

“What she cares about is that these ex­penses for these peo­ple are con­tin­u­ing while she has not re­ceived any di­rect sup­port since Au­gust of this year,” he added. “Not a dime.”

Clair said that dur­ing the past five months “while my client has suf­fered eco­nom­i­cally at the hands of her hus­band,” he has given Ryan and her fam­ily over $286,000.

The pair are bat­tling over six res­i­dences — in the Hamp­tons, Palm Beach and Man­hat­tan. They’re also squab­bling over coun­try club mem­ber­ship costs and which club ties they “wish to main­tain.”

Clair noted that Gi­u­liani has re­cently spent $12,000 on cigars and more than $7,000 on pens.

The cou­ple’s $230,000-plus monthly bud­get stunned the judge.

“It seems both par­ties spend money on cer­tain ex­penses that are be­yond what most Amer­i­cans spend for cloth­ing, for in­stance. That was their life­style,” Man­hat­tan Supreme Court Judge Michael Katz said.

Gi­u­liani, who has de­nied the af­fair with Ryan, in­sists he is still sup­port­ing Ju­dith.

His at­tor­ney Faith Miller noted that Gi­u­liani took on his lat­est gig as Pres­i­dent Trump’s lead coun­sel in the Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion for no fee and that his in­come has taken a huge hit.

She noted that at his age he “was given the op­por­tu­nity to work for the Pres­i­dent of the United States” af­ter he “de­voted the ma­jor­ity of his pub­lic life to pub­lic ser­vice.”

“He was not ir­re­spon­si­ble in tak­ing that job,”

“Re­spect­fully, at age 74 if he chooses to work with­out com­pen­sa­tion for the Pres­i­dent rather than say at a pri­vate law firm, I sub­mit that he should be en­ti­tled to do so,” she ar­gued.

“He’s still go­ing to re­al­ize a salary of $5 to $6 mil­lion.”

“Mr. Gi­u­liani has con­tin­ued to pay in ex­cess of $150,000 for [Nathan’s] liv­ing ex­penses,” Miller said. “He does not have the where­withal to pay any more than he has been pay­ing.”

Nathan’s side wants Gi­u­liani to foot a $63,000-per­month bill while main­tain­ing per­sonal ex­penses in­clud­ing the cost of the homes, in­sur­ance poli­cies, her mother’s as­sisted-liv­ing home and her per­sonal as­sis­tant.

Miller said that Nathan has “in ex­cess of $7 mil­lion” and that her hus­band “has con­tin­ued to pay in ex­cess of $150,000 per month for [her] liv­ing ex­penses.”

“He does not have the where­withal to pay any more than he has been pay­ing,” she added.

She is “much younger” at age 63 and could get a job, the lawyer also ar­gued.

Katz urged the cou­ple and their lawyers to work out their dif­fer­ences to avoid pub­lic pro­ceed­ings.

“It’s be­yond me why ei­ther party in this case would have an in­ter­est in hav­ing all of this done pub­licly,” he said.

He noted a ton could be “saved in le­gal fees by not go­ing down this road” and it would “treat their re­la­tion­ship and mar­riage with more re­spect than throw­ing all their dirty laun­dry out for pub­lic con­sump­tion.”

Gi­u­liani, who was the face of the city’s re­cov­ery on 9/11, still takes in­come from his busi­nesses in­clud­ing Gi­u­liani Se­cu­rity and Safety.

He left his last wife Donna Hanover for Nathan, whom he was dat­ing while still mar­ried.

Ju­dith Nathan (left), es­tranged wife of Rudy Gi­u­liani (in­set), blasted the for­mer mayor’s spend­ing at di­vorce hear­ing in Man­hat­tan court on Wed­nes­day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.