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The Bollea divorce battle rages on

CLEARWATER — When their divorce was finalized in July, Terry and Linda Bollea announced a fresh start after nearly two years of bitter court hearings.

But the drama appears to be far from over.

In recent court filings, Terry Bollea claims his ex-wife stripped their Belleair mansion of valuable fixtures before she moved to California, and his ex accuses him of failing to provide funds awarded to her in the divorce settlement.

In the first motion, filed in Pinellas in late October, Terry Bollea asks a judge to force Linda to return the property, including "numerous lighting fixtures, fabulous chandeliers, a bathtub, a sink and a built-in antique mantel."

"We're talking about tens of thousands of dollars in property and repairs," said Terry Bollea's attorney, David Houston.

The Bolleas put the Willadel Drive mansion up for sale — asking price $13.9 million — in the weeks following their divorce.

Linda Bollea's attorney, Raymond Rafool, said the couple had agreed that the lighting and fixtures in question were not to be sold with the house. Rafool said they were rebuffed when they offered to repair damaged areas.

Meanwhile, in a motion filed last week, Linda Bollea asks a judge to force her ex-husband to cough up the 40 percent share of merchandise and trademark royalties related to the Hulk Hogan wrestling persona that she received in the settlement.

"Linda wants him just merely to comply with what they agreed to," Rafool said.

An accounting statement attached to the filing shows that Terry Bollea received just $2,285 in royalties from World Wrestling Entertainment from July 28 to Oct. 15. But the statement shows $124,685 in expenses, for a net loss of more than $120,000. Some of the expenses appear to be attorney fees that Linda Bollea is not responsible for, Rafool said.

Houston said his client has provided the accounting statements as warranted by the agreement.

The Bollea divorce battle rages on 11/30/09 [Last modified: Monday, November 30, 2009 11:12pm]
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