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    Director Tim Burton's Ex Sues Him for Fraud

    THURSDAY DECEMBER 28, 2006
    09:10 AM EST
    By Ken Lee
    PEOPLE

    Marie and Burton in 2001
    Photo by: Jim Spellman / WireImage

    Director Tim Burton has been sued for fraud by his former lover, Lisa Marie, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

    In a suit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Marie, who describes herself as an actress, model, artist, writer and photographer, claims that Burton owes her palimony from their 10-year relationship, and that after their split she'd settled for a lesser amount under false pretenses. TMZ.com was first to report the suit.

    She says she and the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory director, 48, began dating beginning around December 1991, and that when they began living together they agreed to combine their earnings, with Marie serving as Burton's personal manager. She also says Burton promised to support her for the rest of her life.

    In August 2001, Burton abruptly ended their relationship, news that the court papers call "totally unexpected" and which made Marie "extremely depressed and emotionally unstable for months thereafter."

    Around the same time, Burton began dating actress Helena Bonham Carter, 40, whom he met while directing her in 2001's Planet of the Apes. They now have a son together, Billy-Ray Burton, 3.

    Marie claims that after Burton left her, his associates, claiming they were acting on her behalf, conspired with Burton to fraudulently convince her that she had little chance of winning a palimony claim. Burton even held secret talks with one of her close friends, a woman named Cherry Vanilla, in a plot to convince Marie to settle.

    As a result, she accepted a settlement of their Fifth Avenue apartment in New York City and a Jaguar. She now wants to rescind the settlement agreement and is seeking unspecified damages.
    http://www.people.com/people/article...005483,00.html

    Lisa Marie as "Lady Crane" in 'Sleepy Hollow' - 11/99
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: Tim Burton sued for fraud by EX

    My question is, how can you seriously talk to anybody named Cherry Vanilla?

    That's a flavour of Coca~Cola, not a person.
    -Tim

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      Re: Tim Burton sued for fraud by EX

      Seems a bit silly to me. The only reason any of us even know Lisa Marie is because Burton put her in his movies. Without him she's no longer getting work so now she wants more money. He shouldn't have to support her any more than he already has. If she couldn't parlay the opportunities provided by him into a real career that's her problem.



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      • #4
        Re: Tim Burton sued for fraud by EX

        Well, really, the only time I've liked her roles are when she stayed quiet. Like in Mars Attacks and Sleepy Hollow. As soon as she opened her mouth, her acting abilities induced vomiting.

        So calling herself an actress is a bit of a stretch.
        -Tim

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          Re: Tim Burton sued for fraud by EX

          Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
          My question is, how can you seriously talk to anybody named Cherry Vanilla?

          That's a flavour of Coca~Cola, not a person.
          agreed...
          OLM!!!
          There is no better park than TDS

          sigpic

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            Re: Tim Burton sued for fraud by EX

            Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
            My question is, how can you seriously talk to anybody named Cherry Vanilla?

            That's a flavour of Coca~Cola, not a person.
            Unless you're at Forty Deuce over on Melrose.
            "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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            • #7
              Re: Tim Burton sued for fraud by EX

              Lisa Marie? No career since breakup? Is this woman related to Kevin Federline?

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                Re: Tim Burton sued for fraud by EX

                Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
                Lisa Marie? No career since breakup? Is this woman related to Kevin Federline?

                ahahahha
                exclusively,
                the sanguine poppet aka Sey
                __________________________________

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                • #9
                  Re: Tim Burton sued for fraud by EX

                  I never even knew that they had been a couple.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Tim Burton sued for fraud by EX

                    Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
                    Lisa Marie? No career since breakup? Is this woman related to Kevin Federline?

                    hahaha
                    :crazylegs

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