Mary J. Blige Says Her Husband Claiming $400k In False Expenses As Divorce War Looms
(AllHipHop News) Mary G. Blige has filed new divorce documents accusing her estranged husband and manager of cheating her out of $420,000 by falsely claiming business expenses.
The “No More Drama” hitmaker filed legal papers to end her 12-year marriage from Martin "Kendu" Isaacs in July, and the estranged couple has been fighting over his request for almost $130,000 -a-month in spousal support ever since.
The singer has filed new documents claiming Isaacs, who was fired as her manager shortly before she filed for divorce, "fleeced her out of" $420,000 by claiming business expenses that had nothing to do with her career.
She has also accused Isaacs of failing to return three luxury cars that had been leased under her company's name.
A Range Rover was supposed to be returned in February, she wants a Mercedes C300 back and is allowing him to keep the Mercedes SL550.
The “Family Affair” star further alleges he is refusing to return a Grammy trophy to her as well as other "achievement awards."
The 45-year-old has opened about the split during TV interviews, telling U.K. show Loose Women the divorce battle has turned Isaacs into someone she doesn't recognize.
"I'm in the thick of it. I'm in the middle of a divorce that's everywhere (in the news)," she said. "It's just how hard life is. It's the pain, it's the lawyers, it's the this, it's the that... Not even knowing someone that you thought you knew for years is horrible."
Blige also told Good Morning America the marriage broke down because she kept asking for respect but wasn't getting it.
"It just seemed like I was beating a dead horse and it seemed like I was talking to a wall," she explained. "So if I can't get respect in the relationship, I have to move on to save myself. That was the point where I was like, 'I'm done, I just can't do it anymore.'"