Man Sues Ex Wife Over 640K Pounds Shoe Collection
London: A millionaire is suing his poker playing former wife for her 640,000-pound designer shoe collection, claiming that she hid them from him in their divorce settlement.
42-year-old shoe-lover Beth Shak was stunned to discover that former husband Daniel, 52, a wealthy hedge fund manager, is claiming 35 percent of her designer hoard.
Her husband has claimed that Shak hid the financial value of her 1,200 pairs of shoes from him in their divorce settlement three years ago.
But Shak, who is now dating 36-year-old policeman Ben Cook, said that her ex-husband's decision to take her to court amounts to harassment.
"I'm going to vehemently defend myself," the Mirror quoted her as saying.
The claim, could cost the mum of three about 225,000 pounds in shoes, plus thousands more for her collection of designer handbags.
In the lawsuit, Daniel has claimed that his ex-wife managed to conceal her shoe collection from him in "a secret room" while they shared a 4.7-million-pound apartment in New York.
He insisted that he only found out about it last year, two years after their 2009 split.
"Dan trusted his wife and was not inspecting his home to try to find inventory or "secret rooms"," the legal papers claimed.
But Shak said that her ex hubby knew about these rooms.
"I'm shaking my head over this whole thing. He is saying he didn't know the closet in our master bedroom existed," she added.
After their divorce, Shak has moved to a luxury home near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her two children 17-year-old Lindy and 15-year-old Austin.
Shak is rumoured to be a multi-millionaire following the end of her marriage.