Why a $500 million yacht is in the middle of a Russian billionaire’s divorce | CNBC Reports

Why a $500 million yacht is in the middle of a Russian billionaire’s divorce | CNBC Reports


It’s described as Britain’s most expensive divorce and
it involves a Russian billionaire and his ex-wife. At the center of the dispute
is this $500 million yacht. It has been seized by
authorities in Dubai. Its name is Luna. With a total of nine decks, it features two
heliports, a spa and a swimming pool. And typically needs a crew of 50. It’s even reportedly the 23rd
largest yacht in the world. So, why is this super luxury
yacht being held at this port? This is Farkhad Akhmedov. He had two sons with his
wife, Tatiana Akhmedov. The couple met while Tatiana
was studying in Moscow. The two married and
moved to London in 1993. Here, he amassed two helicopters, fine art
and a $26 million home outside of London. They eventually divorced, but the
exact time of the divorce is unclear. In 2016, a High Court judge ordered
him to pay $646 million to his ex-wife. But he refused. He claimed that they had already been divorced
in Russia, more than a decade earlier. Yet the judge claimed the
divorce paperwork was forged, even claiming that Akhmedov had
been hiding his assets in So earlier this year, he ordered him
to hand over this yacht to his ex-wife. When it arrived in Dubai for
maintenance, it was seized. Earlier this year, the oligarch appeared
on “The Putin list,” a list released by the U.S. Treasury Department of people who
became prominent under President Putin. But here’s where it gets
even more interesting. Tatiana has hired Burford Capital. It’s a firm that’s helping to finance
her side of the legal battle. Burford is a litigation finance firm
that backs costly lawsuits, with the hopes of eventually
getting a nice cut of the settlement. It’s part of a growing industry
known as litigation finance, and what the Wall Street Journal
recently called “the hot new law job.” It’s kind of like sports betting,
but with lawsuits. And in the meantime, Burford has given her a
lump sum, which covers her living expenses. In addition to lawyers, the two
sides have both hired PR firms. So, what started as a dispute between the
billionaire and his wife, now has many other stakeholders, including investors,
spanning Britain and Russia to Dubai, as this superyacht awaits its
fate in Dubai’s scorching sun.

100 thoughts on “Why a $500 million yacht is in the middle of a Russian billionaire’s divorce | CNBC Reports

  • July 29, 2018 at 5:31 am
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    Just another story of women taking everything they never worked for from men because of their privilege

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  • July 29, 2018 at 10:37 am
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    No morals, no ethics…all we care nowadays is money and power

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  • July 29, 2018 at 1:40 pm
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    Never marry if your rich. The women will take all she wants

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  • July 29, 2018 at 1:57 pm
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    MGTOW

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  • July 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm
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    $600 million to someone who did absolutely nothing to deserve that money. you wont find feminists complain though.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 1:28 am
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    If you are rich screw marriage you batter have baby mamas

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  • July 30, 2018 at 1:42 am
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    She shouldn’t interest in the money I hope that the billionaire doesn’t want to divorce because now he can get a better woman or hookers

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  • July 30, 2018 at 3:34 am
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    You don't get married when you're a billionaire. You just don't.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 3:45 am
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    Exactly why u can’t save a hoe

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  • July 30, 2018 at 3:50 am
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    Why is she entitled to that much money, I hate the law where woman or men can get half of someone else’s property.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 4:22 am
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    If there’s a big difference in net worth always sign a prenup

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  • July 30, 2018 at 6:39 am
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    Boy oh boy what a day huh ыи

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  • July 30, 2018 at 10:08 am
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    Man work hard for money and every thing of his he bought him self wife does nothing a enjoys life divorce wife takes kids 500 million dollar yacht and 600 million seems fare

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  • July 30, 2018 at 4:31 pm
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    Why do you marry when you have so much money ?

    Just hire a hitman

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  • July 30, 2018 at 6:59 pm
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    I don’t see why people are forced to give up their property to their ex spouse when they are the ones that worked for it and made all the money.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 7:16 pm
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    I don't understand how some rich people can be smart enough to get rich, but dumb enough to get married without a prenup.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 9:22 pm
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    Hire the Russian mafia to “handle it”

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  • July 30, 2018 at 11:22 pm
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    Give me 10 mill I’ll take care of her
    🤷🏻‍♂️

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  • July 30, 2018 at 11:25 pm
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    Get Phil Swift to saw the boat in half if they can't agree on a deal.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 11:57 pm
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    where was his pre nup at

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  • July 31, 2018 at 7:26 am
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    Ok if u want it pay for half of it

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  • July 31, 2018 at 10:40 am
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    Why can’t the women pay the men its always men paying the women after a divorce

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  • July 31, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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    Typical women

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  • July 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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    Lesson = dont get married.

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  • July 31, 2018 at 8:12 pm
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    Life isn’t fare for men

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  • August 1, 2018 at 5:09 am
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    I thought that guy in the thumbnail was the russian billionaire.

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  • August 1, 2018 at 8:58 am
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    Prenups should be an opt-out type of thing.

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  • August 1, 2018 at 10:40 am
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    Haha, you never hear about divorce settlements in Dubai or Saudi Arabia

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  • August 1, 2018 at 11:06 am
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    She wouldn't even afford to take care of the yatch

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  • August 1, 2018 at 1:54 pm
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    If he’s on the list she will get nothing. She’s Russian an now with relations going crap. She cannot even get any money because of the sanctions.

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  • August 2, 2018 at 12:43 am
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    If the man made the money he doesn’t need to give her shit that’s the way it should be

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  • August 2, 2018 at 3:56 am
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    Bitchin gold digger fight for the yacht like she paid for it

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  • August 2, 2018 at 5:25 pm
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    Thats why you should never marry kids

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  • August 3, 2018 at 8:23 am
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    Hope that 🐱 was worth it…

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  • August 3, 2018 at 9:20 am
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    He paid for it so why should she get it if she hasn’t earned a penny for it

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  • August 3, 2018 at 1:22 pm
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    She would of been suicided

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  • August 3, 2018 at 2:37 pm
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    How did laws get there? I just don't understand. What's the rational thought process? A couple divorces. Why does the assets of the man have to be tampered with, when the women had no business with it. Divorce is a chain all around the world, SPECIFICALLY TARGETING MEN. There should be no child support payments, the child should go with the parent that can perfectly support them. All this is troubling, let alone the thought that somehow it's legally acceptable for a fucking $500m USD yacht to get into the mix.

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  • August 3, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    So, the mossad are on it 😂💰

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  • August 4, 2018 at 5:06 am
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    I hate people that try to take something they didn’t earn

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  • August 4, 2018 at 6:20 am
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    Yet girls don’t need us🙄

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  • August 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm
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    Let this be a lesson to EVERYONE, get a PRENUP

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  • August 4, 2018 at 12:36 pm
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    Another reason why you should never marry if you're a man.

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  • August 5, 2018 at 12:34 am
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    It fully looks like hijacked from bo2

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  • August 5, 2018 at 5:32 am
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    these hoes ain't loyal. marriage is not fair for men.

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  • August 5, 2018 at 6:10 am
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    A real billionaire would just have her killed. What a newb.

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  • August 5, 2018 at 2:39 pm
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    Rich people's problems…much better.

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  • August 5, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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    Just cut it in half

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  • August 5, 2018 at 8:30 pm
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    Cx

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  • August 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm
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    I dont care hos rich you are you shouldnt own a 500million dollar yaght

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  • August 5, 2018 at 10:37 pm
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    I’ll take it for free 😋

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:44 am
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    that yacht is not 500 million !

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  • August 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm
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    I guess she agreed to give a nice russian style blow job or probably sex to the judge if he was on her side in the case,(or) the judge is a feminist.Sick of these people who feed on others property and money.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 7:21 pm
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    Guys don't worry our comrade has ordered the Russian mafia to take care of it. He paid us with Semechki and Vodka!

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  • August 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm
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    All the morons saying "why not to get married" , dipshits never heard of a prin up apparently , and people that make over 800,000 a year (U.S.) typically get married as a tax safe haven like charities , so bite me morons . . Y'all rather fork over 20 million to the govt. I guess , this Russian dude just didn't do it right from the get go.

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  • August 7, 2018 at 3:56 am
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    If neither of them want The yacht I’ll take it

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  • August 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm
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    aka he married a gold digger

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  • August 7, 2018 at 11:38 pm
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    I would hate that ex wife

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  • August 8, 2018 at 12:11 am
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    Once papa John got divorced his company it was the end for the operation he made, shld jcp frsh win

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  • August 9, 2018 at 3:48 pm
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    That yacht is not 500 million

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  • August 10, 2018 at 3:08 am
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    Hope the man gets his yatch back

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  • August 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm
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    Stupid Tatiana

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  • August 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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    Tbh women dont deserve a cent of the mans money in a divorce ( unless she has full custody, which never happens with billionaires )

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  • August 12, 2018 at 5:53 pm
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    That yacht is not 500 million… A fucking cruise ship like the Norwegian Dawn is 500 million.

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  • August 15, 2018 at 10:03 pm
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    This is the reason of why I'll never get married

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  • August 16, 2018 at 12:02 am
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    I just sawed this boat in half

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  • August 17, 2018 at 1:15 am
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    Honestly he can keep the yacht. It looks nice but what people forget is that it would cost a lot more to maintain if you keep it.

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  • August 17, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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    fucking women, then they complain about their rights and privilege.

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  • August 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm
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    Logically speaking why should someone be able to own your assets without earning them. Prenuptial agreement folks. If she won’t sign she’s not the one. Works both ways tho for those Lady bosses out there 🙂

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  • August 18, 2018 at 10:09 pm
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    Careful with Russian thots!

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  • August 18, 2018 at 10:44 pm
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    thats my father

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  • August 18, 2018 at 11:20 pm
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    I bet this happened because the guy gave his Wife part control of his bank and financial

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  • August 20, 2018 at 7:19 am
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    Bigger than my dreams

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  • August 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm
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    Never get married kids,
    It's a trap

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  • August 20, 2018 at 6:47 pm
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    I wonder what may happen if the yacht gets bombed……jk…..or am i? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

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  • August 21, 2018 at 1:35 am
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    GOLD DIGGER!!!

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  • August 21, 2018 at 2:23 am
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    So who won the yacht?

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  • August 21, 2018 at 4:34 pm
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    Feminism out the window when it comes to claiming shit you didn't earn…!!

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  • August 21, 2018 at 10:30 pm
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    If I ever get rich I’m not getting g married for 10 years

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  • August 22, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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    Unless he cheated, she doesn’t deserve a penny. I bet the judge is a feminist judge.

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  • August 22, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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    If you're rich. Don't get married.

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  • August 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm
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    Ohh hell naw, he needs that yacht for all his cocaine and hookers once she's gone. 😒

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  • August 23, 2018 at 1:02 pm
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    Speechless

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  • August 24, 2018 at 5:16 am
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    Some women are just full of self entitlement that they need to get pimp slapped and sent to the Middle East to see how hard it really is, btw she should’ve worked for her stuff

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  • August 24, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    there should be a money cap where the max amount of money a person can claim in a divorce is 20k and if the divorce is before 10 years the money is canceled

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  • August 25, 2018 at 12:56 pm
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    Just hire a by bunch of Russian mafia to "handle" the problem

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  • August 28, 2018 at 9:02 am
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    never getting married ..

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  • August 28, 2018 at 6:48 pm
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    100mill is good enough for anyone 500 is pure greed and entitlement most of these women get away with a lot

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  • August 29, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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    The Husband Deserves The Yacht.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 7:08 pm
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    What has she done to get any money 😂😂😂😂

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  • August 29, 2018 at 7:08 pm
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    He should be able to keep HIS yatch

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  • August 31, 2018 at 12:26 pm
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    Exactly how x wives end up on milk cartons

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  • August 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm
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    My question is what the wife contributed

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  • September 2, 2018 at 7:45 pm
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    I’m a female, and this is my daily reminder to never get married.

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  • September 4, 2018 at 7:09 pm
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    The world is not fair why can 1 person have 500milion doller and am here crying for 500 dollars. And people are fuking starving for food round the world why does a human never get satisfied like really y ???

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  • September 4, 2018 at 11:47 pm
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    That lady needs to die

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  • September 9, 2018 at 6:09 pm
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    When will people learn to keep their assets away from the west and her
    Allies? The west lies and spread propaganda about the country’s
    Like Iran,Turkey,China,Russia, in
    Hopes to steal ones wealth ,if
    Trouble.,comes .

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  • December 29, 2018 at 8:28 am
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    The reason why i can never get married

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  • March 8, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    Thotiana’s aim is to own the yacht she didn’t earn.

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  • April 3, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Wouldnt it be funny if there was a case like this of the woman asking for half of everything even though she herself admits they never married and just [email protected]?

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  • May 23, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    Bust down Tatiana

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