The ex of a wealthy 86-year-old New York art collector is suing her former sugar daddy for financial support ‘for the rest of her life’.
Daniela Zahradnikova, 42, said in court papers that she and her ex-boyfriend Henry Buhl had a ‘partnership agreement’ after she moved into his Manhattan loft in 2006.Daily Mail reports…
She said she would fulfill ‘all wifely duties and obligations of a domestic nature’, including cooking, cleaning and plenty of sex, while Buhl would ‘support, maintain and provide for (her) in accordance with his earning capacity for the rest of her life’, according to the lawsuit.
Though Buhl, who is divorced with adult children, has moved on to another girlfriend, Zahradnikova claims she’s still owed $1.5million in unpaid wages.
Zahradnikova’s attorney Michael Barrows said that his client has honored the verbal partnership agreement by cleaning, keeping his books and managing his two boutiques called Space Sixteen, before the retail shops closed last year.
But Barrows said Buhl did not keep up his end of the agreement and in February he told Zahradnikova that she had to move out of his 8,000 square-foot SoHo bachelor pad by the end of the month.
Barrows said that Zahradnikova maintained an ‘intimate relationship’ with her sugar daddy until at least a few months ago, when he started dating another woman.
‘I don’t want to have an old girlfriend living here while a new one moves in,’ Buhl told the New York Post. ‘She’s waiting until we eject this Daniela.’
He said he’s been ‘asking her to leave for the last two or three years’.
‘She wanted to get a full time job because she wasn’t making enough to rent an apartment,’ he added. ‘Now we have asked her to leave by the end of the month. So she filed a lawsuit. I’m disappointed.’
The pair are still sharing the unit, but living on opposite ends of the loft.
‘I’ve given her free rent for a long time, for about ten years,’ ‘It never worked.’