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Phil Collins’ ex-wife battles second husband over house sale

Phil Collins’ ex-wife has accused her estranged husband of conning her out of millions.
Orianne Cevey, who recently reconciled with Phil, 65, has accused investment banker Charles Fouad Mejjati of fraud.
It is alleged the money man coerced her to sign a marital settlement that gave him rights to the couple’s $8.4 million (£5.9 million) Miami Beach home in Florida, which Orianne bought in 2012, a year after they wed.
The celebrity jeweller was recovering from unsuccessful back surgery and was unable to walk when Charles “embarked on a campaign” to sign the marital settlement agreement, which then reportedly allowed him to purchase the home from her for just $100 (£70).
She insists she didn’t agree to the sale and nothing official was presented to her.
Meanwhile, Charles claims Orianne “abandoned” their marriage to “resume her relationship” with Phil in 2014.
The former couple originally split in 2008, and the rocker gave Cevey $46.7 million (£33 million) as part of the divorce settlement. At the time, it was biggest hand-out in British legal history.
Collins and his ex-wife, who are parents to two sons, Nicholas, 14, and Matthew, 11, are now back together.
He confirmed the reunion news at a press conference for the pair’s Little Dreams Foundation earlier this year (16).
“When you have children, there’s two ways you can go,” he said. “You can go the nasty way or you can go the nice way, and we always went the nice way… and we realised we missed each other.”

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