Rocker Phil Collins’ ex-wife Orianne Collins, who recently filed for divorce from Miami businessman Charles Mejjati then returned to the singer’s arms, is dead set on reclaiming the Miami Beach house she bought in 2012 then deeded to Mejjati.
According to real estate records, Collins’ third ex-wife last week slapped a lien on the property at 1525 W. 24th St. in Sunset Islands. She bought the place in 2012 with $8.4 million of the $50 million-plus she got from Phil in their divorce.
Why a lien?
Orianne says she doesn’t remember giving the crib to Mejjati last summer.
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In the lien-related papers, Orianne claims she doesn't recall signing the quit-claim deed that benefitted Mejjati.
She also blames her willingness to part with the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom property for $10 on the strong painkillers she took as she healed from back surgery.
Mejjati isn’t returning calls for comment, and John Christiansen, Orianne’s lawyer, isn’t either.
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl hero Jevon Kearse is in the uncomfortable position of being the other man in the ongoing feud between former Mrs. Florida International Lindsey Berman and her high-profile ex-husband, well-known Boca Raton lawyer Russell Berman.
According to a cellphone video posted on several websites, Kearse got nasty during an outing in a Boca park with Lindsey Berman and her three children when he was approached by process servers.
The men were there to hand him a subpoena to appear at a deposition ordered by Russell Berman’s attorney, Joel Weissman.
Weissman wants to grill Kearse about his relationship with Lindsey. Weissman mostly wants to know whether former Florida Gator Kearse, whose Pompano Beach house was in foreclosure, is getting any money from Lindsey.
“Mr. Berman is paying Mrs. Berman $6,000 a month in child support,” Weissman said. “We just want to make sure the money goes to the children and not another person.”
Kearse, who was nicknamed The Freak and is 6-foot-4 tall and at least 250 pounds, got angry at the process servers, calling one a “modern-day slave” and challenging them to a fight.
The incident did not degenerate further. Kearse’s deposition is scheduled for May 2.
Kearse played for the Tennessee Titans then the Eagles from 1999 to 2009 and played in the Eagles 2004 Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.
LIL WAYNE UPDATE
There seems to be yet another misunderstanding between rapper Lil Wayne and the IRS.
The taxing agency on Feb. 2 placed its fifth lien on Wayne’s La Gorce-area mansion.
The latest is for a total $868,079 in unpaid income taxes for 2014.
But the tab owed by the diminutive singer of How to Love with the man is slowly growing out of sight.
The IRS has filed against Wayne yearly since 2002, and his total is near $20 million.
His mansion is for sale for just $16 million, which means he’ll be seriously out of pocket if he sells at that price.