Rabu, 13 Februari 2008

Linda Hogan stopped paying for victim?s mother?s condo, she wants 20-30 mil


Hulk Hogan sure is coming across as one greedy guy in his divorce proceedings from his wife of 24 years, Linda Bollea (the Hogan family's real last name is Bollea). It's been rumored since last spring that the couple were having marital problems, but nothing came of the rumors until August when their 17-year-old son Nick wrecked his car while drag racing, critically injuring his passenger, 22 year old John Graziano. Linda Bollea filed for divorce a few months later. Since then, she and Hulk have been at each other's throats. The whole family is incredibly offensive – often publicly blaming Graziano for his own injuries since he wasn't wearing a seatbelt – instead of their own son for drag racing and slamming into a tree .

Yet it appears that Hulk is the biggest douche bag of the bunch. He told Linda that he's not giving her alimony or child support, and has supposedly hidden the assets from the sale of their $18 million Florida home. He's completely cut Linda off financially. Since they're all a bunch of jerks, I normally wouldn't care. But Linda Bollea did do one decent thing. She was paying for a condo in Clearwater, Florida, for John Graziano's mother to stay in (Graziano is expected to be bedridden and comatose for the rest of his life) while she takes care of her son. Because Hulk cut Linda off, she can no longer pay for the condo.

Since the accident, Linda Bollea had paid for a condominium for John Graziano's mother Debra in Clearwater [Florida] but, according to a source close to the Graziano family, the stipend came to an end because of financial wrangling between Hulk and Linda.

"Debra is in the middle of her own divorce from her husband, Ed, and has no money to handle the upkeep on the condo and living expenses," the source told the Enquirer.

"Hulk cut off Linda, and that cut off the payments to Debra Graziano. While the lease on the condo goes through September, she could end up being homeless while their lawsuit proceeds. Linda has told Debra that she can no longer help her out."

[From the National Enquirer, print edition, February 18, 2008]

The Grazianos are in the process of suing the Bolleas for an expected $20 - $30 million according to the Enquirer. They noted that John's immediate care right after the crash cost $5 million. Given that amount, it doesn't seem like the amount requested is especially punitive – it will obviously cost a lot to care for John for the rest of his life. The Enquirer closes the story by noting that the Grazianos may find themselves in a state of limbo until the Hogans get their divorce worked out. I can't imagine how long a bitter, litigious divorce could take, but I hope somehow the Grazianos lawyer is able to push forward and get the money the family needs to take care of their son, which is far more important than anything going on with the Hogans.

Header of the Hogan family at the VH1 “Big in '06” Awards in December 2006. Here's Nick Hogan's car after the crash. Images thanks to PR Photos.


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