Movie mogul Bob Weinstein has been ordered to hand over $300,000 (£187,500) in legal fees to his estranged wife.

The Hollywood producer split from second wife Annie in 2012, when she filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage.

She signed a prenuptial agreement prior to their 2000 wedding, but she challenged the contract during their divorce, claiming she had been rushed into signing the document.

Annie took her case to a New York appeals court and asked for more time to fight the prenup, but a panel of judges rejected her bid on Tuesday (16Dec14).

The court officials also denied her requests to have Sin City executive Weinstein pay for her extra expenses, including costs for a chauffeur and for a vacation home in Michigan.

However, there was a small victory for the producer's ex - she was awarded thousands in legal fees.

Her lawyer, Harriet Newman Cohen, tells the New York Post, "We are gratified at the counsel fee decision."

The estranged couple has two young children together. Bob Weinstein also has two daughters from his first marriage.