Actress/model Carol Alt felt betrayed by ex-husband RON GRESCHNER when he allegedly cheated her out of an investment made during their marriage, because he was so "lovely".
The 47-year-old is suing professional hockey player Greschner for $9 million (GBP5.7 million) after claiming that she was cut out of her share of an $18 million (GBP11.5 million) profit from a water filtration business venture they entered into as a married couple.
She alleges his failure to share the cash with her was in violation of the terms of their divorce settlement.
Alt took the stand at a New York federal court on Tuesday (28Oct08) when she told of the love she had for Greschner during their 18-year marriage.
She told Judge Colleen MCMahon, "I love Ronnie always. He was lovely with me. I had no reason to worry... He was the most important person in my adult life."
But Alt added that strained relations led to Greschner hiding the profit from his ex.
She recalled asking Greschner to "be fair" when they discussed money following their separation in 1997. She told him: "My career's on the way down. Can you just be fair?"
The water filtration business was sold in 1998, and Greschner claims he doesn't owe Alt a penny because all the profits were swallowed by taxes.
The judge is due to deliver her verdict on Wednesday (29Oct08).