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Infiniti2001
Jun 7th, 2004, 02:44 AM
By Stephen M. Silverman, People
Eric Benet isn't going quietly into the night now that he and Halle Berry are divorcing.

In a June 1 Los Angeles Superior Court filing (a copy of which has been obtained by the Smoking Gun Web site) Benet asks that the court "determine the validity and/or enforceability of the parties' prenuptial agreement" and the subsequent amendments that they made to it.

On top of that, the papers state, Benet -- who split from the "Monster's Ball" Oscar winner last October (divorce papers were filed by Berry in April) -- is seeking spousal support as well as reimbursement of his legal bills.

There has been no comment from Berry's camp, but last week the actress made news by telling Oprah Winfrey that she will "never, never" marry again.



Upon announcing her separation last fall, Berry said in a statement: "Eric and I have had marital problems for some time now and have tried to work things out together.

"However, at this point, I feel we need time apart to reevaluate our union. We ask that you respect our privacy as we are going through this emotional time," she added.

Berry was previously married to pro ballplayer David Justice, but the relationship ended in 1996. The instability in her relationship with Benet has been well documented, and at one point her husband was reportedly treated for a sex addiction.

Benet also has a young daughter, India, from a previous relationship with a girlfriend who was killed in a car crash 15 months after the girl was born.

Berry and Benet, both 37, reportedly met in 1999 at a party to celebrate the premiere of Berry's HBO movie "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge." His debut album, "True to Myself," was released in 1996. His hits include "Spend My Life With You" and "Love Don't Love Me."


6/4/04

Rocketta
Jun 7th, 2004, 04:13 AM
Yeah can you believe he has the audacity to do anything but slink away quietly? :confused: If nothing else but for his daughter. He's an idiot.

Did you see Halle on Oprah? That was sad...:tears:

Helen Lawson
Jun 7th, 2004, 12:58 PM
All of them do it. There is nothing you can do. You pay them off and act nice and let them have partial custody of your twins, and they still go on the E Hollywood True Story and say terrible things.

Rocketta
Jun 7th, 2004, 03:26 PM
All of them do it. There is nothing you can do. You pay them off and act nice and let them have partial custody of your twins, and they still go on the E Hollywood True Story and say terrible things.
I know men are scandalous! ;)

SJW
Jun 7th, 2004, 03:36 PM
isn't he a singer? he should have enough of his own fucking money without being a leech :)

Rocketta
Jun 7th, 2004, 03:40 PM
isn't he a singer? he should have enough of his own fucking money without being a leech :)
Please he hasn't had a hit in years since "The Brothers" soundtrack...;)

Cariaoke
Jun 7th, 2004, 03:45 PM
http://thesmokinggun.com/archive/0603042halle1.html


http://thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art3/0603042inside1.jpg JUNE 3--The husband Halle Berry just kicked to the curb wants the Oscar-winning actress to pay spousal support, foot his legal bills, and apparently is gearing up to challenge the couple's prenuptial agreement. In a June 1 Los Angeles Superior Court filing (which you'll find below), singer/admitted sex addict Eric Benet, 33, put the arm on the 37-year-old Berry, who cited "irreconcilable differences" when she filed for divorce in late April. Benet, a singer whom few have heard sing, requested that the court "determine the validity and/or enforceability of the parties' prenuptial agreement and subsequent amendments thereto." Here's hoping that Ms. Berry's prenup is bulletproof. (2 pages)
in bold has me *dead* :spit:

Rocketta
Jun 7th, 2004, 05:53 PM
http://thesmokinggun.com/archive/0603042halle1.html


in bold has me *dead* :spit:
:lol:

That's just wrong! :haha:

He can sing. That's the one thing he does do well....:rolleyes:

victory1
Jun 7th, 2004, 05:56 PM
http://thesmokinggun.com/archive/0603042halle1.html


in bold has me *dead* :spit:It's like the Tom Joyner morning show says, she will never be happy, as long as she picks the men she does. She's got to go ugly, Janet Jackson did it, Beyonce did it, and see they're happy. Try it Halle, Give ugly a chance.

SJW
Jun 7th, 2004, 06:18 PM
Eric had a song i kinda liked

but i forgot the name of it :)

Rocketta
Jun 7th, 2004, 06:37 PM
He had several songs....Georgy Porgy, or Love dont love me..

harloo
Jun 8th, 2004, 02:44 AM
It's like the Tom Joyner morning show says, she will never be happy, as long as she picks the men she does. She's got to go ugly, Janet Jackson did it, Beyonce did it, and see they're happy. Try it Halle, Give ugly a chance.:haha: :haha: :haha: Tom Joyner needs to stop it.:lol:

harloo
Jun 8th, 2004, 02:48 AM
I read that Eric was moping around a long time after Halle left him. They said he gained alot of weight, and did not wan't to go out of the house. I guess now his sorrow is turning into anger. I have to admit that I'm suprised he has taken this road, but when I think about it more what shocked me was that he was a cheater. I use to think dude did some cool music, and he was always talking about how spiritual he was and everything. I guess we see what we want to see because I never thought in a million years that he would cheat on Halle. Maybe I'm just an optimist who never see's the worst in people, or maybe I was caught up in an image?:rolleyes: :tape: ;)

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 8th, 2004, 02:48 AM
That's a tired ass ni99a to have the audacity to try to get spousal support after what he did..and on top of that Halle adopted his child from him. The only reason he after her money is because his sining career aint bout shit now days......he would spend all of that money on hookers rather than do somethin better for himself!....Man Eric is TIRED!

harloo
Jun 8th, 2004, 04:45 AM
remember when that loser sang his heart out to that woman on was it the essence awards show? He really had me believing, so i can only imagine Halle. But she definitely needs to look at herself and why she chooses these sorry-ass, insecure men.
I just stumbled across this performance. I taped the Essence awards that year, and Eric was serenading Halle like she was his one and only. I thought it was a bit embarassing, and over the top however I thought he was genuine. Boy was I wrong about that one!!:lol:

Rocketta
Jun 8th, 2004, 05:19 AM
remember when that loser sang his heart out to that woman on was it the essence awards show? He really had me believing, so i can only imagine Halle. But she definitely needs to look at herself and why she chooses these sorry-ass, insecure men.
did you see Halle on Oprah?

She explained it pretty well I think. After he marriage to David she was messed up, understandably. When you get with an Addict they know how to play mind games. David accused Halle of being too needy and driving him away. We all know she didn't handle that break-up well and tried to kill herself or thought about it. So when she would question Eric he would tell her she was acting too needy know that was her key word and it would get her to back off. After it all came out and they went through therapy (which was probably the best thing to happen to Halle) I think she started realizing that "needy" label was crap. She also realized she would never be able to trust him again and probably after he got in recovery realized that most of what he was around her was an act.

She admitted to Oprah that the need to be married is what blinded her and the want to have a baby. She probably would've gotten pregnant but right after she got with him her career took off. She said by 40 she wants a baby but that she would never get married again, ever. Oprah said she was bringing this tape to the wedding...:lol: Halle said she was over the need to be married. She said if she's not in a committed relationship at 40 she's going to turn to her boyfriend or whoever she's dating and say "Hey you want to have a baby? You don't have to do anything." If he doesn't that's fine but she's having a kid by 40. :)

lizchris
Jun 8th, 2004, 02:02 PM
I found out this reason why this nut Eric Benet is getting dirty with Halle and that could be because of the blind item from last week's NY Post (I forgot which day). Apparently, an LA Laker (not Kobe) is cheating on his very beautiful famous wife with a recently divorced actress. According to what I heard on the radio this morning, the man in Rick Fox and his mistress is Halle Berry.

If I find the blind item, I will post it.

lizchris
Jun 8th, 2004, 02:16 PM
Blind item from the NY Post I was talking about(my additions are in bold)...


June 3, 2004 -- WHICH pro basketball player(Rick Fox), husband of a world-class beauty(Vanessa L. Williams), is said to be having a torrid affair with a recently divorced actress(Halle Berry)? And when he's not with her, he's chasing other foxes . . .

Helen Lawson
Jun 8th, 2004, 02:42 PM
Blind item from the NY Post I was talking about(my additions are in bold)...


June 3, 2004 -- WHICH pro basketball player(Rick Fox), husband of a world-class beauty(Vanessa L. Williams), is said to be having a torrid affair with a recently divorced actress(Halle Berry)? And when he's not with her, he's chasing other foxes . . .
The item is correct, but I am the one dating Rick Fox. He had the rest, now he can have the best.

DunkMachine
Jun 8th, 2004, 04:49 PM
If I were married to Halle, I'd be addicted to sex too.

Rocketta
Jun 8th, 2004, 05:33 PM
but Halle isn't divorced yet so how could it be her?

lizchris
Jun 8th, 2004, 05:46 PM
but Halle isn't divorced yet so how could it be her?
She could have gotten a divorce in the Domincan Republic a la Marc Anthony or if she is legally seperated, she is as good as divorced.

Helen Lawson
Jun 8th, 2004, 05:55 PM
You can get near an instantaneous divorce if you have the big money or a studio behind you. Neely got her first divorce in a day or so. Her first husband was actually straight, but she emasculted him and drove him away. He did not go after her money, all he took when he left was his typewriter because that was all he owned. It was a really easy divorce. He once told me what Neely was such a nice girl, until someone put her name in lights and turned her into a lush.

Rocketta
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:16 PM
She could have gotten a divorce in the Domincan Republic a la Marc Anthony or if she is legally seperated, she is as good as divorced.
If she was divorced she would've said she was on Oprah. They managed to report Marc Anthony's divorce wouldn't they know of Halle's divorce? Also, why would Eric be filing papers in court if he's already divorced? :confused:

lizchris
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:27 PM
If she was divorced she would've said she was on Oprah. They managed to report Marc Anthony's divorce wouldn't they know of Halle's divorce? Also, why would Eric be filing papers in court if he's already divorced? :confused:
She could have kept it quiet. Hell, we didn't know Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the DR until days after it happened.

BTW, Eric is arguing monetary issues, not trying to stop the divorce.