Home > News > Cicciolina Sues Ex-Husband Koons for Child Support • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Cicciolina Sues Ex-Husband Koons for Child Support

Cicciolina Sues Ex-Husband Koons for Child Support
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will Porn Valley move across the state line to Las Vegas?
Yes
  49.71%
No
  50.29%
Out of 171 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
XBIZ 360 - Jan. 14-16, Los Angeles
Thursday, Mar 27, 2008    Text size: 
NEW YORK — Retired Italian porn star Ilona Staller, known as "La Cicciolina," filed suit against artist Jeff Koons on Wednesday, claiming he has failed to pay about $2.3 million in child support as ordered by an Italian court after their divorce.

According to the lawsuit, Koons has paid just under $310,600 in child support since 1998.

A representative for Manhattan-based Koons was not immediately available for comment.

The couple married in 1991, and their son was born the next year. They divorced in 1994, and Staller took their son to Italy. In 1998, an Italian court confirmed their divorce. Koons was originally awarded custody of their son, but custody was later given to Staller. Koons then was ordered to pay $2,330 per month in child support by the Italian court in 1998.

A one-time Wall Street commodities broker, Koons became a world-renowned artist in the 1980s. His artworks include "Made in Heaven," a series of paintings and sculptures showing Koons and Staller having sex, exhibited the year they got married.

Staller, who made her last adult film in 1992, has been active in Italian politics since the late 1970s, and was elected to the Italian parliament in 1987.

Last November, Koons' 3,500-pound sculpture "Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold)" sold at Sotheby's for $23,561,000, establishing a record for any living artist's work at auction.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: April Lampert

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Q&A with Webmaster Central's Founder Andy Alvarez

Andy Alvarez, Webmaster Central founder and chief executive, got his start during the Golden Years of online porn, when membership sites were burgeoning beyond belief and content was relatively limited... More »

XR Brands: Branding Beyond the Niche

What happens to a company when they realize they are much more than what they’re known for? The answer is simple: they diversify their offerings and spread the word wide – that’s exactly... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

eroFame erotic trade fair

Oct 08 - Oct 10
Hannover, Germany

VENUS International Fair

Oct 16 - Oct 19
Berlin, Germany

Mobilewebtainment

Oct 17 - Oct 17
Berlin, Germany

The Everything to do with Sex Show

Oct 24 - Oct 26
Toronto, Ontario
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!