The divorce proceedings of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore might finally be drawing to a close as Kutcher has reportedly given into Moore’s demands to provide a complete financial run-down of his business activities following their split. However, Kutcher has issued a set of demands of his own… Moore must sign a confidentiality agreement, and only then will she be granted access.
Though the pair split in 2011 following their six year marriage, Moore’s money demands have resulted in lengthy divorce proceedings. While Moore’s financial worth is significantly more than Kutcher’s, through his involvement with Two and a Half Men and successful business investments, he has made a lot of money since the break. It is one of his businesses that Moore apparently has her sights on.
TMZ is reporting that amongst her demands is a sizeable chunk of A-Grade Investments, a capital fund that Kutcher founded with Ron Burkle almost a year before the couple officially announced their split. A source familiar with the proceedings told the New York Post that Ashton “doesn’t believe he owes her as much as she is asking for”, which is $10 million.
Ashton “recently told her lawyers the fund had not made substantial money. In fact, he claimed he had only put about $1 million into it”, the source added. “Now it seems Ashton and [Guy] Oseary [fellow co-founder and Madonna’s manager] were working towards a private offering based on a valuation of $100 million. Ashton owns 20 percent of the fund, under California law, Demi should be entitled to half of his share — $10 million.”
Now it appears that Kutcher is willing to play ball, but on the proviso that Moore signs the confidentiality agreement. It is believed that Moore has agreed and subsequently signed the agreement. The agreement is currently in the process of being filed in court, according to TMZ.
So the current round of Moore vs. Kutcher appears to have resulted in a draw, but who knows how much longer the negotiations will continue.