Mary-Kate Olsen's emergency divorce petition from Olivier Sarkozy was meant to be secret
When Mary-Kate Olsen filed an emergency divorce petition earlier this month, she expected it to remain private, as is tradition.
But legal shutdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic resulted in her divorce filings becoming public, according to new reporting from Page Six.
Though sensitive legal documents are routinely sealed, the closure of the New York State Supreme Court meant that the 33-year-old fashion designer's petition went into an e-filing system, where they were accessible to the public.
The intensely private Olsen has found the divorce from French banker Olivier Sarkozy, 50, to be 'extremely difficult,' according to a fashion insider with whom she has previously collaborated.
According to sources familiar with her marriage, Sarkozy ended it unilaterally, leaving her 'petrified' of being forced out of their New York City home on short notice.
Sarkozy, the half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, also reportedly ended the lease on their Gramercy Park apartment, for which they pay $29,000 per month.
'My husband expects me to move out of our home on [May 18] in the middle of New York City being on pause due to COVID-19,' she wrote in her court filings, though the judge overseeing the paperwork ruled that it wasn't enough of an emergency to proceed immediately.
Since then, Olsen has moved out to New York state's tony Hamptons, where she has been staying at a $325,000 rental with her twin sister Ashley Olsen, who alternated performances with her on Full House and was featured in a variety ...
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