Nation: Man Against Woman

"Palimony " suits for sums and lovers

It was pure Hollywood from start to finish. Fading torch singer moves in with tough-guy actor, and for six years their brawling, bibulous romance careens from movie locations to vacation spas to a Malibu beach house. Then, in 1970, he kicks her out and marries his high school sweetheart. His snuffed flame sues for half the $3.6 million he earned during their relationship, and their affair is recounted in steamy detail during eleven weeks of testimony.

The drama of Singer Michelle Triola...

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