Demi feels like she’s entitled to much more than he’s offering her. In fact, Radar reports that Demi thinks it’s “only fair that she be compensated for the nearly ten years she was with Ashton.” According to them, Demi was humiliated by the divorce, and is trying to get him where it hurts.
The NY Post details what Demi wants in the divorce, including a portion of Ashton’s Internet investment fund he co-founded while they were together. His share is worth $20 million, and Demi wants half.
Ashton Kutcher’s contentious divorce with Demi Moore has now spiraled into a $10 million battle over his venture capital fund with Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary and billionaire Ron Burkle, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
Kutcher and Oseary earlier this month announced their fund A-Grade investments, set up to invest in tech start-ups, was valued at $100 million and they were raising money from outside investors.
But a source familiar with the proceedings between Kutcher and Moore, who split in November 2011, told us, “Ashton and Demi are still not divorced, and no settlement has been agreed, even though they have been in negotiations for over a year. Ashton made a lot of money after they married, but he doesn’t believe he owes her as much as she is asking for.”
Our source continued, “Ashton set up A-Grade with Oseary and Burkle in 2010, when he and Demi were still together, but he recently told her lawyers the fund had not made substantial money. In fact, he claimed he had only put about $1 million into it.
“Now it seems Ashton and Oseary 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.”
Kutcher and Oseary made their announcement at Techcrunch’s Disrupt NY conference in early May, a move that sources close to Demi describe as “audacious and narcissistic.” Companies their fund has invested in include Airbnb, Shazam, Path, Flipboard, Foursquare, Uber, Spotify, Fab.com and Soundcloud.
Kutcher, 35, is TV’s highest-paid actor for “Two and a Half Men,” which netted him $24 million between May 2011 and May 2012. The last major payday for Moore, 50, was $2 million for 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” Kutcher is now dating Mila Kunis.
Kutcher’s rep didn’t get back to us. Moore’s lawyer William Beslow wouldn’t comment.
What do you think about Demi going after Ashton’s money? Part of me thinks that she should just let it go – and divorce the guy already, but another part of me understands why she’s going after his money. Who the heck was Ashton Kutcher before Demi married him? Sure, he had that role on ‘That 70s Show,’ but I don’t think anyone can argue that being with Demi was his best move – publicity wise.
Ashton Kutcher is selling t-shirts online.
The actor launched his online-only label of luxury basics called Pickwick and Weller, last year. It’s summer 2013 collection has just been released, and we’re getting our first look here!
The 35-year-old told Elle.com: ‘T-shirts are the uniform of this generation. If you are going to wear something every day, it should be the best. Our aim is to make the best T-shirts on earth.
‘We want a product that people want to live in. Your best T-shirt should be like your bed, it just feels like you are home when you are in it,’ he added.
Kutcher is a co-founder of the Los Angeles-based brand (named after the Charles Dickens novel, The Pickwick Papers) along with Ryan Donahue and Matt Rowe, who started the project in early 2012.
At no cost, Pickwick and Weller allows customers to try on different styles, colors and sizes at home via a Home Fit Kit, where you have five days to make your decision, keep what you want, and send the rest back for free.
Kutcher explained: ‘Our edge is in providing a great product at a great price that you can get without leaving your living room, and backing all that up with world-class customer service.’
Prices range from the reasonable $26 for a T-shirt to more expensive $79 for a long-sleeve top.
‘I think we live in a prove-it-to-me world. In e-commerce, your prices have to be better because the consumer has to take a leap of faith in your product,’ Kutcher noted.
All of the products sold on his site are made in the US!
Would you spring for one of his basics? Check out Pickwick & Weller!
Would a baby have saved Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher‘s ill-fated marriage?
The heartbroken, erratically-dating 50-year-old believes so, and she’s telling close friends that if she’d been able to have a baby with the 35-year-old Two and a Half Men actor they would still be together, a source tells RadarOnline.com.
Yikes. I would not have supported bringing a baby into THAT household.
“Demi tried for YEARS to get pregnant with Ashton,” a source says. “She was in her early 40s when they first got together, and she put her body through hell trying to have his baby.”
Ashton was already a dad-figure to Demi’s daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Willis, but Demi desperately wanted to fulfill her much younger husband’s wish for his own biological children, the source says.
“Ashton wanted a child from day one, and Demi knew he would make an amazing father after seeing how great he was with her girls. Sadly though, time wasn’t on Demi’s side, and she was never able to fulfill his baby wish.”
Ugh, if this is true this is SO sad. Childlessness leading to a breakup? Is it crazy or logical?
“Demi believes in her heart that if they had had a child together, there wouldn’t be a divorce going on right now,” the source says. “She thinks if there had been a baby at home Ashton wouldn’t have been out partying with friends, and he wouldn’t have had the chance to cheat on her.”
Hmm. Sounds like this breakup was for the best, as Demi sounds…well, a little crazy. Or does she? What are your thoughts?