Former partner Rhea Pillai wants Leander Paes to quash maintenance order – The Indian Express
His former partner Rhea Pillai was accused of “domestic violence” by a metropolitan magistrate court in February
Leander Paes recently appealed against a February order by a Mumbai magistrate court that stated he caused Rhea Pillai “various acts of domestic violence.”.
If she left their shared residence, Paes would also be required to pay Rs 1 lakh of monthly maintenance to Pillai and Rs 50,000 in rent.
As per the Domestic Violence Act, Pillai filed a complaint in 2014 alleging that she was abused by Paes, with whom she lived from 2005 to 2006.
The appeal states that Paes can’t afford Pillai’s financial demands because his apartment is mortgaged.
As part of their divorce settlement, Pillai received two flats from actor Sanjay Dutt, but chose to continue living in the shared residence, burdening him financially.
According to Paes, Pillai’s plea was not maintainable under the Act since she began living with Dutt while still married and only divorced from her previous marriage in 2008.
In spite of Pillai’s legal marriage, the court stated that “existing relationships beyond marriage cannot be denied”.
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