Ex-Real Housewives of Melbourne star is dragged into messy lawsuit with her sister over luxury home in one of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs
- Cruel lawsuit over who owns posh mansion
- An inked thumbprint is at the heart of the dispute
A former Real Housewives of Melbourne star is embroiled in a lawsuit with her sister over who owns a lavish home in one of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs.
According to documents filed with the Victorian Supreme Court, Venus Behbahani-Clark is taking legal action, claiming she was given the posh Toorak mansion in the short time her sister Rebekah divorced her billionaire fiancé Alex Waislitz.
The former reality star – who was in Real Housewives from 2016-2018 – moved into the Canberra Road home with her husband James Clark and their children in December 2019, and an inked thumbprint is at the heart of the dispute.
Mr. Waislitz’s company, Thorney Equities, has filed a counterclaim to evict the family from the home.
Former Real Housewives of Melbourne star Venus Behbahani-Clark is embroiled in a lawsuit with her sister over who owns a lavish home in one of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs
Rebekah said she was very upset when her sister “who was not financially secure” showed her a document in 2019 and said “she had to sign it.”
Thorney Equities’ case is based on the situation where she signed the document called a “deed of gift” giving the house to her sister.
Ms Behbahani said ‘because of her distressed condition’ she did not understand what the document meant, the Announce sun reported.
She further claimed that Venus was “in a very…angry state” when she took her sister’s hand and made her sign the document with an inked thumbprint on it.
Ms. Behbahani-Clark in the original claim wants the court to declare that she owns the house and that title be transferred to her.
Her sister and Mr. Waislitz got back together in late 2019 just weeks after their split and have a daughter together.
Earlier this month, Ms Behbahani-Clark announced the birth of her fourth child, a girl named Cherry Blossom.
In an emotional Instagram post, she shared the trials and triumphs of her pregnancy journey and highlighted the difficulties she and her newborn have faced.
“We’ve had a really rough journey to get to this point and so has my baby girl as a result,” Venus wrote.
“I’ve endured a lot of stress and suffering… despite all this, the universe has given our Cherry Blossom the destiny of life.”
The baby was delivered by emergency caesarean section and Mrs. Behbahani-Clark expressed her sincere gratitude to Dr. Tom Cade and his team, as well as the Epworth Babies staff.
She revealed that her new baby is dealing with health issues but is starting to show positive signs.
Rebekah Behbahani (left) is pictured with her billionaire fiancé, Alex Waislitz (right)
Former Real Housewives of Melbourne star Venus Behbahani-Clark, 38, has announced the birth of her fourth child, a baby girl named Cherry Blossom (pictured)
“She’s bruised and maybe a little battered, but it will get better,” she assured her followers, also expressing her appreciation for the messages of support and prayers they had received.
The former TV star praised her eldest daughters, Giselle and Sophia, for their help and patience at home with their little brother, adding that she has been overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted since birth.
She previously welcomed a baby boy with her husband, James Clark, in May 2020, and they are also parents to daughters, Giselle, 13, and Sophia, nine.
Her sister Rebekah has a music career and released her latest song Comfortable last week.