A whopping £53m ($68m) divorce payout has become one of the biggest in British history after an American model sought a court settlement from her ex-husband Saudi businessman Walid Juffali this week.
These were the explicit demands made by Christina Estrada before the £53m settlement. pic.twitter.com/1Hqe8zaAdr— Capital Moments (@CapitalMoments) July 8, 2016
Gender and race
The judge also noted that Juffali “would frequently buy very expensive jewelry” for Estrada, in one case a blue diamond ring, according to the FT.
Race and religion also played a significant role in the case; Estrada claimed Juffali had married the Lebanese wife under (Shariah) Islamic law before their divorce was finalized.
Could the nationalities of those involved - a Saudi and American - have the power to influence a ruling?