There is word of a possible settlement in a nasty divorce case between UTC Chairman George David and his Countess wife, Marie Douglas-David. The couple appeared in Hartford Family Court Wednesday, but only briefly. They then left court for the rest of the day, possibly the rest of the week.
Douglas-David is seeking $99 million in the divorce, about one-third of David’s fortune. She claims the $43 million post-nuptial agreement she signed was coerced and will not allow her to continue the lavish lifestyle she has become accustomed to.
The rumored settlement would involve compromise on both sides. Douglas-David would reportedly get a Sweden apartment that she says David promised her. In return, she would take the post-nuptial agreement she signed.
Talk of a settlement comes after another nasty day in divorce court. On Tuesday, lawyers told of affairs on both sides. While on the stand, David admitted to having a mistress. Douglas-David was also allegedly having an affair at the same time.
The settlement could be announced as early as Thursday, the Hartford Courant reports.