Phil Collins’ ex-wife lied under oath in $20M property fight, court say

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Phil Collins’ ex wife Orianne Cevey was found to be lying under oath by the judge who dismissed her $20 million lawsuit against the singer.

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Cevey lost her battle to get half the proceeds of a Miami waterfront mansion Collins sold for nearly $40 million in February 2021.

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In the sensational full order of dismissal released on Tuesday, Judge Alan Fine wrote that Cevey “has been purposefully deceptive during the course of these proceeding

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including without limitation by testifying falsely under oath to this Court.”

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Cevey, who is mother to the Genesis star’s sons Matthew, 17, and Nicholas, 21, claimed that Collins had previously promised her half of a sale if she moved back in with him following their divorce.

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Judge Fine, in the circuit court of the eleventh judicial circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Fla., added: “[Her] complaint is hereby dismissed in its entirety with prejudice for three independently dispositive reasons.”

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He said that Cevey had made 10 separate violations of the court’s orders, adding that this “has prevented the defendants from obtaining core, critical discovery that would tend to either prove or disprove her claims.”

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Secondly, he stated that Cevey “has been purposefully deceptive during the course of these proceedings — including without limitation by testifying falsely under oath to this Court.”

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For example, Judge Fine wrote that Cevey told the court that certain financial documents from her Swiss bank accounts existed — but she refused to produce them: “The logical conclusion to draw is that the documents do not exist.

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“Her motive for being dishonest with the Court was to try to avoid sanctions and to keep her case going without having to comply with discovery.

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Her dishonesty is an affront to the interests of justice, and her pleadings should be stricken as a result and dismissal with prejudice should be entered.”

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