Date: 14th October 2000
The super-rich producer of THE SIMPSONS is being sued by his ex- lover for $105 million (£70 million).
JAMES BROOKS is fighting HOLLY HOMBERG - his companion of 30 years and mother of his three children - in Hollywood's biggest palimony suit. She's asking a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to force him to hand over half his fortune - said to total around $210 million (£140 million). A legal expert said in Los Angeles, "When they met 27 years ago, Jim was an obscure writer on the MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW. now he's one of the most powerful men in Hollywood." Holly claims she was at his side every step of the way. She was a 21-year-old stewardess when Brooks, then 36, picked her up during a Northwest Airlines flight in 1973.
The lawsuit claims he convinced her to live with him in Malibu, now he wants out but refuses to turn over half his fortune, which she claims he had agreed to.