Ex-Real Housewives of Melbourne star is dragged into messy court battle with her sister over luxury house in one of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs
- Vicious court battle over who owns ritzy townhouse
- An inked thumbprint lies at the heart of the dispute
A former Real Housewives of Melbourne star is in a court battle with her sister over who owns a luxurious house in one of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs.
According to documents filed in the Victorian Supreme Court, Venus Behbahani-Clark is taking legal action claiming she was given the ritzy Toorak townhouse during the short time her sister Rebekah separated from her billionaire fiance Alex Waislitz.
The former reality star – who was on Real Housewives from 2016-2018 – moved into the home on Canberra Road in December 2019 with her husband James Clark and their children, and an inked thumbprint lies at the heart of the dispute.
Mr Waislitz’s company, Thorney Equities, has taken a counterclaim, seeking to evict the family from the house.
Former Real Housewives of Melbourne star Venus Behbahani-Clark is in a court battle with her sister over who owns a luxurious house in one of Australia’s wealthiest suburbs
Rebekah said she was very distressed when her sister ‘who was not financially secure’ showed her a document in 2019 and said ‘she needed to sign it’.
Thorney Equities’ case is based on the situation in which she signed the document, called a ‘deed of gift’, giving the home to her sister.
Ms Behbahani said ‘by reason of her distressed state’ she didn’t understand what the document meant, the Herald Sun reported.
She further claimed Venus was ‘in a highly … angry state’ when she took her sister’s hand and had her sign the document using a thumb print with ink on it.
Ms Behbahani-Clark, in the original claim, wants the court to declare she is the home’s owner and that the 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.
Ealier this month, Ms Behbahani-Clark announced the birth of her fourth child, a girl called Cherry Blossom.
In an emotional Instagram post, she shared the trials and triumphs of her pregnancy journey, highlighting the difficulties that she and her newborn have had to face.
‘We’ve had a very tough journey getting to this point and as a result, so has my baby girl,’ Venus wrote.
‘I have endured a lot of stress and suffering… despite all this, the universe gave fate of life to our Cherry Blossom.’
The baby was born via an emergency cesarean, and Ms Behbahani-Clark extended her heartfelt gratitude to Dr Tom Cade and his team, as well as the staff at Epworth Babies.
She revealed her new baby is facing some health challenges but is starting to show positive signs.
Rebekah Behbahani (left) is pictured with her billionaire fiance, 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 is bruised and perhaps a little battered, but that will improve,’ she assured her followers, and also expressed appreciation for the supportive messages and prayers they had received.
The former TV star commended her elder 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 the 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.