LOS ANGELES, AUG. 18 -- "Dynasty" actress Joan Collins wants an immediate divorce from Swedish businessman Peter Holm so she can stop supporting him, her lawyer said today.
Holm, 40, a former rock singer, is seeking temporary support of $80,000 a month from the 54-year-old Collins so he can continue to live in a manner he has said includes $2,000 leather jackets and $400 pairs of shoes.
Collins' lawyer, Marvin Mitchelson, said in court today that Holm is entitled only to 20 percent of Collins' earnings during their marriage, according to a prenuptial agreement declared valid in a court hearing last month.
That support ends once the marriage is canceled, Mitchelson said.
The British actress sued Holm, her fourth husband, for a divorce last December, 13 months after they married, citing irreconcilable differences and alleged fraud.
Holm's lawyer, Frank Steinschreiber, said today Holm has still not received the full 20 percent of the $5 million Collins earned during their marriage and a court would have to decide after a divorce hearing if Holm was entitled to more money. Holm, who has said he still loves his wife, is not opposing an immediate divorce, Steinschreiber added.
Superior Court Judge Kenneth Black scheduled a divorce hearing for Aug. 26. Mitchelson said Collins, who is due to return from London Wednesday, will be in court then to say her marriage cannot be salvaged.
In a separate hearing, Superior Court Judge Earl Riley said he would hear on Oct. 7 Holm's request for $80,000 a month.
Mitchelson said he would argue that since Riley had upheld the couple's prenuptial agreement, Holm was not entitled to any other support and there was no need for the hearing.