Phil Collins’ ex-wife is auctioning off his personal items
MIAMI — Anyone living in Miami Beach in the fall of 2020 had a front row seat to Phil Collins’ tawdry (second) split from his ex wife.
The legendary rocker got back together with Orianne Cevey, whom he divorced in 2006 in a record $46 million plus settlement.
The exes reconciled 10 years later and things turned south quickly while they were living together at his North Bay Road mansion.
While Collins was out of the country, Cevey went and eloped with an escort/musician named Tom Bates and moved him into the $33 million palatial home.
The Genesis frontman then filed an eviction notice and it took months for Cevey and Bates to finally vacate to a home in Fort Lauderdale, which subsequently went into foreclosure. Cevey and Bates’ relationship also quickly soured, but that’s a whole other story .
In January 2021, Collins flipped the fancy digs for $39.3 million, but apparently didn’t take all his belongings with him.
Cevey is now trying to cash in on the rock star’s stuff. The jewelry designer is auctioning a “treasure trove” of her famous ex’s memorabilia with Kodner Gallery in Dania Beach.
Among the most valuable items is Collins’ Yamaha grand piano, worth between $50,000 and $100,000, Kodner estimates. There’s also a vintage Wurlitzer jukebox, which was apparently a wedding gift to the tumultuous couple, when they married in 1999.
“It pains me to part with these cherished items, but I recently downsized homes and simply do not have room,” Cevey told Page Six, adding she will be donating “a large portion of proceeds” to the exes’ Never Give Up Foundation.
Interested parties will also be able to bid on some of Cevey’s designer duds, namely by Chanel. The Swiss native told Page Six that at one point in the early 2000s she had more than 500 pairs of shoes by the French fashion house.
“I was Chanel’s number one client,” she said.
The auction is scheduled to take place starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 6; some things are already currently available for early bidding at Kodner.com ; 954-925-2550.
Jamie Lynn Spears is speaking about her estrangement from big sister Britney on the heels of the pop star’s memoir release last month.
The “Zoey 101” alum, 32, was asked about the “Stronger” singer, 42, on this weekend’s episode of the U.K. reality show, “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.”
“Anything my sister did, I always thought was the best,” said the younger Spears. “When it came to my sister … if anyone said anything I was ready to go. I was like, ‘Don’t talk about my sister, she’s the best.’”
When asked about the pair’s current dynamic, she simply said, “I love my sister.”
The remarks come after Britney’s explosive memoir, “The Woman in Me,” hit shelves in late October and featured several stories about the complications and dysfunctions of the Spears family. Britney’s 13-year-long conservatorship, which ended two years ago and had her under the oppressive thumb of dad Jamie, fueled many issues with Jamie Lynn.
In the book, Britney accuses her little sister of having hung her out to dry when the former reached out for help. Britney felt that Jamie Lynn’s own memoir, 2022’s “Things I Should Have Said: Family, Fame, and Figuring It Out,” was “capitalizing” on the singer’s struggles as they played out in the media.
But even with all of the family drama, it seems neither of the Spears women has completely ruled out an eventual reconciliation.
Britney in her memoir noted that Jamie Lynn “will always be my sister, and I love her and her beautiful family.”
The pop princess added that she’s “working to feel more compassion than anger” both toward Jamie Lynn and others who “have wronged” her.
NEW YORK — Two more women have come forward to accuse Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexual abuse, one week after the music mogul settled a separate lawsuit with the singer Cassie that contained allegations of rape and physical abuse.
Both of the new suits were filed Thursday on the eve of the expiration of the Adult Survivors Act , a New York law permitting victims of sexual abuse a one-year window to file civil action regardless of the statute of limitations.
The filings detail acts of sexual assault, beatings and forced drugging allegedly committed in the early 1990s by Combs, then a talent director, party promoter and rising figure in New York City's hip-hop community.
One of the accusers, Joi Dickerson, said she was a 19-year-old student at Syracuse University when she agreed to meet Combs at a restaurant in Harlem in 1991. After their date, Combs “intentionally drugged” her, then brought her home and sexually assaulted her, according to the filing.
Without her knowledge, Combs videotaped the assault and later shared it with several friends in the music industry, the suit alleges. The public exposure sent Dickerson into a “tailspin,” contributing to severe depression that landed her in the hospital and forced her to drop out of college.
In a separate lawsuit filed Thursday, an unnamed woman accused Combs and an R&B singer, Aaron Hall, of sexually assaulting her and a friend, then beating her several days later.
The woman — identified only as Jane Doe — said that she and her roommate returned to Hall’s home with him and Combs after a music industry event in 1990 or 1991. The accuser said she was coerced into having sex with Combs. Afterward, as she was getting dressed, “Hall barged into the room, pinned her down and forced Jane Doe to have sex with him,” the suit states.
When the victim later spoke to her friend, who is also not named, she learned that her friend “had been forced to have sex with Combs and Hall in another room,” according to the suit. “Upon information and belief, when Combs finished with Jane Doe, he and Hall switched, and they commenced assaulting Jane Doe’s friend,” the suit states.
A few days later, an “irate” Combs allegedly showed up at the home of the two women in an attempt to stop them from speaking out about the abuse. He then choked the woman identified as Jane Doe until she passed out, the suit states.
In an emailed statement, a spokesperson for Combs denied the allegations, accusing the two women of seeking to exploit the New York law that temporarily extended the statute of limitations.
An email inquiry to Hall was not returned.
Tyrone Blackburn, an attorney for the unnamed accuser, said his client was in the process of securing medical documents and witness statements to support her suit, which was filed late Thursday “in an effort to preserve the statute of limitations.”
The suit brought by Dickerson notes that the victim filed police reports in New York and New Jersey after the abuse. Inquiries to the New York City Police Department were not immediately returned. It was not clear which other jurisdictions the reports may have been filed.
After the filmed assault, Dickerson said she approached friends in the music industry asking them to confirm the existence of the "revenge porn" tape, but was rebuffed by those who were “terrified that Combs would retaliate against them and that they would lose future business and music opportunities.”
The Associated Press does not typically name people who say they have been sexually abused unless they come forward publicly, as Dickerson has done.
In years after the alleged assaults, Combs, now 54, would found his own label, Bad Boys Records, helping to produce Mary J. Blige and Biggie Smalls on his way to becoming one of the most influential hip-hop producers and executives in the genre’s history.
The pair of lawsuits follow a separate set of explosive allegations made last week by Cassie Ventura, who said that Combs subjected her to a pattern of abuse during their yearslong relationship, which began in 2005, when she was 19 and he was 37.
Among the allegations, Ventura said Combs plied her with drugs, subjected her to “savage” beatings, and forced her to have sex with male prostitutes while he masturbated and filmed them. When she tried to end the relationship in 2018, Combs raped her, she alleged.
The lawsuit was settled one day after it was filed for an undisclosed sum.
In a statement shared by her lawyers, Ventura said she wanted to resolve this matter “on terms that I have some level of control.”
Combs said: “We have decided to resolve this matter amicably. I wish Cassie and her family all the best. Love.”
From combined wire services