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Sonja Morgan's ex-husband fails to pay lawyer bills in ongoing divorce case

Sonja Morgan has dealt with her fair share of money-related headlines in the past. But now, it is her ex-husband who appears to be having financial trouble.

Sonja Morgan attends Hamptons Magazine Celebration of The Children's Justice Campaign Of Joan & George Hornig on August 16, 2014 in Water Mill, New York.
Photo by Janette Pellegrini

In a new report, it is alleged that "The Real Housewives of New York City" star's ex, John Morgan, has neglected to pay his attorney for his work on the Morgans' ongoing divorce case. In fact, things have reportedly gotten so out of hand that the attorney recently filed a motion to drop John Morgan as his client.

“Mr. Morgan has failed to make any meaningful or credible attempt to pay outstanding legal invoices since August, 2012, despite having the financial ability to do so,” the papers stated, according to an Aug. 19 report by Radar Online. Also in the Aug. 13 filing, John's attorney claimed the two have “terminated the attorney-client relationship.”

Since Sonja and John split in 2008, the "Real Housewives of New York City" star and the heir to the J.P. Morgan banking fortune have been battling in federal court. Although they split years ago, John is still involved in Sonja's bankruptcy case, in which she claims he owes her unpaid alimony, an additional $3 million for their divorce and control of a Colorado mansion they purchased together.

In 2011 Sonja filed a lawsuit against her former husband, alleging they bought a multi-million dollar home in Colorado using a trust and that John was blocking the sale of it. While John has denied the allegations, their legal battle remains active.

Earlier this year, Radar Online reported that Sonja was sued by Hannibal Pictures after she failed to raise enough money to get their John Travolta production launched. Because of the $7 million judgement, Sonja was forced to file for bankruptcy.

Although Sonja hoped to have the judge throw out the suit, he upheld the $7 million judgement and gave Hannibal Pictures an additional year to enforce a lien on her earnings and assets.