Bjorn and wife number three. This time, it was for love.
NY Daily News: A wealthy investment banker and his wife are embroiled in a messy, megabucks divorce with all the salacious trappings of the filthy rich: sex, duplicity, money and more sex. Michelle Aaserod says her husband, Norwegian-born financier Bjorn Aaserod, is a sex addict who hasn’t kicked his hooker habit. He says his wife, a willowy Georgia belle, did the hooking marrying not for love, but for love of his money. The stakes are high, including a $4 million East Side townhouse and his-and-hers Rolls-Royces. The divorce papers, filed recently in Manhattan Supreme Court, outlined many of the cross-accusations leveled throughout their 20-month marriage, which Bjorn Aaserod is seeking to annul. “I loved him. We were trying to have a baby,” Michelle Aaserod, 31, said in an interview last week. “But in the end, I could not accept Bjorn’s sexual perversities. I’m from the South. I was not accustomed to that.
” Those perversities, she said, included frequent visits to prostitutes, massage parlors and strip clubs and so many calls to phone sex lines that she had to ask the telephone company to block access to 900 numbers from home. Bjorn Aaserod, 40, chairman of Cambridge Partners, a New York-based investment firm, did not return a call to his office. His lawyer, John Teitler, said the businessman did not want to be interviewed. It was the groom’s second marriage and the bride’s third when they tied the knot in the spring of 1996. “I entered this marriage with honorable intentions,” she said. On their first wedding anniversary, Michelle said she fled the Drake Hotel “shocked and horrified” after her husband insisted they celebrate by engaging in group sex with two other men. “If you won’t fulfill my fantasies, then I will find someone else who will,” he allegedly told her. His story, told through court records, is dramatically different. He described her as a gold digger who never loved him, tricking him into a “sham” marriage that was really a “premeditated plan” to acquire as much wealth as possible before dumping him. He claims she forced him to have a face-lift and a painful circumcision; she said the procedures were his decision, though she agreed with it. Court papers indicate Aaserod threw his wife out of their six-story mansion at 164 E. 70th St. in September, saying he was sick of her extramarital affairs, her wasteful spending and her physical and verbal abuse. Two months later, he filed for divorce, accusing her of fraud, adultery and cruel and inhuman treatment. Though he stands 6-feet-8, he got an order of protection against the petite blond after telling a judge she threatened to kill him or have him killed if he did not turn over half his assets which were not disclosed, but she estimates about $40 million to her. “Bjorn Aaserod has asked the Supreme Court to annul his 20-month marriage,” said Teitler. “He believes that this unfortunate situation is a private matter and hopes that you will understand his wish for privacy.
” “She wants what is fair under the law,” said Michelle Aaserod’s attorney Harold Mayerson. “And we can’t know what is fair until we have an accounting of his assets.
” Meanwhile, she has asked Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Walter Tolub to award her $55,000 a month in temporary support. A decision is expected early next year.
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