Did Sonja Morgan sue ex-husband John Morgan?

During this season of The Real Housewives of New York we’ve been watching J.P Morgan heir John Morgan‘s ex-wife Sonja Tremont-Morgan start to unravel as she tries to stay financially afloat almost six years after their 2006 divorce.

Sonja’s been living with their daughter Quincy in the East 63rd St. New York home they once shared with her ex John Morgan, but Sonja started finding it difficult to survive in the fancy apartment.

On top of that, Sonja has a $7 million judgment against her in a failed movie deal. She has debts to pay and a daughter to raise, and on tonight’s episode she broke down after a settlement meeting with her husband’s lawyers went bad. She vowed to sue him:

“I’m not asking for anything that we didn’t discuss together. I’m not making excuses for him anymore because if he cared, he would do the right thing. He would divvy up those assets, he would make sure we were secure so his daughter could stay in her childhood home, and to sleep well at night.

“If he’s not gonna do it, I’m moving on. I’m going to sell this house. I’m going to pay my debt. I’m gonna get every friggin’ penny he owes me liquid, and I’m gonna SUE MY EX’S ASS!”

And she did sue him last August. Her lawyers filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan simulatenously with a lawsuit against her octogenarian ex John Adams Morgan, claiming he blocked certain assets to be sold so she could pay off her debts.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Tremont-Morgan wants the court to give her the authority to sell her stake in a 35-acre Colorado ranch. Separately, she accused her former husband of blocking real-estate appraisers from a French property that she wants to sell but that he has aimed to keep after their 2006 divorce.

An attorney for John Morgan, whom Tremont-Morgan has described as a descendant of J.P. Morgan and John Adams, declined to comment.

Tremont-Morgan would also add the $3 million she received from her prenuptial agreement to the pool of $8 million her attorneys said should be enough to pay off the settlement with movie producer Hannibal Pictures Inc. The proposal allows her to keep her home on East 63rd Street.

“Indeed, the lynchpin of the plan is the establishment of a well-defined hierarchy for the liquidation of assets, leaving the Manhattan residence to the very end as may be necessary.”

On Watch What Happens Live September 24, 2012, Sonja reported that things were better between herself and her ex, hinting that they may reach some sort of settlement.

“What you saw tonight was a disappointing moment, but we are talking now and we’re trying to work things out, and that’s the good news.”

UPDATE – Sonja addressed the episode in her most recent blog on BravoTV.com:

I was so angry because I wanted closure with my ex above all else and was willing to give up a lot in my settlement financially to keep my daughter in her childhood home.

When I didn’t get my face-to-face with him, and a fair way to do that (not even close, according to my lawyers), I was angry. It’s been so long that I have been working and supporting so much on my own beyond what child support can do. My assets and cash are tied up in this divorce and I want what is rightfully mine, and to be independent again so I can move on. If it means losing our home and a lot of what I have worked my whole life for, then I would have to continue in court to fight, in other words sue, for cold cash. It’s not what I want to do. . .It takes time, energy, and money away from my daughter.

We were married 10 years and knew each other for seven years before. It’s a large chunk of my existence! As the woman who loved her man dearly, I think I deserve that respect as the mother of such an amazing little girl. I was a good mom and wife.

She later explains why she feels she deserves the settlement:

I was independent and owned my homes before I was married. I had security in the bank, a stock account, and a career — and I will still have that if the power is mine and God wants that. I filed the Chapter 11 to restructure my assets to satisfy my movie business judgment and to move on with what’s left after hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees, in all cases being paid by myself.

  • SandeePB

    I like Sonja. She’s been done wrong by her ex and he should do the right thing and divvy up those assets. He should be ashamed of himself!

    • mel

      exactly!! you realize what kind of person a man is during a divorce. he could at least let his daughter keep her childhood home. its cruel.

  • He shouldn’t have take care of her for the rest of her life. She married a man old enough to be her father! What happened to an independent woman taking care of herself? Put down the booze, stop trying to impress your friends and maybe get a real job. The gravy train stops here!

    • Dee

      I totally agree! She certainly must get a crazy amount in child support and she received $3 million from the Pre-Nup too. It’s that she doesn’t want to pay for a bad business decison, well that’s too bad. Pay your own debts. The ex husband surely didn’t make her pay for any of his bad business deals.

      • BuckJohnson

        She wants to continue to go back to the money well after the divorce agreements pure and simple. This business deal broke her and she wants more money.

    • Zarah

      That is a typical male response. Men do not understand the role of a wife, mother, single mother.
      “Fathers” walk away conveniently from their children without remorse, leaving the mother to do it all by herself. Not to mention dads reappear when they please. Easy breezy life. Fair is fair, she deserves every penny she gets. as do all women. No matter how much money the mother makes. Didn’t the father provide 50% of the child’s dna? So women have to care for the child 100% of the time and pay 100% of the finances. wow, this is what is wrong with men SELFISH!! .
      PS older men date younger women all the time

  • Happy housewife.

    You are a bitter ass. They had an agreement and he reneged! He should pay up and you should shut up!!!

  • momma g

    She did not get wronged.she enticed an old man into bed.got knocked up to make sure he would marry her.and if anything get child support.he realized she was a gold digger and after three years wanted a divorce.now she wants more cause she messed up and got sued.she doesn’t want an old man,she never did.look at the taped show.she didn’t even want Aviva dad.he too old and not enough money.I got your number sonja

    • Guest

      But Avivas dad is pervy, who would want to hook up with him?

    • Zarah

      How do you know the contents of their relationship? You never know who you will fall in love with, besides she was smart enough not to marry a broke ass like I did. lol What is wrong with wanting to marry someone financially stable. You wouldn’t hook up with a homeless guy would you? SOOO….Give me a break!

    • Sho

      Check your facts…she got pregnant and had her daughter AFTER they were married…she’s just fighting for what she was promised and what was discussed and agreed upon and HE RENEGED. HE HAS WRONGED HER!

  • Candice

    Don’t trust anyone who takes it up the butt from a stranger

  • Willow13

    I think that anybody watching the show would understand why Sonja has become so insecure in season 4. To assume your ex will do the right thing, and then doesn’t is a confidence knock both emotionally and financially. Her instability has unravelled and its become apparent that all the pressure and worry from her settlement has got to her, as it would eventually. The fact that her ex has been able to watch the effects of his financial behaviour towards her on TV knowing that his child would suffer also, is in my opinion disappointing and ill considered. The facts are that the child is caught in the middle, and a man with such a privileged education and background should know better. When a mother is distraught for what ever reason, the knock on effect will take its toll on the child. You do not need a university education to work that one out.