Tennis star Leander Paes and his estranged partner Rhea Pillai have been locked in a legal battle over domestic violence and maintenance of their 10-year-old daughter.
At the Bandra Magistrate Court, Rhea Pillai’s lawyers Gunjan Mangla and Amna Usman claimed that the former model wants Rs 1 crore as damages and not Rs 10 lakh as mentioned earlier. They admitted leaving out a ‘zero’ when they were filing her court petition on compensation for domestic violence, reported Mid-Day.
The domestic violence case was filed in 2014, but it was only this July that the Supreme Court ordered the Mumbai court to decide the matter within six months. Pillai’s lawyers made the error in an interim application filed to seek compensation until the case is over.
Rhea has demanded a one-time payment of Rs 42.37 lakh for those expenses that have already been incurred, and monthly payment of Rs 2.62 lakh to support her and their daughter.
The list of demands includes the purchase of a vehicle consistent with the standard of living their daughter is used to, such as Toyota Innova, Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda City or a similar car.
Paes and Rhea had a live-in relationship of 8 years. But, during the hearing in the court, Paes said that Rhea is not his wife, so he will not give alimony.