Settlement Reached in Geena Davis/Physician Divorce Case


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Geena Davis and her estranged husband have reached a resolution of the divorce petition he filed in 2018, attorneys in the case told a judge today.

Lawyers for the Oscar-winning actress and Dr. Reza Jarrahy addressed Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark A. Juhas in a virtual conference that also included their clients. Davis' attorney, Nathalie Paluch, said the terms were confidential.

“This has been a very long, hard road,'' Juhas said. “I think it's probably good for everybody that this got settled.''

Both Davis and Jarrahy told Juhas they understood the terms of the settlement.

Jarrahy's attorney, Sherri-Marie St. Cyr, said she will likely have a judgment prepared by the end of next week.

Jarrahy, a 50-year-old plastic surgeon, filed his petition in May 2018, seeking spousal support from the 65-year-old actress, who maintained their 2001 marriage in the Hamptons in Long Island was not authentic because Jarrahy's father was not qualified to marry people under New York law. The former couple are the parents of a 19-year-old daughter and twin 17-year-old sons.

Jarrahy and Davis had been involved in a lengthy trial to determine the validity of the marriage.

Jarrahy's former lead attorney, longtime family law practitioner Stephen A. Kolodny, died May 30, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at age 79. Terence Nunan, a lawyer for the Kolodny estate, told the judge the estate is due fees for Kolodny's representation of Jarrahy before Kolodny's death, and that they are the obligation of Davis.

Paluch disputed Nunan's statement, saying the global settlement made the Kolodny estate claim moot. Juhas said he is still required to review the motion and that he may or may not award fees.

Davis won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the 1988 film “The Accidental Tourist.''  Her other notable roles were in “Tootsie,'' “Beetlejuice,'' “The Fly'' and “Thelma & Louise.'' Before meeting Jarrahy, she had three prior marriages.

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