New York - The bereft widow of NYC property tycoon Howard Ronson has played a blinder to thwart a 'paltry' $75m offer for her Fifth Avenue, NYC home from Russian mobster Roman Abramovich.
Stunning peroxide beauty Angelika Ivanc is challenging the sale by her dead husband's trustees on the somewhat spurious grounds that at seventy five million bucks the transaction makes a mockery of her 'condition' at a time when she's particularly susceptible to ' barmy offers'. Yeah.
"Our client feels a matrimonial home exit fee of, uh, $25m might ease the burden of her recent bereavement," legal sources commented, "on top of the suggested $75m apartment price"
Located midtown in the Berwind Mansion at 828 Filth Avenue the multiplex condo's purchase would mean Abramovich, 69, would end up owning 75% of the entire building in a first ambitious step to buy out the whole lot.
This latest hurdle sees Abramovich's back up against a very expensive brick wall and comes just as another major apartment owner in the beautiful Art Deco mansion firmly declares 'Over My Dead Body' to any price for her awesome home.
"Roman Abramovich can kiss my ass!" wealthy heiress Lucrezia Borgia-Bush-Obama said today.
A three bed duplex on West 57th Street comes at a bargain $2.5m.