May 15, 2020
Mary-Kate Olsen has revealed her fears that her husband will kick her out of their shared New York apartment.
Mary-Kate Olsen made it known that she was afraid that her husband, Pierre Olivier Sarkozy, would remove her belongings from their apartment in the emergency divorce application she submitted to the court.
According to People, the 33-year-old filed the emergency application in New York because granting divorce applications have been put on hold due to the novel coronavirus pandemic — unless deemed an emergency by a judge.
Olivier and Mary-Kate first met at a 2012 party where they reportedly had an immediate connection that led to midnight dinners at Nobu and horseback riding in the Hamptons.
Thus the former actress asked the court to see her case as "essential" because her husband terminated the lease on their New York apartment without informing her. According to the documents obtained by People, the fashion designer stated that:
"I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home...if he is successful, I will not only lose my home but I risk losing my personal property."
This report comes just a couple of days after People reported that Mary-Kate claimed that her legal counsels received an email from Pierre's lawyers that gave her a deadline of May 18 to move out of their apartment.
Mary-Kate stated that even though she asked for an extension of the deadline as she cannot move around due to the lockdown laws in New York, her husband hasn't responded to her.
The producer and Ashley Olsen's twin also cited that filing an emergency divorce petition would "trigger an automatic court order preventing him from disposing of her property."
Unfortunately, her appeal for an emergency order to file for divorce from her husband was rejected by the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz because the "essential matter procedure" was not followed.
New York court spokesman, Lucian Chalfen informed People that the initial filing was turned down "by the New York County Clerk because they did not follow the essential matter procedure."
The Sun reported that Olivier is a 50-year-old French banker who has worked for several well-known corporations and organizations including Dillon, Read & Co, The Carlyle Group LP, UBS Investment Bank, and Credit Suisse First Boston.
Their relationship quickly blossomed, and by 2014, the pair got engaged. Mary-Kate and Pierre got married a year later in November 2015 in front of selected friends and family.