Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on Nov 18 took charge of the lawsuit filed by a Vietnamese-American businessman who has demanded that his ex-wife, former model Pham Thi Ngoc Thuy, return all assets bought with his money during their marriage.
Nguyen Quoc An, a 49-year-old Vietnamese-American businessman has filed a lawsuit against his model wife, Pham Thi Ngoc Thuy, 31, asking for return of all properties and assets amounting to VND288 billion (US$13.7 million) which include some bank accounts and 39 real estate properties, purchased by An with his personal money in Vietnam.
|Former model Pham Thi Ngoc Thuy|
The 39 real estate properties include five apartments in
An told the court that soon after marrying top model Ngoc Thuy in 2006 in the
When he and Thuy divorced in the
However, even after the court ruling Thuy did not return the assets but instead sold or transferred some to other people, including her relatives, An said.
6 months ago, An filed a lawsuit against Thuy with the District 1 People’s Court, who referred it further to the City People’s Court as it was not in their jurisdiction.