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Bend it Like Beckham star Parminder Nagra to pay alimony

ANI  Melbourne, April 27, 2013
First Published: 16:27 IST(27/4/2013) | Last Updated: 17:21 IST(27/4/2013)

British actress Parminder Nagra, who shot to fame in 2002's Bend it like Beckham, has settled a palimony lawsuit after her former husband claimed a share of her earnings.

The 37-year-old actress lived with James Stenson for six years before marrying him in January 2009 and filed for divorce in February 2012.

Stenson claimed that he stopped working as a photographer, which according to him earned him 300,000 dollars a year, to manage their life after Nagra won the role of Dr Neela Rasgotra in the long-running NBC show, ER, in 2003, News.com.au reported.

He claimed that Nagra channelled money through a company that she controlled, and bought three homes during their premarital relationship.

Stenson asked for 500,000 dollars in damages plus half the value of the properties.

The lawsuit was filed last June in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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