Prince Andrew's 'gold-digger' ex Koo Stark ordered to pay £300k lawyers' bill after losing court fight with another ex
PRINCE Andrew’s former lover Koo Stark faces a £300,000-plus lawyers’ bill after losing a court fight with another ex.
The one-time actress, 64, was attempting to force financier Warren “Robbie” Walker to pay her £50,000 a year for life.
But she was told by judges that her case was without merit and had no chance of success.
Her arguments for fighting on were also dismissed as “repetitive and difficult to follow”.
She was told to pay his legal costs of £285,000 as well as her own lawyers’ bills, which are likely to run into six-figures.
Ms Stark’s two-year relationship with Andrew in the early 1980s shocked the Royal Family.
By 1994, she was living with financier Mr Walker in Knightsbridge, West London, and they had a daughter together.
He later wrote her a letter promising her £50,000 a year, plus household expenses, for life.
In return Mr Walker, now 61, asked her to drop plans to write a Times newspaper column called Diary of a Single Mother.
He paid her the money in quarterly instalments for two years until they split.
Ms Stark has since pursued him in the courts here and in the US for the money.
She said he broke their agreement as well as a 2001 promise to give her £200,000 to buy a home.
Mr Walker insisted his letter was not legally binding and labelled her a gold-digger.
Her case was thrown out by the High Court and now her attempt to overturn the ruling at the Court of Appeal has been rejected.
Judge Lady Justice Asplin said: “The grounds of appeal have no real prospect of success.”
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