Julia Haart owns nearly half of her billionaire ex’s $1.1billion company, court rules 

My Unorthodox Life star Julia Haart owns virtually half her estranged husband’s $1.1 billion modeling company firm, a court docket has dominated – after the previous billionaire Silvio Scaglia claimed she had ‘lower than 0.01 p.c’.

Haart, 51, broke away from an ‘ultra-orthodox’ Jewish group in 2013 and made a preferred Netflix documentary about it: My Unorthodox Life. She married Swiss former billionaire Scaglia in 2019.

She is now suing him in New York for allegedly defrauding her out of half of their firm, valued between $700 million and $1.1 billion final yr, amid a fraught divorce.

She additionally launched a lawsuit in opposition to him in Delaware, the place their firm is registered.

On Thursday a decide within the Delaware case dominated that Scaglia did give his spouse virtually half the corporate – however he nonetheless retained the controlling curiosity by the slimmest of margins: 50.0004043 p.c to her 49.9995957 p.c.  

The ruling is the newest bombshell to drop within the bitter battle between the previous couple over their modeling and media firm and different belongings. 

A Delaware judge ruled Julia Haart (pictured), star of My Unorthodox Life, does own nearly 50 percent of her ex's $$1.1billion company, Elite World Group

A Delaware decide dominated Julia Haart (pictured), star of My Unorthodox Life, does personal practically 50 p.c of her ex’s $$1.1billion firm, Elite World Group

Haart (left) is suing estranged husband Silvio Scaglia (right), claiming he defrauded her out of half of their modeling agency business

Haart (left) is suing estranged husband Silvio Scaglia (proper), claiming he defrauded her out of half of their modeling company enterprise

Haart argued that Scaglia gave her half of their agency Elite World Group (EWG), however then allegedly looted its accounts, fired her as CEO, and behaved as if he had management, she claims.

The Swiss entrepreneur, 63, has claimed that in reality his estranged spouse owns simply 50 of a complete 123,765 shares, or lower than 0.01 p.c.

‘The numbers do not lie,’ his lawyer, Lanny Davis, wrote in a March 2022 press launch. ‘Mr. Scaglia owns greater than 99% of the voting inventory – Ms. Haart owns lower than .01%. That’s a reality.

‘Ms. Haart owns simply 50 shares of frequent inventory.’

In the memorandum opinion, Delaware court docket vice chancellor Morgan Zurn wrote that Scaglia texted firm accountant Jeffrey Feinman on May 28 2020 that the couple had been ‘now able to finalize our wills and the switch of the remaining 50 p.c of the Freedom Holding shares tuo [sic] Julia.’

Freedom Holding is the corporate that owns EWG.

On June 12 that yr, Scaglia transferred 61,832 of Freedom’s 123,665 most well-liked shares, the decide dominated.

But Zurn identified, this was simply shy of a full 50 p.c – it was solely 49.9995957 p.c.

‘The Stock Power, by its personal phrases, doesn’t switch half of Scaglia’s 123,665 most well-liked shares,’ the decide wrote.

‘Rather, it transfers one half share lower than half, or 49.9995957 p.c, of these most well-liked shares. Assuming the Stock Power was efficient, Scaglia continued to carry the naked majority—50.0004043 p.c—of Freedom’s most well-liked shares. Both Scaglia and Feinman testified this construction was intentional.’

Haart was fired as CEO of Elite World Group in February, hours before she filed for divorce from her estranged husband after nearly three years of marriage

Haart was fired as CEO of Elite World Group in February, hours earlier than she filed for divorce from her estranged husband after practically three years of marriage

Haart, 51, broke away from an 'ultra-orthodox' Jewish community in 2013 and made a popular Netflix documentary series about it: My Unorthodox Life. She is pictured at the premiere of the show with (from left to right) son Aron Hendler, daughter Miriam, son Shlomo Hendler, son-in-law Ben Weinstein and eldest daughter Batsheva

Haart, 51, broke away from an ‘ultra-orthodox’ Jewish group in 2013 and made a preferred Netflix documentary sequence about it: My Unorthodox Life. She is pictured on the premiere of the present with (from left to proper) son Aron Hendler, daughter Miriam, son Shlomo Hendler, son-in-law Ben Weinstein and eldest daughter Batsheva 

Zurn highlighted that regardless of the share disparity, Scaglia informed funding financial institution Jefferies Group who was making an attempt to take EWG public, that Haart was ‘equal co-owner with me’ and ‘Julia and I personal an equal share of EWG via personal [sic] frequent holding firm’.

But Zurn dominated that as a result of Scaglia owned simply over half the shares within the mother or father firm, his elimination of Haart from the board and firing her as CEO was legit.

Haart’s lawyer, Christopher Milito, informed DailyMail.com the ruling ‘confirms the falsity’ of Scaglia’s claims that the Netflix star owned simply 50 shares of the couple’s modeling and media agency.

‘This determination determines nothing aside from that, at worst, Scaglia owns only one most well-liked share greater than Ms. Haart,’ Milito mentioned.

‘The court docket’s determination is a tour de drive examination of the various years of Scaglia’s statements and paperwork confirming to Ms. Haart and to the world at giant that she was a full fifty-percent proprietor.

‘Ms. Haart disagrees with the last word determination and can enchantment it. But within the occasion it stands, it will likely be the ultimate piece of proof proving Scaglia’s fraud in opposition to his spouse, fraud for which Ms. Haart is already in search of redress in New York State Supreme Court.’

The Netflix star also claims Scaglia tried to mortgage their $65million Tribeca penthouse, which overlooks the Hudson River, for $40million to prop up his allegedly ailing companies

The Netflix star additionally claims Scaglia tried to mortgage their $65million Tribeca penthouse, which overlooks the Hudson River, for $40million to prop up his allegedly ailing firms

Photos obtained by DailyMail.com show the inside of their $65million New York penthouse apartment, decked out for a 2021 Thanksgiving dinner party, as well as the former EWG CEO working at the modeling firm's office

Photos obtained by DailyMail.com present the within of their $65million New York penthouse house, decked out for a 2021 Thanksgiving feast, in addition to the previous EWG CEO working on the modeling agency’s workplace

Last month DailyMail.com revealed emails, texts and photographs that laid naked the cut up couple’s lavish life, together with a $65 million New York City penthouse, his and hers $340,000 Bentleys, and a $53,000 non-public flight to Mexico.

In her New York lawsuit, Haart claims Scaglia tried to mortgage their $65million Tribeca penthouse for $40million to prop up his allegedly ailing firms.

She additionally accuses him of utilizing firm funds for private bills, reminiscent of a $53,000 non-public flight to Mexico in October 2021, claimed as a enterprise journey.

An e mail from July 2020 additionally exhibits Scaglia allegedly asking EWG’s CFO to ‘maintain’ a $14,000 invoice for ‘family staffing’.

Haart even claimed her estranged husband filed a false police report in opposition to her, claiming Haart had stolen her personal Bentley from EWG.

The couple every had their very own fashions of the Bentley Mulsanne, with MSRPs that began round $340,000.

Scaglia’s lawyer, Davis, beforehand informed DailyMail.com that Haart was making an attempt to ‘mislead the media’ in her lawsuit.

Haart working at her penthouse. The luxury apartment boasts five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms

Haart working at her penthouse. The luxurious house boasts 5 bedrooms and 6 and a half loos

He mentioned her New York lawsuit was ‘just like claims that she made in a Delaware court docket.’

‘After a full trial, the court docket dominated in April in opposition to her on all counts – ie, that she doesn’t personal 50 p.c of the mother or father firm or any of the businesses which can be owned and managed by Mr. Scaglia,’ Davis mentioned.

‘Moreover, her personal testimony and paperwork in that trial proved she knew earlier than she filed the case that she didn’t personal 50 p.c of Mr. Scaglia’s mother or father firm belongings.

‘She forgot to incorporate that reality on this newest lawsuit. She apparently thinks she will mislead the media. Again. She cannot.

‘Ms. Haart has touted in her e-book her mantra, “Fake it till you make it,”‘ added Davis added. ‘By her newest lawsuit submitting, she proves she believes this works in a court docket of legislation. It doesn’t.

‘Maybe it’s time for Ms. Haart to cease mendacity in court docket and to the media about Mr. Scalia and his firms and begin accepting info and the reality.’

Davis didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark in regards to the new Delaware ruling.