John Cleese Forced To Sell ‘Monty Python’ Memorabilia To Fund Divorce
Monty Python cast member John Cleese is allegedly selling off a number of props and movie memorabilia in order to finance his pending divorce.
The comedian’s divorce has reportedly cost the man quite a bit of money, forcing him to part with a number of items he obtained over the course of his career. The Daily Mail reports that Cleese even embarked on the Alimony Tour which featured the actor doing stand-up in hopes of raising money for alimony payments.
Included in the batch of items being offered to his legion of fans and followers is a helmet he wore during the filming of Monty Python And The Holy Grail. Interested parities should be willing to part with roughly £999 for the prop.
John Cleese is also selling a number of signed photographs from a number of his television shows and motion pictures. One of the pictures features Cleese and several Monty Python members doing Silly Walks, while another showcases the actor during his time on Fawlty Towers.
According to This is Bath, all of the items are being sold through the Original Memorabilia Company’s website. A number of items have already been snatched up by his fans, though quite a few are still available for purchase.
The actor ended his marriage to psychotherapist Alyce Faye Eichelberger in 2008 after 16 years. A judge ordered Cleese to pay his ex-wife a grand total of £12.5 million as a result. This apparently doesn’t include the hefty alimony payments he’ll have to may for the next few years. The comedian will have to fork over £612,000 a year until 2016.
In addition to handing over their shared New York City apartment, John Cleese also had to part with his West London home.
Be sure to stop by Sipa Press to see a number of the items the actor has available to purchase.
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