It looks like Gordon Gekko will keep his cash for now. A Manhattan judge has dismissed a claim brought against Michael Douglas by his ex-wife Diandra Douglas in regard to his paycheck for the movie Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps
. The ex-Mrs. Douglas was looking to get half
of his take, arguing that because Douglas first played Gordon Gekko in Wall Street
when the pair was married it qualified as a spin-off from his existing products. The battle may not be over yet. The judge did say that because their 1997 divorce settlement took place in California that's where the case belongs. Michael Douglas' attorney, Marilyn Chinitz seemed confident
that if Diandra refiles the case in California she will have no greater luck because judges there are accustomed to film industry cases.
The pair had an acrimonious divorce. Michael Douglas was accused of being a sex addict who was unfaithful and Diandra Douglas pocketed a reported $45 million. She also got a home in Montecito, California that she currently has listed for $29 million