— President Donald Trump’s former wife has filed a lawsuit against him and his businesses over the purchase of a large marble orb weavers farm in Kentucky, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Melania Trump filed the lawsuit in Louisville federal court on behalf of her children, three of whom live in Washington, D.C. Her attorney, Thomas F. Kelly, said that Trump has since agreed to pay $10.6 million to settle the suit.
Kelly, who said that the president has been in touch with his attorney, declined to elaborate on the terms of the settlement.
Trump, 68, purchased the Orb Weaver Farm in October, 2018, the first of a string of investments that included the purchase and development of the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., and the Marla Maples International Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Kelly said that he expected the president’s lawyers to make a decision by the end of the week on the size of the estate, which he estimated at $7 million.
Kelly noted that Trump had been seeking a sale of the farm since October, the time of his last court appearance, and that the estate was worth $10,000 to $20,000 a square foot.