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'E.R.' Actress Sued By Ex

We Were Life Partners

... and You Screwed Me!

6/28/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Parminder Nagra made a bloody fortune during her stint on "E.R." ... so says her soon-to-be ex-hubby ... who claims she's HIDING her TV loot so he can't get the money that's rightfully his.

James Stenson just filed a lawsuit against Nagra -- claiming they were "life partners" for 6 years before they were formally married in 2009 ... and during that period, they promised to share their combined wealth.

In fact, Stenson claims when Nagra got the "E.R." gig in 2004, he agreed to give up his job as a photographer and took on the role of managing the couple's life in L.A. ... even though he was making more than $300k per year as a shutterbug at the time.

But Stenson claims Nagra was secretly plotting to keep all of their wealth under her command ... and did so by setting up a shell corporation that only she controlled. Stenson claims the couple purchased 3 homes during their pre-marital partnership, but they were all bought through the "shell" company.

Nagra filed for divorce in February 2012 ... and during the three years of marriage, Parminder made A LOT less than she did when they were merely life-partners ... probably because "E.R." was cancelled in 2009.

Stenson has clearly realized he doesn't stand to walk away with much cash in the divorce -- so he's filed this lawsuit hoping to convince a judge he's entitled to the BIG MONEY Parminder raked in during their stint as "life partners."

Stenson claims he's entitled to at least $500k in damages PLUS 50% of each of the 3 properties Parminder purchased through the "shell" company during their pre-marital partnership.

Calls to Nagra's rep have not been returned.

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Um sorry, as much as I believe that long time relationships whether married or not get 50/50, if this whole relationship, living together, then got married was in California. He's not getting a solitary cent from the courts. California doesn't recognize COMMON LAW MARRIAGES and unless he can prove that he was a HUGE part of the couple, running books, booking interviews, booking castings, he isn't going to get a thing. Just to let you all know, I think he should, if he was with her when she was nobody, had a job of his own that he put aside to concentrate on hers, yeah, he deserves a lot.

846 days ago

Bobo Frog    

Did he also infect her with that herpes blister on his lower lip?

846 days ago


Sorry but common law marriage doesn't exist in CA. If that's the case then I am getting a huge amount of money if my fiance left me cuz we've been together for 7 yrs and we're getting married in 10 days.

846 days ago


I want to care about what's happening with these two, I really do, but I don't

846 days ago


he wont be getting ****.

846 days ago


Hmmm....she is so UGLY!

846 days ago


Male or female.. any spouse that tries to get money out of their ex in a divorce should be euthanized. Get off your lazy ass and get a job and earn your own money. Take what you earned during you marriage and leave your ex with what they earned. People are just f***ing lazy and want a free ride.. especially those with spouses that earned more than they did.

846 days ago


"who claims she HIDING her TV loot so he can't get the money that's rightfully his. "

846 days ago

Jeanie Texas    

Sorry I do not think it is right for either man or woman to take their's X's money-you do not get half unless you were there for at 25 year doing all the bitch Mel Gibson's X what 9 kids married 25+years Paul McCartney X 5 Yr 1 girl that he got custody of --no pigs allowed

846 days ago


Lazy ba$tard...GO MAKE YOUR OWN MONEY,

846 days ago


I love when you put up stories about people I've never heard of. But really, ANYTHING is better than those Cardash****an people!

846 days ago


He shouldn't have married her if she didn't trust him enough to cut him in.

846 days ago


She's so gorgeous. And he's a dirtbag for trying to steal her money. Get a job lazy b-tard.

846 days ago


WOW what an SOB!!! I hope he doesn't get a penny.

846 days ago


A marriage licence is a contract, without a contract you get nothing unless they consider the Lee Marvin palimony case then he might have a chance.

846 days ago
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