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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
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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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Tammy    

Dude, you ain't entitled to shiot and will be paying her attorney's fee to defend this case. It only matters what was earned DURING the marriage and I don't know what greedy lawyer has you convinced that you've got a chance in hell with this lawsuit.

848 days ago
17.

Rae    

He may as well of taken a full-page ad in the paper saying he married his wife to get his hands on her money. What a greedy jerk.

848 days ago
18.

Jay W.     

They have a 3 yr. old son. It's gonna get ugly !

848 days ago
19.

buzz kill    

This guy is a poor excuse for a man (must be gay). He is acting like a gold digging bit*h. Stand on your own two feet and suck it up, stop wining like a puzzy!

848 days ago
20.

Regina    

Suck it up dude. Now you know exactly how women feel when it happens to them.
She outsmarted you. She earned that money and nobody told you to quit your job especially if you were not married.

848 days ago
21.

northern gypsy    

2004-2009 is off the table...imo...only way you can get any $$$ for this time frame is if you have it in writing (perhaps a percentage as her manager)...do you ??? i didn't think so...

848 days ago
22.

MSN    

Get a job and a life dude!!!

848 days ago
23.

California Granny    

Another tight wad trying to cheat the ex from earnings
during their union. Be it Real or Without the papers.
Some people ???????

848 days ago
24.

Ephie    

What exactly did he do to "earn" part of HER income? He "managed" the couple's life? Give me a break!

846 days ago
25.

Latisha    

OMG get a job & move on

842 days ago
26.

john    

wait a minute woman do it all the time if they lived togehter as a couple thenn he should get half. unless she has prenut(I liked the way I called that) then he does have a claim. if not then why did she hide the money???

837 days ago
27.

billy    

Who?

837 days ago
28.

rsmik    

He should forget about a life partner and just go get a life

832 days ago
29.

Patsy    

There are a lot of "life" partners out there, i.e. dating couples that live together and share rent, food, bills but they break up and they split up whatever they consider to be theirs and move on. They were married less than 3 years. Lawyers look at what you ACQUIRED during the marriage. The guy needs to get a job and move on.

828 days ago
30.

James    

I hope the greedy SOB doesn't get a d@mn Dime.. I hate to see guys acting like this!

827 days ago
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