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'CSI' Creator's Divorce

She Gets Half the Empire

9/4/2014 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0904_Anthony-jennifer_Zuiker_gettyThe CSI empire is getting split right down the middle -- creator Anthony Zuiker's divorce is finally settled and his wife is walking away with half the massive TV fortune ... TMZ has learned.

Jennifer Zuiker filed for divorce back in 2011, but they just hammered out the details. Bottom line -- she gets HALF of any money Anthony earns from the 3 'CSI' TV shows he's created. She also gets a cut of  "CSI: Cyber" ... which doesn't debut until next year.
Anything Anthony creates going forward though -- like say, CSI: Milwaukee or Billings -- would be all his. Additionally, she will have no creative control over the productions.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Jennifer will get ZERO spousal support -- because although she says her monthly standard of living is $171,878 ... both parties agreed she'll be just fine with half of the CSI paychecks. The franchise makes THAT much bread.  For reference ... the CSI shows have reportedly generated more than $6 BILLION.

They have 3 kids ... and Anthony will pay $10,000 a month in child support.

Jennifer put her foot down on a couple other things. She's keeping 100% of her clothing and accessories purchased from Alexander McQueen. Guess the items weren't Anthony's size. She also gets back a $26,282 deposit for a vacation on Richard Branson's private Necker Island.

Case closed. Cue The Who.


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Half is ridiculous...

16 days ago

Sin D    

I guess a lot of women have no idea how to take care of themselves with out men huh?

16 days ago

BillyBob Again    

Jeez, there's a thing called prenup . . .

16 days ago

Eye roll     

Omg I wish I was rich! Must be so nice.

16 days ago


She deserves every penny, she worked very hard for it.

16 days ago


Her monthly standard cost of living is 170 grand a month, What a freakin joke. Stupid woman did nothing to help create the show, and probably does nothing but sit at home on her fat butt watching TV and shopping for clothes. Any man who is this rich, should NEVER get married.

16 days ago


Well now ````` SHE hit the freaking LOTTERY!!!!

16 days ago


Isn't marriage wonderful? I'm glad gays now have that sacred "right"

16 days ago


She got what she deserved. Without her, he had no home life, kids, etc. Their marriage was a team and that is 50%. Hope you jackasses who think only men "work", #blowyaself bc your trick won't unless you pay.

16 days ago


She only got HALF? This is a war on women!

16 days ago


The top wealthiest 1% of Americans posses 40% of the nation’s wealth; the bottom 80% own 7%. The amount of wealth inequality is becoming so drastic you have to wonder what America is going to be like in 50 years.

16 days ago


that's truly a robbery. If she had any sorry of morals or self respect she wouldn't agree to that sort of money. I know it sounds harsh but it's this sort of nonsense that makes me sora understand why OJ did what he did. Not saying he was right to do so.. Just that I get it. You're the one that works your ass off and the courts essentially steal half of your belongings and give them to your ex. We seriously need to get rid of alimony and huge divorce payouts. You'd stop seeing all these gold diggers trying to get money for nothing.

16 days ago


She was at home with his 3 kids while he was creating his hit shows. I'm all for half and half and then 0 spousal support. This was a pretty fair agreement.

16 days ago


Good for her, as she should!Great to hear.

16 days ago


What a joke. She never worked on the show at all. He should have hid his money and not agreed to this. It's his fault for not taking the proper steps, but settlements like this make me sick. It's cheaper to knock her off. Hire OJ.

16 days ago
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