Actor Joseph D. Reitman, the estranged husband of actress Shannon Elizabeth, has on Tuesday March 14th, 2006 filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking half of all property and assets the pair accumulated during the five years they lived together before they were married.
According to the suit, Reitman and Elizabeth began living together in the summer of 1997. And up until they got married on June 15, 2002, the couple agreed to "be equal partners in the acquisition of assets and in financial affairs whether such transactions were separate or joint," the lawsuit states.
In fact, Reitman claims that Elizabeth had secretly transferred assets acquired during the years before their marriage and contends that he deserves half. Also Reitman alleges that he sacrificed his career to promote Elizabeth's.