Friday, March 28

NEW YORK — Ilona Staller, a former European porn star and politician, has sued her ex-husband, artist Jeffrey Koons, for $2.4 million in child support. Staller filed papers late Tuesday in Manhattan's state Supreme Court claiming an Italian court ordered Koon to pay 15,000 Euros a month for support of their 15-year-old son, Ludwig Maximilian Koons, in June 2007.

The amount Koons owes, court papers say, covers October 1998 through December 2007. They say the artist has paid 191,426 euros for child support, leaving a balance owed of about 1.5 million euros, or $2.4 million.

The Hungarian-born Staller made X-rated films under the name La Cicciolina before becoming a member of Italy's parliament for five years. She and Koons, 53, met in the early '90s, when he hired her as a model. They married in Budapest, Hungary, in June 1991.

Following their divorce in New York in 1994, Koons was given custody of the infant Ludwig. A judge ordered that the child stay in New York, but in June 1994 Staller evaded Koons' security guards and fled to Italy with the boy.

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