Lloyd’s Ex-Wife Says He Owes Alimony
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NEW YORK (AP) _ Christopher Lloyd, the wild-haired actor who played the eccentric inventor in the ``Back to the Future″ movies, is being sued by a former wife in New York City for unpaid alimony.
Catherine Boyd Lloyd of Manhattan says Lloyd owes her $200,000 under an agreement related to their 1971 divorce after 12 years of marriage. Lloyd, the 63-year-old co-star of the sitcom ``Taxi,″ is now married to screenwriter Jane Walker Wood.
Boyd Lloyd says in papers filed in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court that the agreement calls for Lloyd to pay her $1,500 a month until she remarries or dies. Her papers say ``she has never remarried and is still very much alive.″
The lawsuit also names Wood and Lloyd’s lawyer, Judith Lazenby of Watsonville, Calif., as defendants, saying they ``encouraged, advised, aided and abetted″ her former husband in his breach of the agreement.
The agreement allows Lloyd to deduct any money that Boyd Lloyd earns from what he has to pay her, according to the lawsuit filed last week.
Boyd Lloyd’s lawsuit demands damages of $1 million from Lazenby for libel and slander. It alleges that the lawyer accused her of ``wrongfully taking money from Mr. Lloyd″ and taking his money ``under false pretenses.″
Lloyd’s lawyer, reached at her office, said she was aware of the lawsuit but had no comment. The actor’s current wife did not respond to calls requesting comment.