By Stephen Thompson of The Tampa Tribune
Published: November 26, 2007
CLEARWATER - Linda Bollea wants a share of two multimillion-dollar local properties she and her husband own as well as alimony, child support and attorney fees.
These are the details in a divorce petition she filed last week in Pinellas Circuit Court against famed wrestler Hulk Hogan after 24 years of marriage. The lawsuit says the marriage is "irretrievably broken."
The couple have one son who qualifies for child support – Nick Bollea, 17, who was arrested this month in connection with a wreck that left a passenger, John Graziano, with severe brain injuries. They also have a daughter.
Linda Bollea is seeking child support and a life insurance policy to cover child support in the event that Hogan dies, the petition states.
She wants wherever she decides to live to be Nick Bollea's primary residence, with Hogan allowed liberal visitation, the petition states. She also wants Hogan to pay for Nick Bollea's health insurance, the petition states.
Linda Bollea wants the couple's assets equitably distributed – including the family's $.7.2 million mansion on Willadel Drive, which has a gazebo, two boat davits, a pool, a fountain and three fireplaces. She also wants a share of a separate $2 million waterfront home, the petition states.
Neither property has a mortgage on it, the petition states.
The couple also have a condominium under construction in Las Vegas; Linda Bollea wants a share of that, too.
If the two cannot work out an arrangement, the properties should be ordered sold, with the money divided equally between the two, the petition states.
Linda Bollea also says she does not have enough money to pay a lawyer, though Hogan does.