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N.Y. judge nixes Michael Douglas ex's lawsuit

Michael Douglas attends the premiere of the film "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" in Los Angeles, Monday, April 27, 2009. (Chris Pizzello)

November 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Manhattan judge dismissed a lawsuit brought on by Michael Douglas' ex-wife, who claims she's entitled to proceeds from the "Wall Street" sequel.

The judge said New York is not the place for Diandra Douglas' lawsuit. The two divorced in California in 2000 after 23 years of marriage.

Michael Douglas' lawyers said the actor is very pleased with the ruling.

Diandra Douglas' camp claims she should get half of her ex-husband's earnings from this year's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" because their divorce deal reportedly gives her a portion of profits made from projects he worked on while they were married.

The first "Wall Street" movie was released in 1987.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.