Dr. Richard Batista, 49, and his wife Dawnell Batista, 44, are finally splitting up. The messy divorce involves the division of assets, but there is one thing that Dr. Batista insists on getting back: his kidney. He gave his kidney to his wife in 2001. She then took the kidney and allegedly had an affair behind his back — and in front of his kidney. He wants the kidney or $1.5 million in payment for it as part of the divorce. It is either divorce or dialysis for Dawnell.
Dr. Batista alleges that his wife started an affair with her physical therapist in 2003 after recovering from a karate injury.
His demand would make for an interesting version of a severance motion. Obviously, he does not expect to the court to order surgerical compensation, though it would be interesting to see what he would do with the compensation.
Of course, the kidney was also part of the affair when the court considers the disloyal claims. If there is enstrangement here, the kidney is not blameless.
They are also fighting for the kids, but the kidney is also up for grabs.
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