Robbie Keane and his wife Claudine win 300K court fight to evict fashionista from 3.8m mansion
Ex-Premier League footballer Robbie Keane and his wife Claudine have won a 300,000 court fight to kick an elderly fashionista out of their 3.8million mansion after she stopped paying the8,000-a-month rent.
The former Spurs, Leeds, LA Galaxy and Ireland striker and his TV star spouse have been locked in a costly three-year legal battle withSandi St Paul, 74, and her drummer friend Stewart Lawrence, after renting out their family home in Hertfordshire in December 2019.
Giving evidence at the Central London County Court, Mrs Keane, a former Miss Ireland contestant with adegree in finance from University College Dublin,said she had been reduced to tears by the row and was left 'begging' to be allowed access to her own house, fearing it was being 'destroyed'.
Wheelchair-bound Ms St Paul, who must now leave the mansion and pay the Keanes 292,192 in rent arrears plus 70,000 towards legal fees, said outside court afterwards: 'I hate football.'
Mr Keane and his wife - who let their house after the former footballer secured coaching jobs in Middlesbrough and Ireland - became more and more at odds with Ms St Paul and Mr Lawrence - who was a drummer for sixties icon Donovan - after rent payments stopped in April 2020.