Adam Parore aims at bankrupting Sally Ridge
A business owned by former cricketer Adam Parore has applied to bankrupt his ex-partner, Auckland socialite Sally Ridge.
Parore's company Small Business Accounting NZ (SBA) has applied to the High Court in Auckland to bankrupt Ridge, who owes Parore more than $100,000 following a lengthy court battle.
Ridge's lawyer Daniel Grove said today's bankruptcy hearing was adjourned until October 13 but would not comment further.
Neither Ridge nor Parore would talk about their latest battle.
In April, Ridge was ordered to pay Parore more than $100,000 in costs following her failed four-year court bid to gain half of his business following their breakup.
Last month Ridge was also ordered to pay a further $6000 in court costs.
The dispute over SBA - the company the former Black Caps wicketkeeper has run since 2008 - reached the High Court in Auckland in September last year, but Justice Murray Gilbert said "Ms Ridge's claim fails at the first hurdle".
When Ridge disputed the decision, Justice Gilbert repeated his view that Ridge's case was "hopeless", "lacked merit" and was "always doomed to fail", saying it was clear SBA was owned by Parore and therefore Ridge was not entitled to it.
Ridge then attempted to have the $5880 cost of the civil hearing waived because she could not afford to pay it.
However, Parore's lawyers pointed out - rightly according to Justice John Wild - that no evidence was provided to the court that Ridge was broke.
The relationship between Ridge and Parore soured in 2010 and the pair split.