Moore demands Kutcher's support

Last updated 09:56 08/03/2013
FRIENDLY BUT NOT GETTING BACK TOGETHER: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore won’t go back to what they were, an insider says.
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GONE SEPARATE WAYS: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.

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Demi Moore is demanding spousal support from Ashton Kutcher in newly filed divorce documents.

The 50-year-old actress has lodged her first formal response to Kutcher's divorce petition.

Documents obtained by TMZ suggest Moore is also asking that her ex pay her attorney's fees.

The actress cites the date of separation as November 17, 2011.

The date is critical as Kutcher was famously accused of cheating on Moore with a then 22-year-old girl named Sara Leal a month prior. Leal publicly said Kutcher told her he was separated at the time but that claim is contradicted by the actress' filing.

Moore cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the marital split.

Moore and Kutcher announced they were parting ways after six years of marriage in November 2011, with Kutcher petitioning for divorce in December last year.

Her filings come amid reports settlement talks have become strained between the pair.

Moore and Kutcher are said to be battling through negotiating the terms of their settlement but if an agreement is not made the case could head to trial.

Earlier reports suggested Ashton has been reluctant to offer a payout to Moore.

Kutcher is currently the highest-paid actor in television, reportedly earning an impressive US$24 million (NZ$28.85m)  for his role in US show Two and a Half Men last year. The 35-year-old has also invested in a series of technology ventures.

"Ashton made a lot of money after marrying Demi - a lot more than she made - but despite him becoming just as famous through her, he believes he doesn't owe her that much," a source told New York Post. "She has had enough.

"It's hoped lawyers for both sides can reach a settlement this spring, otherwise the divorce will go into litigation and trial," the insider continued.

Both parties are represented by high-profile attorneys.

Kutcher has hired celebrity lawyer Laura Wasser, who has worked with stars including Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie.

Moore is represented by William Beslow, whose celebrity client list includes model Linda Evangelista.

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