LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Country singer Wynonna Judd has sued her former stepfather over an unpaid mortgage dating to 1994, but his lawyer says the money was a gift, not a loan.
The Courier-Journal says Judd filed suit this week in Jefferson County Circuit Court in Louisville against Michael Ciminella, ex-husband of Judd's mother, Naomi Judd, and father of actor Ashley Judd.
Judd's lawsuit contends that Ciminella defaulted on a mortgage on property in the Old Louisville neighborhood where Ciminella lives. Records filed with the lawsuit show that Judd's representatives wrote to Ciminella in September demanding principal and interest of $242,051.
Ciminella's lawyer, Jeffrey Thompson, said the money was not a loan but a gift and that Judd had never asked that it be repaid until now. He declined to discuss further details.
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