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Legal File: Kinison’s Ex Wants Her Alimony

By Beth Kleid
Originally printed in The Los Angeles Times
Friday, February 16, 1990

Comedian Sam Kinison’s ex-wife is still waiting for the minister-turned-comic to make a $50,000 alimony payment, prompting a contempt-of-court claim, her attorney Marvin Mitchelson said. Mitchelson said on Wednesday that the comedian was scheduled to pay Terry Kinison $50,000, covering his alimony obligation for 1990, by Jan. 5. Mitchelson said he planned to ask a Superior Court judge to require Kinison to pay $10,000 in fines at a hearing scheduled for March 9.