Sonja Morgan Rents Out Her Home In An Effort To Pay Off Her Debts

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 11:08am by Nancy

 

Sonja Morgan

Sonja Morgan, star of The Real Housewives of New York is doing a bit of down-sizing these days. In an effort to pay off her debts, the femme fatale was recently forced to rent out her Upper East Side townhouse  for $25,000 a month.

Sonja Morgan's Home

Sonja Morgan's Home

Ex-wife of John Morgan (J.P. Morgan heir), appeared in a recent RHONY episode where she talked about not being in a position to afford hot water and her 1990’s Mercedes was falling apart. Her financial struggles are glaringly apparent this season. She’s tried to sell her townhouse but it has sat on the market for years. The $25,000 a month rental income will help to pay the taxes on the property until it can be sold.

Sonja Morgan's Ex- hubby

Sonja Morgan, John Morgan (Her ex-hubby) and their daughter Quincy Morgan

Sonja has been in financial turmoil for quite some time since her divorce from the wealthy J.P. Morgan heir. She was sued by Hannibal Pictures, when she didn’t fulfill her end of an agreement to fund a movie that was suppose to star John Travolta. The production company won a $7 million judgement against her which ultimately forced her into filing bankruptcy in 2010.

Everyone loves Sonja Morgan on the RHONY because of her flirty fun personality. No wonder she holds the RHONY fan favorite title and was voted ‘favorite housewife of the entire franchise by Andy Cohen. We hope Sonja can get back on her feet soon.

 

 

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Nancy loves to multi-task as a writer, she’s an actress and online radio host. She received a B.S. in Mass Communications from LSU. She’s married and the proud mom of 2 German Shepherds.

  • cutie pie

    sonja was fun…she’s a bit too loopy for my taste now.

    • You can tell she’s falling apart (literally) and is drinking more. I feel bad for her. When you look at where she was to now, I can see why she’s drinking so much.

      • Dave

        Lady Morgan is a drunken floozy.

        • noarguingwithstupid

          Yes, she is a bit of a floozy (love that word!!) but I still enjoy her!

    • Pill popping drunken sluts are my favorite reality stars….only reason to watch reality tv in my opinion……

      • Dave

        Pill popping works for me too.

    • twifan2

      She still is, cutie pie. 🙂
      That’s so sad, what’s happening to her now. 🙁

  • WestCoastFeed

    Good for her for taking some charge of her finances.

    • Bryan

      its about time! and loose those interns and do things for yourself

  • Babson_Chick

    Good Morning to all of You!! Am glad to hear Sonja is doing something about her finances. Have you heard where she’s living??

    • WestCoastFeed

      I think in a nearby apartment.

      • Babson_Chick

        Tks!! That has to be expensive also. Thought her place looks nice.

  • Bryan

    Calling Dirty House Morgan a “Femme Fatale” is like saying Sandra Lee is a world class chef

    • Newchild

      Aunt Sandy is the best.chef.ever. Everything she uses is super fresh and everything from scratch LOL!!!!

      • Bryan

        and here is her culinary masterpiece, the Kwanzaa Cake..

        • WestCoastFeed

          That’s revolting!!

          • Bryan

            And it is because out of mobid curiosity I made one once for poker night

          • twifan2

            Were there any takers, Bryan?

          • Bryan

            yes they all tried it but removed the corn nuts

          • twifan2

            BUT did they come back for seconds?
            That’s my gauge for seeing if food is good. 😉

          • Bryan

            No, too many badly contrasting flavors,!

        • Sandra Lee is a joke!

          • Bryan

            That’s being kind LOL

          • i had no idea this was real…..

          • twifan2

            I noticed they cut off before she tastes it. :/

        • Newchild

          I watched that episode!!! That cake is the best gift Aunt Sandy has given us….

          • Bryan

            and this shit is no gift

          • We stick to the same, basic recipe but with a few twists; We sprinkle
            our cake with crushed, extra hot pork rinds, fill the center with grape
            jelly and substitute Kool 100’s in lieu of the candles…

          • Bryan

            Dirty House could serve that at one of her next lunches maybe that mutt of hers might lick that thing

        • Liver Pâté, apple sauce, pumpkin seeds, corn nuts, candles = all the rage this season…..

          • Bryan

            LOL!!! Tre chic!

      • LMAO!! Good one!

    • Poor thang can’t afford a housekeeper anymore but Sonja still has it, she’s sexy for her age. I feel bad for her 🙁

      • Bryan

        Sexy is that sad old prostitute way

    • Dave

      Bryan, you’re funny bro.

      • Bryan

        thank you!

  • WestCoastFeed

    I didn’t know that John Morgan was also a descendant of the Adams family. That’s quite a pedigree.

    • Hi West. Which Adam’s family?

      • WestCoastFeed

        The two presidents Adams family. With that daughter named Quincy Adams.

        • Oh wow! That’s some legacy. Sonja’s husband cheated and left her, correct?

          • WestCoastFeed

            I think that’s the story.

          • SMH!

          • rumor: cheated n left her dead broke…..child support is tied to earned income…not assets…held…..Sonya’s ex…..claims not to have an income…..other than the interest etc…. from what i heard….the ex could care less about the daughter?

          • WestCoastFeed

            What a rat!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            My sentiments also!!!! A pedigreed RAT!!!!!

          • twifan2

            NAWS!!! 🙂
            How’s all youses today?

            Yep! A rat! >(

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I fine!!! How’s youses doing????

          • twifan2

            Cold. But at least it’s not raining. 🙂
            How’s there?

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Overcast, windy, mild. same ole, same ole!!!!

          • twifan2

            🙁

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Sorry it’s still cold where you are. Spring must come eventually!!!

          • twifan2

            Waiting……

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Think summer!!!!

          • Dave

            He’s an old dirt bag to do that to his own child.

  • Dave

    I am torn between feeling sympathetic towards her money woes and thinking she deserved what happened for signing a contract for the Travolta movie that was so onerous. Doesn’t the woman have lawyers?

    • twifan2

      Maybe she was using Fakedra as her lawyer?

      • Dave

        That could be it because entering into a deal like that was stupid.

      • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

        Hey Twi, this is off topic but,
        Did you see the ROL article by nimrod Gina Bacchiochi that said that Tre was supposed to get 27 years. Of course it’s a typo. But does this woman EVER proofread her copy???? Don’t think so.
        Gina is the same Einstein that also said that the Giudices only had to pay the $7500.
        Oh My…..

        • twifan2

          LOL Yep! 😀
          Couldn’t stop laughing over it!
          BUT I do wish that Tre would be getting a 27 year sentence! 🙂

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Badah Bomp!

        • noarguingwithstupid

          I read it!!! I stopped after reading that though! Do they ever proof anything at ROL? It’s embarrasing!

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Soh Baaaaad!

          • twifan2

            The funnier part is that there are actually some posters that believe it! 😮

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            It is truly amazing the intelligence level of many of those posters. Must be at least to a 12 year old level by now.

          • twifan2

            Milania could teach them a thing or 2! ;D

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Oh…No she cuh-ent.

          • noarguingwithstupid

            They will be in for a big surprise if they actually believe it! ROL is just going downhill it seems every day.

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            And down the tubes.

          • ROL it is beyond embarrassing…. ROL fail to read comments, therefore, they have no clue of the number of daily mistakes on each and every article.

          • WestCoastFeed

            They are flooding the site with Housewives stories. There are two today just on New Jersey.

          • twifan2

            REALLY???? WoW!

        • omg ROL is going down hill fast…..something is up with ROL. They havent been paying their debts either….

    • On Dec. 17, 2013, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rita Miller signed off on the lien being extended until Jan. 13, 2015. The judge not only upheld the
      financial settlement, but gave Hannibal Pictures an additional year to
      enforce a lien on Morgan’s earnings and assets. Hannibal Pictures can proceed and collect the $8.5 million judgement from Morgan and force her to sell her house.

      • Dave

        I can’t figure out how a rich Sonja Morgan would enter into a bad agreement like that.

        • twifan2

          Sonja wasn’t rich when she entered it, Dave.

          • Dave

            I though she had some money from her divorce.

          • Sonja had to sign a prenup and was given a pittance in her divorce …..Sonja got the home in NYC, France, and half of a overly mortgage home in Colorado.

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I forgot all about the house in France. I think she is also trying to sell that too.

        • Sonja gambled in the film Fast Flash Bang Time which was supposed to star John Travolta. According to Sonja, it was Travolta’s unreasonable demands that caused the project to fall through.

          Hannibal argued that Morgan had agreed to fund the film but backed out, causing fraudulent conduct the judge agreed.

          Travolta was set to play a drug riddled
          FBI agent.

          Court of Appeals Court Records

          http://lynnnchicago101.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/sonja-morgan-appeal.pdf

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Drug addled FBI agent’s…is that news??

          • movie was 2008…fell apart 2008/2009

      • Sonja Morgan paid $9.1 million for the 4,500-square-foot house in 1998. After
        listing it for $9.25 million, she cut the price to $7.25 million.

        • Ian J. Gazes of Gazes LLC was appointed by the U.S. Trustee’s Office by U.S Bankruptcy Judge Shelley C. Chapman.
          Kevin J. Nash of Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP, represents Sonja,

    • Sonja is also accused of transferring millions of
      dollars to other bank accounts to hide assets and improperly accounting
      for expenses, which Hannibal cites as proof that she’s
      either “trying to confuse or avoid creditors” or that she’s “incapable
      of managing her financial affairs.”

  • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

    Oy!

    • twifan2

      Ahoy! 🙂

      • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

        …there Matey.
        (((Hugs)))

        • twifan2

          (((hugs <—one arm hugs, eating a sammich here. 🙂

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            I love it.
            You’re so funny!

          • twifan2

            🙂
            luvs you back! 😀

    • vey!

      • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

        DocTah!!!!

      • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

        Hey as an aside…
        Robert Rizzo (we call him Ratso Rizzo or…) the ex city manager of Bell, CA that took the city to the cleaners along with like 4 or 5 of his city biz cronies, got 33 months by the Fed’s and 12 years by the State.
        The Fed time to be served first and then the State and not on a concurrent basis.
        So what will/should Turdeeesah and her PigBoy lover get in their sentencing, ay.

        • I READ THAT…THEY R MAKING AN EXAMPLE OUT OF HIM….. but TERESA DOES NOT HAVE ANY STATE CHARGES…..sorry about caps….uggg

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Yeah she doesn’t. But PigBoy does when the DMV gets plead out (which he’ll probably do).

          • Aha…Joe is facing serious time for both the state and federal.

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Couldn’t happen to a more deserving AssWipe.

          • Joe Giudice has FED and State charges…..

          • Unfortunately!

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Whell, the buttfaced Ratso Rizzo filed a guilty plea. No need for a trial on his part.

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            They guy looks sorta Oooompah Loooompah-ish. He’s rather round.

        • Great News! I love when justice is served appropriately. If Tre gets prison time it better be 2 years. Joe is looking at 10 years. To bad we have to wait until July 8th to find out.

          • Tigerlily

            Isn’t it great when an actual liars’ pants catch on fire!

          • Tell it Sylvester!!

  • italiano bambino

    First she needs to fired those interns Save $$$$

    • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

      I didn’t think she was paying them anything.

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi Bam!!! 🙂
      But Bam, those interns ‘work’ for free for her.
      Sonja needs to be friends with Kim G! She’ll teach her some financial stuff. 🙂

    • interns work for free…..

  • WestCoastFeed

    OT–Tre Huggers are outraged by Tabatha Coffey’s critique of Teresa’s hair style. Did anyone see her on WWHL last night?

    • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

      Really…Tab’s gave Turdeesah the business, ay.
      Again, couldn’t happen to a more deserving individual. Go for it, Tab’s.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Did Tab say anything about Teresa’s forehead, or lack of??

        • WestCoastFeed

          I think the quote was something like, “80’s Italian hairstyle.”

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Hee Hee!!!

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            ;p

          • twifan2

            ROTFLMAO!! :’D
            Thank you, WCF! For that funny bit of hilarity

          • That sounds accurate to me. Tabatha hit the mark.

          • Tigerlily

            Is there a difference?
            Other than the chick on the left is dressed batter?

    • Ahahaha! Let me go dig up what she said.

    • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

      Oh My Gawd…I just looked up West and the DocTah’s info. Sheesh 24 thousand for West and 31 thousand votes for the DocTah.
      I am but an egg!

      • noarguingwithstupid

        But a fine, growing egg you are!!!!

        • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

          Yeah right! I’ve always been a bit cracked.
          But, I like it!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Sometimes a devil(ed) egg, but a fine, funny egg!!

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            (((((Big Ole Hug to YOU NAWS)))))

          • noarguingwithstupid

            And to you, my love (((((((hugs!!)))))))))) (Did I sound like YoYO???)

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            In my head, you did.

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I sorry. Here’s some brain bleach. I won’t do it again!

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Nope! I’m happy to hear that image in my head (mixed metaphors, ay).

            I’m gonna jump off here. I’ve got to start doing some re-arranging in my garage. Time for the dust mask, and all. Cough-sputter-hew-Cough!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I really mean it, and I think that YoYo just says it.

          • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

            Nah, you said it. That put a whole different kind of spin on it. And I appreciates it from YOU.
            Later, Girl. Muahhh!

      • Tigerlily

        But you’re a good egg!

  • Norrth

    This may sound foolish, but I don’t understand why her uber rich ex hasn’t helped her. They share a child together. I can see not bailing her out repeatedly, but as far as I know, this has been her only huge financial error. That home would eventually go tot heir child, I can only guess. It seems harsh to let her suffer that way. Does anyone know if their marriage ended on bad terms? I thought he left her.

    • Ended on very bad terms…..he regards her as less than a whore on Saturday night….
      He would spite himself to hurt her in my opinion….

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Ouch!!

        • twifan2

          That has so got to hurt their daughter!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I get the feeling he wouldn’t care!!

      • Oh Snap! Now that’s low. And he’s the one that cheated. Wow!

        • Marsbars09

          Hi Doc! Please ready your e-mail now!

        • Tigerlily

          I know most ‘old money’ type rich people are rich because they tend to be… shall we say frugal, but I find it hard to believe that this so-called MAN is okay with allowing his child to live in a home with no hot water. Now that I can’t understand.

          • “so-called MAN” are the operative words here. Seems like Lord Morgan doesn’t give a damn about Sonja or his child. SMH!!

            Hi T-Lily!! How is your day going?

          • Tigerlily

            ITA Doc. He’s an extremely scummy POS if he doesn’t take into consideration his own daughter.
            I’m good Honey. Just waiting on Friday! What’s new with you Cashew?

          • Nothings shakin bacon! It’s a quiet evening on my end. I need to prepare for Easter.Do you have any plans?

          • Tigerlily

            Same here. My Honey and my son. I’m cooking. Honey Baked Spiral Ham. And all the fixins’ my son likes, smashed potatoes, grilled squash, zucchini, carrots and corn. Maybe a world famous Junior’s NY cheesecake for dessert.
            What are your plans Doc? Are you cooking?

          • Wow!!! Nothing on this level. Maybe I’ll make Cornish hens for the family with veggies and potatoes.

            Your spread sounds amazing. Enjoy it.

          • Tigerlily

            Thanks. We don’t all get together for an Holidays as often as I’d like, so I finally got one and decided to go big. lol
            Hope your holiday is wonderful. I know it will be as lovely as you!

      • Norrth

        Now that’s harsh. I have no use for men who can’t respect the mothers of their children – assuming there are no real issues between them.

  • SouthTampaLily

    I was hoping this article was that you could pay to move in with Sonja! I don’t watch #RHONY anymore but you know life with Sonja as your roommate would NEVER BE BORING. A Bravo spin-off, perhaps? Like celebrity wife swap – but each week a Bravo viewer moves in with Sonja … someone call Andy Cohen – I’m on a roll!

    • twifan2

      *backs away from SouthTampLily* 🙂
      Great idea there, SouthTampLily…*runs away* 😀
      j/k

      • SouthTampaLily

        I already have MY OWN TOASTER OVEN – I am SO READY to move in with Sonja … for a week.

    • LOL—Sounds like fun. I’m sure Sonja would down as long as their checks involved and she can charge you for room and board.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Doc! Please read your e-mail now!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Excellent idea. Followed by a week’s recovery at one of the country’s most elegant spas. Otherwise, no one would agree to take part.

    • Dani-K

      Love this idea!

  • Newchild

    The apt. looks nice in pics, but certainly not as good on TV. I can’t imagine anyone paying that kind of rent to her unless she put a whole lot of upgrades and cleaning into it! Plus living right next to a parking garage!

    • LOL–Everyone is clowning Sonja and her dirty apartment. Too funny!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Tonight on MDLNY Sonja will be giving Luis Ortiz a listing for something, Surely not this townhouse.

  • TartLemon

    I think I saw all of MDLNY. Didn’t see Sonja on there. Did I miss her? At least Sonja is trying to take her debts seriously by downsizing. I have to respect that. Not like the Giudices.

    • WestCoastFeed

      I didn’t see her either and I was watching for her. She tweeted toward the end of the show about watching it. Maybe she’ll make an appearance next week,

  • Babson_Chick

    Read elsewhere that she was not renting out house but was planning to sell her house in St. Tropez. Didn’t know she had one there??

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