Details from Prince’s 2006 divorce case to be unsealed

Published 10:13 am Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — Some details in Prince’s 2006 divorce case will be made public.

The Star Tribune had sought to unseal documents in the pop megastar’s divorce proceedings with Manuela Testolini after Prince died of an accidental drug overdose in April. Prince married Testolini in 2001.

Hennepin County District Judge granted the newspaper’s request on Monday. Testolini’s attorney pushed not to make the documents public, arguing she could suffer harassment.

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Testolini and the special administrator managing Prince’s estate will have a month to fight the disclosure of certain documents in court. Otherwise all but confidential details surrounding the pair’s divorce will be unsealed.

Prince’s marriage to Testolini was his second.

Star Tribune attorney Leita Walker previously said Prince’s privacy died with him and that the court files are newsworthy, given Prince’s death and the case surrounding his estate, which has an estimated value of $300 million or more.