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Hall Wants Divorce From Mick Jagger

January 15, 1999

LONDON (AP) _ Mick Jagger once lamented that he ``can’t get no satisfaction″ but Jerry Hall’s decision Friday to file divorce papers against him apparently centered on the fact that the Rolling Stones star has been getting way too much.

In what could be the most expensive divorce in British history, Ms. Hall’s lawyers announced Friday that she has initiated proceedings to end their tumultuous eight-year marriage.

The Texas-born model has put up with years of Jagger’s well-publicized infidelities but apparently considered the latest reports that he had impregnated a Brazilian model too much to bear.

Nobody really knows: She wasn’t talking.

The law firm Mishcon de Reya said it had filed divorce papers on her behalf.

``There is no further comment at this stage,″ said Mishcon de Reya, which also represented Princess Diana in her divorce from Prince Charles.

The firm won a $28 million judgment for Diana in 1996, but newspaper speculation said Ms. Hall, 42, would seek at least $49.5 million.

``Princess Diana’s divorce was the most expensive recorded divorce in Britain,″ divorce lawyer Mark Stephens of London-based Stephens Innocent said Friday. He said some private settlements have probably exceeded that figure, but were likely not above the amount Ms. Hall is said to be seeking.

Ms. Hall and Jagger have lived together since the late 1970s and married in 1990. They have four children _ Elizabeth, 14, James, 13, Georgia May, 6, and 1-year-old Gabriel.

A spokeswoman at the Rolling Stones’ London office, who declined to give her name, said Jagger had no immediate comment on the legal action.

Ms. Hall has previously threatened to divorce Jagger, 55, over a number of well-publicized indiscretions _ the latest involving a Brazilian model, Luciana Gimenez Morad, who claims she is pregnant with his child.

The couple first separated in 1992 after the Rolling Stones frontman was linked to Italian model Carla Bruni.

``I suppose we will divorce,″ Ms. Hall was quoted as saying. ``It’s very heartbreaking.″ Months later, however, she and Jagger flew off for a vacation together and she soon publicly forgave him.

More trouble brewed two years ago after Jagger was linked to a string of women, including actress Uma Thurman and model Nicole Kruk.

Ms. Hall consulted Mishcon de Reya, but never filed divorce papers. Jagger wooed her with flowers, love notes and presents and, a year later, their son Gabriel was born.

Ms. Hall recently explained that staying jealous is the secret of keeping a marriage alive, adding, ``I don’t remember anything bad for very long.″

Jagger was divorced from his first wife, Bianca, in 1979.

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