Woman Sues 'Sugar Daddy' For $1.5 Million After Breakup

| by Sean Kelly
Daniela Zahradnikova and Henry BuhlDaniela Zahradnikova and Henry Buhl

A Czech woman sued her 86-year-old sugar daddy for $1.5 million after he broke up with her in favor of a new girlfriend.

Daniela Zahradnikova began dating 86-year-old retired Manhattan banker Henry Buhl in 2006.  The then-42-year-old moved into his SoHo loft, providing him with "wifely duties" that included cooking, cleaning and sex.

In exchange for her services, Buhl promised Zahradnikova financial support "for the rest of her life."

Now, with Buhl moving on to a new girlfriend, Zahradnikova is filing a $1.5 million lawsuit against her now-ex.

"I don’t want to have an old girlfriend living here while a new one moves in," Buhl told the New York Post about his decision to kick her out. "She’s waiting until we eject this Daniela.”

The two began dating, Zahradnikova said, when she was a waitress at the Mercer Hotel. She said she was attracted to his generosity.

"I looked up to him for his philanthropic deeds," she said of Buhl's donations to the Association of Community Employment.

Zahradnikova's attorney, Michael Barrows, claimed that Buhl did not stick to his end of their initial agreement when he gave her a month to leave his 8,000 square foot loft.

"She’s confused and terrified. She doesn't know why he did this," Barrows told the New York Daily News.

Buhl claimed that he had been attempting to break off the relationship for a few years.

"We’ve been asking her to leave for the last two or three years. She wanted to get a full time job because she wasn’t making enough to rent an apartment," he told the Daily News. "Now we have asked her to leave by the end of the month. So she filed a lawsuit. I’m disappointed."

The two are reportedly living on separate ends of the same unit.

Buhl, who denied ever having a partnership agreement with Zahradnikova, is reportedly known for his art collections, one of which he sold in 2012 for $12.5 million.

Sources: New York Post, New York Daily News / Photo credit: Patrick McMullan/New York Post

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