Journey guitarist Neal Schon, who made headlines in September after running off with ex-Real Housewife Michaele Salahi, is on the receiving end of a lawsuit filed by a former girlfriend who claims she was “in a marriage-like relationship” with him and is owed a big payday.
Talk about being worlds apart.
Read the full complaint here
According to the suit filed in Marin Superior Court, Ava Fabian, who was Playboy’s Playmate of the month in August 1986, alleges she and the axeman were together from February 2010 to September 2011, and were not only engaged in mid-2010, but exchanged vows in Paris on July 6, 2011.
(A source previously told E! News their sojourn in the City of Light was a “commitment ceremony” and not recognized as official under U.S. law.)
Court papers obtained by E! News state the duo split two months later just as news broke that Schon had taken up with the erstwhile White House party crasher who abruptly left her husband, Tareq Salahi, who had told the world she’d been kidnapped and sought help looking for her.
In her complaint, the 49-year-old model-actress alleges she and the 57-year-old rocker accumulated joint property and income and the pair reached an oral agreement by which Schon would support her during the relationship and continue to provide additional support for “a period of time” in the event it ended.
For her part, Fabian asserts she “devoted her sole time and energy” to supervising Schon’s affairs, caring for the musician’s mother and children from previous unions, making their residence “presentable for parties and gatherings” and tending “to his every need to the detriment of her own career and livelihood.”
Consequently, the ex-Bunny claims Neal violated the terms of their deal when he began seeing the ex-Real Housewives of D.C. star and she’s seeking unspecified damages as well as “accrued interest for their express oral non-marital relationship agreement.”
Fabian’s also asking for a court order forcing Schon to account for the assets and earnings accumulated during their time together.
“Part of the reason for the lawsuit is so that we can determine what was accumulated during their relationship, but it’s our understanding there was significant property accumulated…because of his tours,” Fabian’s lawyer, Evan Sussman, told E!
The legal eagle also added that his client “devoted significant time and effort to his business and personal affairs.”
An attorney for the musician was unavailable for comment.