Serge Vorobyov's ex-wife on his MOA stunt: "It's not right"
Serge Vorobyov's ex-wife, Olivia, is none too happy about what Serge is saying about her as he makes the local media rounds and talks about why he threw $1,000 in dollar bills on the Mall of America's rotunda last Friday.
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"It's slander -- it's really not right," Olivia told City Pages yesterday. "If I had the money I would definitely sue the guy."
After more than four years of marriage, Olivia said, she and Serge split last February. Their divorce is still being finalized.
Though she asked us not to delve into the details of their relationship, Olivia said she's especially upset about Serge's insinuations that she was an unsupportive wife and did him wrong when they separated. For instance, in a video blog posted to YouTube after last Friday's stunt, Serge says he's "going through a horrible divorce and she even took the cat and won't tell me where it is."
Serge printed "Serge The Car Hauler Loves Olivia" on each of the dollar bills he threw around at the MOA last Friday. But Olivia said his profession of love for her was disingenuous -- according to her and one of his longtime friends, Serge has been dating another woman who is actually pregnant with his child.
That longtime friend, Al, told us earlier this week that he'd been in touch with the woman Serge has been seeing. According to Al, the woman, referring to one of the dollar bills Serge threw on the MOA's rotunda, said, "I just wish I could use that to get child support."
Though she claims they haven't communicated with each other much since their marriage fell apart, Olivia said Serge asked her to come to the MOA last Friday. She declined. But as video of his went viral on YouTube, Serge got in touch again.
"He called me and said, 'Olivia, keep your mouth shut, don't say anything. I want to get some money out of this,'" Olivia said. "He's not really trying to get back with me. He's using me to try to get pity to get what he wants, which is money."
Indeed, on his Facebook page, Serge seems to be trying to milk his proverbial 15 minutes of fame for all he can:
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