Tamara, her ex and their battle over a 380,000 Lamborghini: He says it was a 38th birthday present… she claims it always belonged to herOmar Khyami claims the rare Aventador was given to him as a birthday giftVehicle was then allegedly sold on to a Turkish collector
Miss Ecclestone discovers transaction and launches custody battleJudge sides with her and agrees injunction to keep supercar in BritainA hearing later this year will decide who the Lamborghini belongs to
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Blocked: Omar Khyami leaves the 380,000 car in June 2012 when he and Tamara Ecclestone were a couple. His ex gained an injunction keeping it under lock and key in Britain today
Commenting on the complicated
sequence of events, Mr Justice Warren said that if the Lamborghini was
never a gift to Mr Khyami, then he never had title to it and could not
He added Mr Khyami had got the car
back in ‘extraordinary and unusual circumstances’ and said: ‘The
underlying dispute is about the ownership of the car. It is between the
complainant and the first defendant.
‘She is saying that it is hers and he
is saying that although she bought it, he was given it as a present
during the currency of their relationship.
‘Miss Ecclestone is entitled to see it sitting in a safe place which is not connected with any of the defendants.’
Within hours of the relationship
breaking down between Miss Ecclestone and Mr Khyami, it is believed she
began dividing their assets into ‘his and hers’ lots worth hundreds of
thousands of pounds.
First, she locked up her collection
of supercars, which they both drove – including the Lamborghini
Aventador and a Ferrari 599 worth 212,096 – in a private garage away
from the 4million Chelsea home the couple shared.
The model and television presenter
then arranged for two other cars and jewellery worth more than 145,000
to be delivered to Mr Khyami’s mother’s house in Mayfair, Central
The items included a yellow gold
Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet worth 26,250 and matching silver one costing
36,500. The cars included a 123,000 white Bentley with personalised
‘T48’ numberplates, a Christmas present from Mr Khyami, and a 76,000
black Range Rover Sport.
The injunction protecting the
safe-keeping of the Lamborghini remains in force until the dispute
between Miss Ecclestone, Mr Khyami, Elite and Ansol is resolved.
No date has been fixed for that hearing.