Noella filed for legal separation from James after RadarOnline.com revealed he had multiple tax liens filed against him for owing a total of $5.8 million in back taxes. The IRS claimed he owed $1,878,438 for 2018 and $2,166,680 for 2019, while the State of California claimed he owed $1,851,225.04 for the same years.
Following reports of multiple tax liens filed against him, personal injury lawyer James and his wife Noella have filed for legal separation.
Noella Bergener filed for legal separation from James Bergener in August 2021, citing irreconcilable differences. Days later, it was revealed that the successful personal injury lawyer had multiple tax liens filed against him. James was accused of owing a total of $5.8 million in back taxes, with the IRS claiming he owed $1,878,438 for 2018 and $2,166,680 for 2019. The State of California was also seeking $1,851,225.04 owed for the same period.
The news of James’ financial troubles came as a surprise to many, given his success in the legal industry. Noella’s legal separation filing did not address the tax liens specifically, but it is likely that they played a role in the couple’s decision to split up. It is unclear how the couple’s assets will be divided in the separation.
The tax liens are not the only legal troubles James has faced in recent years. In 2019, he was accused of sexual harassment by an employee. The employee claimed that James had made inappropriate comments and gestures to her, and had retaliated against her when she complained. James denied the allegations and reached a settlement with the employee.
Despite these challenges, James remains a prominent figure in the legal industry. His website boasts of his success in securing large settlements for his clients, and he continues to advertise his services on social media. It remains to be seen how his legal and financial troubles will affect his career in the long run.