Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger in court over alimony as ex seeks $100,000 per month

Vancouver rockstarChad Kroeger is being challenged in court by his former girlfriend who is seeking alimony payments of around $100,000 per month.

Kroeger, the 38-year-old Nickelback frontman, was in a common-law relationship with Marianna Goriuk for almost seven years before they split up and she moved out in late 2009.

Since then, Kroeger, who says he earns around $9.7 million per year, has been paying Goriuk $10,000 a month in interim spousal support.

Goriuk, a 40-year-old horse trainer who earns around $12,000 per year, met Kroeger in January 2002 when his band performed in Edmonton.

Goriuk was working at a hair salon at the time but agreed to relocate to Vancouver several months later. The couple eventually moved into a home on a 20-acre property in Abbotsford.

Goriuk is seeking alimony payments of around $96,000 per month before taxes given the couple’s extravagant lifestyle, which included expensive food and wine, as well as travel by private jet, hired helicopter, and limousine.

In a May 19 ruling, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Anne MacKenzie determined Kroeger should pay Goriuk $25,000 per month after taxes until the legal matter is resolved.

Nickelback is a hugely popular Canadian rock act that formed in the mid 1990s and has sold tens of millions of albums.

The case between Kroeger and Goriuk goes to trial in August.

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Steve Newton
Yowza! $100 grand a month ain't too shabby! But does that include free Nickelback concerts?
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Taxpayers R Us
Gold digging at its finest...bet the woman has a Heather Mills shrine set up in her barn ;)
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Birdy
So if you let someone you're fucking live in your house for 12 continuous months, the government bestows upon them the legal right to steal your shit for the rest of your life..

Well I live in a house named Canada with a guy named Harper who's been fucking me for 5 years, when do I get my $100,000 a month?
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Erling
Chad Kroeger makes almost 10M a year? To hell with it -- I hope the world does end tomorrow.
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sassy
9.7 million a year. Hmmm he can afford to throw her a few bucks if he wants to but court ordered?? Us poor schmucks could get cleaned out if they let this happen...
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My 2Cents
if you make the decision to marry or live as husband and wife will all it encompasses (or wife wife /husband husband whatever you flavor is) you automatically accept this responsibility if the relationship terminates, so suck it up . its funny how so many agree to take the step BUT have a hard time being fair when it ends. Accept full responsibility or don't start something you wont end respectfully. and that's my 2 Cents, and willing to give one away if my marriage ends.
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@Sassy

They let this happen ALL the time. It's happened to me, I did nothing wrong whatsoever, the ex simply wanted a change.

The income of the ex doesn't make a difference either. She could make more than him and still be entitled to it.

BTW, if anyone's curious about who's responsible for things getting this way, look no further than the various women's groups constantly lobbying the bar associations and the government.
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Juan Luna Ibarrizto
Whaaaat? If a spouse ask for alimony it does not mean 50% of what the other spouse have. It means common sense monthly/annual expenses based on current prices. This has gone way beyond justice to become injustice to the spouse who is being sued. This is a warning to all, sign a prenup if you think you can not be like Sir Paul...
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Frankette
The way the laws are set up makes gold digging a rewarding enterprise and it's the new lottery for lawyers and enterprising women as we see with so many examples in the media.

Beyond the super-rich, the average Joe has an up-hill battle in the domestic courts which has been favouring women for many years. There are many cases where men have lost everything, including the kids and then been ordered court ordered alimony and child support leaving them with barely enought to survive. Some men have committed suicide because they felt so helpless.

I find it outrageous. I think we should march on the streets about this.
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Hitem up
lyrics "Hey ladies
When your man wants to get buckwild
Just go back and hit 'em up style
Put your hands on his cash
And spend it to the last dime"
Love it!
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Hagar
Taxpayers R Us, she's asking for a bit more than 10% of his income. Why do you think that's so unreasonable?

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Frankette
Let’s see, Goriuk made $12,000 per year when she met Kroeger and now she’s wanting $100,000 per year because she got used to an extravagant lifestyle. I won an all-expenses paid luxury trip to the Bahamas last month from a radio station, but then after the month of extravagant living, I had to go back to my regular mundane life and job as a hair stylist.

I think I will sue the radio station and ask for an all-inclusive luxury trip every month for the rest of my life because I got used to an extravagant lifestyle. If I win the lawsuit, this will set a precedent for others to sue and do the same. Why work for the finer things in life when you can go the courts for those willing to play the game to win a jackpot.
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Frankette
Did I just say $100,000 per year? No she wants ~$100,000 per MONTH! I guess little ol'me is having trouble conceiving of this amt of money.
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FromTheEast
Please. My2Cents says "suck it up". My thoughts precisely! SHE should suck it up. It's not like she stayed at home for years raising the children. I could see it if there was more at stake, but there isn't. Get on with it lady. Get to work. She had a life before Chad. 10 Gs a month (now 25) is pretty good work. So now she's entitled to four times that (or so she sees it)? For how long? It's nuts man. They were boyfriend and girlfriend. Dig on, McLady!
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kaur
When I look around I see lots of materialistic women who gravitate towards men who have money. I often have trouble seeing the compatibility in these relationships but the women are usually bossypants and have a sense of entitlement. This is just my own observation but I've often thought of it as financial exploitation.

According to VictimsInfo.ca (an online resource for victims & witnesses of crime in BC):

“Domestic Violence is any form of violent or abusive behaviour that happens during a relationship or after a relationship ends. It is not just limited to physical or sexual violence but exists on a continuum that can include intimidation, mental or emotional abuse, FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION, stalking and harassment.While it is more common that women experience domestic violence, it also happens to individuals in same-sex relationships and to male victims within heterosexual relationships where the dynamic of power and control is present.”

Well, there you have it folks, financial exploitation is part of Domestic Violence. This is something that Women’s Right's Activists/Feminists don’t want you to know or think about.

Don't tell them, but women don't have ownership of victimhood.
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kaur
As one of the commenters here gives us the lyrics of Blu Cantrell’s song ”˜Hit’em up style” we are shown that we have become so complacent with financial exploitation towards men that it’s flaunted in pop songs. If that’s not bad enough @Hitem up can’t help but add the arrogant plug, “love it”.

This is such a double standard. If there’s financial exploitation towards women, we are enraged and horrified. When it’s towards a man, “love it”
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prenup
Without a prenup I wouldnt let a woman even bring her toothbrush to my place.
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Dimefront
For having put up with Chad Kroeger for a year, she should be getting more than that - and a medal. Perhaps if the courts bleed him dry enough there won't be another Nickelback album. Everybody wins.
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@Hagar

Only a little more than 10%?

$100,000.00 per month.

What could this woman possibly have done to deserve even the $10,000 or $25,000 she's getting now?

Go ahead and try and justify that, I'd love to hear the argument.
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kaur
I fogot to provide the link for victimsinfo.ca. This site is endorsed by the Justice Education Society, and the Provincial and Federal gov't.

http://www.victimsinfo.ca/en/services/specific-crimes/violence-in-a-rela....
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