Jesse Williams' Ex-Wife Scores Partial Victory in Battle Over Legal Fees

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By TheBlast Staff on May 17, 2019 at 6:53 AM EDT

The ex-wife of "Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams was awarded some of the money she was after in their ongoing divorce battle but not as much as she was hoping for ... at least not yet.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the judge ruled on Friday that Aryn Drake-Lee was entitled to another $60,000 to for her attorney fees for trial preparation and attendance. She had been asking for $100k.

In addition, Drake-Lee was asking for another $100k for her forensic accountant to go through Williams' finances in preparation for the upcoming trial. Because there is some debate about exactly how many days of work will be required, the judge said the court will need "more detailed information" from Williams' side before a ruling on that could be made.

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As The Blast first reported, Jesse Williams and his ex were both in court last week, where the judge ruled in Drake-Lee's favor but had not yet decided on any amounts.

Jesse has been trying to get the judge to deny her requests, saying he has already paid her $270,000 for her legal bills since the start of the case.

The actor argued Aryn is capable of contributing more toward her own fees, pointing out he pays her $100k a month in support alone. He has accused her of using her support to buy artwork and not pay her lawyers.

During the upcoming trial, Drake-Lee is expected to argue for no reduction in the support the “Grey’s Anatomy” star pays her per month. He has been battling her to try and lower it down from the current $100,000 a month, saying it’s way too high.

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She also believes Williams owes her close to $1 million in retroactive support.

Jesse Williams currently pays her $100k a month in support ($50k for child and spousal). This number was based on his average monthly income of $521,000.

Drake-Lee and Williams currently have joint legal custody with a flexible physical custody plan to accommodate his “Grey’s Anatomy” shooting schedule.

She also wanted a consistent schedule, saying her ex doesn’t provide her with his “Grey’s” shooting schedule but wants him to turn it over weekly.

Jesse and Aryn married in 2012 and split in 2017. They share two kids from their marriage.

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