Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has finally settled a bitter legal battle with former partner Toni Layton. Navratilova reportedly paid Layton $3 million in a confidential settlement after her former lover sued her for “emotional, mental and physical trauma” when their eight-year relationship fell apart in 2008.
Martina Navratilova and Toni Layton have been fighting it out in court since the tennis star allegedly dumped Layton and changed the locks on their Florida home. Layton had allegedly threatened to reveal nasty secrets about Navratilova if she didn’t get monetary support from her ex.
“There are a lot of skeletons in Martina’s closet. It is more like a storage facility full of them, and I know them all,” Layton said after her breakup with the tennis star. Layton left husband Jeffrey Lambert to hook up with Navratilova.
Following the settlement, Layton’s lawyer said in a press statement that all of the “disputes between the parties have been resolved. The terms of the settlement are confidential.”
Navratilova previously paid off former partner Judy Nelson with multi-million dollar settlement after they broke up in 1991. Navratilova is now dating former Miss Universe contestant Julia Lemigova.