Jennifer Butler Murray, married for 11 years to actor Bill Murray, filed divorce papers on May 12 in Charleston County, South Carolina. She has raised allegations against the actor which include domestic violence, sexual addiction as well as marijuana and alcohol dependency issues.
Jennifer also indicates that there were frequent instances of abandonment, alleging he would often leave without telling her and would “travel overseas where he engaged in public and private altercations and sexual liaisons.”
Bill Murray’s attorney, John McDougall, wouldn’t comment on the allegations, but said:
The entertainer is deeply saddened by the breakup of his marriage. He and his wife made loving parents and they are committed to the best interests of their children.”
Murray rose to fame as part of the ensemble cast of Saturday Night Live. He is also known for his work in film, including Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Caddyshack. He is also part owner in several minor league baseball teams including the St. Paul Saints. He and his brothers also own a chain of restaurants called Murray Bros Caddy Shack in Florida.
The couple reportedly have a prenuptial agreement that was signed in 1997. Jennifer stands to gain a one time payment of $7 million within 60 days of a divorce decree, if the prenup is not contested. The couple have four children; Jackson, Caleb, Cooper and Lincoln.