She's the wife of Hulk star Lou Ferrigno who was revealed last week to have leveled a series of disturbing allegations at her Hollywood
She’s the wife of Hulk star Lou Ferrigno who was revealed last week to have leveled a series of disturbing allegations at her Hollywood star beau in petitions for divorce and a restraining order.
But while she must be angry after revealing Lou has a mistress, Carlotta Ferrigno looked relaxed and carefree as she stepped out for a day of shopping in Los Angeles.
Joined by a male companion who was driving the mom-of-three, the pair appeared unbothered as they were pictured together while running errands.
Dressed in an elegant white coat with multi-colored leggings and black ballet flats, Carlotta looked effortlessly chic during a visit to Marshalls.
Her blonde locks were worn down and had been styled to sit atop of her shoulders.
Carlotta’s hair caught the wind as she entered the department store, but settled into a natural neat look by the time she exited.
Carlotta Ferrigno spotted out shopping after her bombshell divorce filing
The mum-of-three appeared relaxed as she headed into Marshalls
Wearing a burgundy top, she was also seen donning a gorgeous necklace
Ferrigno, 71, claimed in court that Carla has ‘advanced dementia’ and accused their own daughter, 42-year-old Shanna of ‘elder abuse’
Pictures show the friends arriving at the shopping complex together before disappearing into the store.
They were photographed leaving together in the same vehicle before continuing their day.
DailyMail.com first revealed how Carla had filed for filed for divorce, accusing her Hollywood husband of flaunting a mistress, and trapping her in an abusive and controlling marriage after she was diagnosed with dementia.
Carla said her husband of 43 years had covertly cut off her access to their joint finances, and of kept her physically isolated to prevent her from divorcing him.
In a signed declaration, she also alleged that Ferrigno had a brazen affair with a mistress named Lisa, ‘with whom he spends most of his time, traveling to his various appearances and flaunting in my face even when he is home.’
‘While his infidelity may not be abuse, when I get upset with him about her being around, he physically intimidates me, by getting into my face and using his much larger size—he will remind everyone that he is the Hulk—compared to my slight stature, to scare and control me into submission,’ she said.
Ferrigno’s attorney Vatche Zetjian responded in a statement to DailyMail.com, saying: ‘Lou’s priority remains his wife’s welfare. All of the Restraining Orders recently mentioned in the press have been suspended upon mutual agreement of the parties.
‘Lou and Carla, through counsel, have agreed to mediate and Lou’s hope remains that they reach an amicable resolution. Lou requests privacy for all his family members at this time.’
Carla confirmed in the filings that she has been diagnosed with dementia but both her doctor and attorney said she consistently expressed her desire for a divorce for years, and had the capacity to understand that decision.
Carlotta and a male friend appeared to be running errands
A snapper captured the moment the pair exited the store together
The pair appeared unbothered as they were pictured together
Carlotta appeared relaxed as she and her companion picked up some items
‘Lou decided to hatch what can only be described as a Machiavellian scheme to try to trap Carla in the marriage so that he can hold on to all the assets Carla and Lou accumulated throughout their 43 year marriage,’ Carla’s attorneys wrote in a filing.
Those assets include the $2.9 million mansion the couple purchased in 2019 in Arroyo Grande, California.
Text messages between Lou and Shanna, including in the filings, purport to show Lou lamenting that Carla wanted to divorce him over a year ago.
In multiple messages, Lou shares his concern that a divorce would mean the loss of their mansion, writing: ‘She can take my house away’ and ‘she wants to take away my beautiful home.’
According to the court filings reviewed by DailyMail.com, Carla met with her attorneys Gary Hunt and Alex Newsum on September 8 to seek a divorce.
‘Without divulging any attorney-client communications, I can state that Carla expressed a clear desire to divorce her husband, Lou Ferrigno, and to hire our office to pursue that action,’ Newsum said in a signed declaration.
The wife of the ‘The Incredible Hulk’ star Lou Ferrigno filed for divorce, accusing him of flaunting a mistress, and trapping her in an abusive and controlling marriage
Newsum said he followed up with a phone call with Carla’s neurologist of the past three years, Dr. Robert Price, to consult on her mental state.
According to Newsum, and verified in a signed letter from Price, the doctor stated his belief that Carla had the capacity to understand and express her desires regarding a divorce, and pursue the necessary legal action.
On September 14, Carla’s lawyers filed a petition for divorce, and a request for a restraining order, which included declaration describing the alleged abuse and a supporting statement from hired caregiver Kari Shaw.
‘Through recent filings and statements through his attorneys, Lou has made it known that I have been diagnosed with dementia, but what he leaves out is that his own frustration with that fact and my aging in a way that prevents me from keeping up with him, has led to him being abusive of me in many ways,’ she said in the declaration.
‘I do not deny that I am not in the same condition as I was when I was younger, but I know what is going on around me, how Lou treats me, and that he is trying to ensure that I am treated as completely incompetent so that he can use our estate and leave me to die,’ she continued.
Ferrigno is seen with wife Carla and their children Lou Jr and Shanna in 2020.
Ferrigno was a bodybuilding rival of Arnold Schwarzenegger before becoming an actor best known for The Incredible Hulk
Carla’s attorneys alleged that Ferrigno is keeping her ‘trapped’ in their marriage because he fears losing the $2.9 million mansion they bought in 2019
It comes after Ferrigno, 71, accused their own daughter, 42-year-old Shanna (above) of ‘elder abuse’ for attempting to drive Carla to the bank to withdraw $500,000
Lou and Carla Ferrigno are pictured in 1985 in Los Angeles. They married in 1980
‘I know that I want a divorce and that Lou is trying to stop that by isolating me from other family members,’ said Carla.
Carla also appeared to address Lou’s prior claims that her daughter, Shanna, attempted to trick her into withdrawing $500,000 from his bank account — though the filing does not explicitly say she is describing the same incident.
In a restraining order request, Lou claimed Shanna, a fitness trainer, and her aunt, Carla’s sister Pam Voge, were attempting to siphon Carla’s assets, and accused them of ‘financially exploiting’ Carla.
Carla said in her declaration: ‘I believed that I had access to some joint accounts and credit cards, but recently went to the bank to access this, and Lou had used estate planning documents to limit my access and he was notified at my attempt, came to the bank and made sure that I was not able to access our money, in any way.’
The declaration makes disturbing allegations that Lou severely restricts Carla’s movements within the mansion by locking interior doors, restricting her to her bedroom and the kitchen.
She alleges that he has failed to make the home safer for her declining mental condition by installing traction on the stairs, or a fence around the pool.
She claims that her bed smells like dog urine, because her 17-year old dog had difficulty going down stairs to get outside, and that Lou refuses to steam clean the carpet.