Divorcée refused $974M check

Many people never get to see a check for $975 million with their name on it, but one ex-wife says she is looking for more.

Sue Ann Arnall rejected the check her ex-husband Harold Hamm sent her Monday, according to his attorneys.

Harold agreed to pay the nearly $1 billion back in November, but he now says the deal is no longer fair because his wallet has been hit so hard by falling oil prices.

Harold Hamm's wife was also awarded $25 million in assets, two homes and a ranch. Hamm has filed an appeal in Oklahoma saying his personal fortune has taken a hit.

Hamm's oil business Continental Resources (CLR) was worth big bucks during the 26-year marriage because of rising oil prices but now, with oil at about $60 a barrel (it was over $100 at the beginning of last year), the company's value has taken a hit, along with his wealth, he says. Hamm is worth over $20 billion, according to Wealth-X, a wealth tracking company.

The couple was married for more than 20 years to before Sue filed for divorce in 2012. They have two children together and did not sign a prenuptial agreement.

Despite writing the check, Hamm will move forward with his appeal, his attorney Craig Box said.
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