Hilly Kristal Ex Says He Hid $ From Her (Updated)
The relationship between Hilly and his ex was odd -- though divorced, they worked together at the club for years, and she allegedly signed it over to him when he was having rent trouble. She says Hilly was always "crying poverty" though, in the same year she supposedly ceded ownership, Hilly told the Times his t-shirt concession was making millions. (We suspect he told her that he was fronting on the Times for the good of the business.)
The Times frames the story with the punk legacy (guest appearances by Handsome Dick and Arturo Vega!) and suggests that the squabble somehow taints it, though anyone who had to get paid by Hilly knows that fighting over money is actually an integral part of the legacy.