MESSY TRIALS

Countess to Mogul: I Gave Biz Advice

It’s been a while since New York had a good ol’ splashy knockdown, drag out divorce trial. The Countess Divorce, as the Post dubs it, is heating up: Marie Douglas-David, the 36-year-old Swedish countess suing her moneybags mogul husband for $100 million, now claims she played an integral role in his business deals. In Day 4 of the trial, her lawyer stated the countess was involved in “discussions with him on a sophisticated level” regarding mergers and acquisitions. Her 66-year-old husband’s response? She was a “sounding board,” but her advice was negligible—or at least worth the $38 million he already offered.