Mia Freedman

Mamamia founder embroiled in messy property ownership battle

PHOTO: Mia Freedman and husband Jason Lavigne in a legal battle over Sydney home

Media power couple Mia Freedman and her CEO husband face being kicked out of their $12million mansion amid a messy court fight over a leaky roof and a torn up contract.

Freedman, aka Mia Lavigne, and husband Jason Lavigne, have been embroiled in a legal stoush with the owner of the stately home in Sydney’s east where they live.

The couple, who founded the news site Mamamia together, moved into the iconic Bellevue Hill property Fintry five years ago.


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At the time, the Lavignes, who have three children, entered into a deed with the owner, the London-based Somna Lala Kumar. The agreement allowed the Lavignes to rent the dress circle property from Ms Kumar but gave them the option to buy it down the track.

But a recent dispute over the six-bedroom, four car garage home with infinity pool has become so contentious both the Lavignes and the owner are suing each other.