Kidnap hoaxer Sherri Papini cries in court as she faces off against ex-husband ... trends now
Kidnapping hoaxer Sherri Papini was back in a California court this week and she and her husband argued over finances as they look to finalize their divorce.
The 41-year-old made national headlines in 2016 after she faked her own kidnapping to be with her former lover as she claimed her then-husband, Keith Papini, 39, was abusive.
Keith filed for divorce in April 2022, days after Sherri pleaded guilty to the hoax. He sought full custody of the couple's two kids.
During this week's courtroom drama, Sherri looked solemn as she wiped tears from her eyes, as she and her ex sparred over finances, including insurance money paid for home repairs and a $3,200 Best Buy bill, racked up by Sherri, who reportedly went on a spending spree in August 2022.
Sherri also took the witness stand and invoked the Fifth Amendment when she was asked about her own finances.
Her appearances comes week after she skipped a court hearing and Keith alleged that her legal team refuses to speak to him.
Sherri Papini and her estranged husband Keith were in California court this week as they argued over finances as part of their divorce case
Keith – with whom she shares children Tyler, 11, and Violet, 9 – filed for divorce in April 2022 and is seeking to maintain sole custody after she officially completes her prison sentence at the end of September
Last month, Sherri skipped out at her first scheduled court hearing that was slated for October 10. Her estranged husband claims her legal team refuses to speak to him.
The couple, who were married for 13 years share two children, Tyler, 11 and Violet, 9.
In November 2016, Sherri vanished for 22 days as Keith agonized over her disappearance and pleaded for her safe return.
At the time, he said, 'I am going to do everything I can to find my wife.'
When Sherri finally surfaced on Thanksgiving Day, nearly 150 miles away from her home, she claimed that she was kidnapped and tortured by 'two Hispanic women.'
Keith reportedly believed his wife's story.
DailyMail.com revealed at the time, the mom-of-two had disappeared to be with ex-boyfriend James Reyes in Costa Mesa, California – later