Harvey Weinstein has managed to walk away victorious from his first major court battle of the new year.
Judge Michael Katz ruled that the disgraced mogul does not have to pay first wife Eve Chilton approximately $5 million in support for their three daughters: Lily, Emma and Ruth.
Lily is 22 and lives in Los Angeles, Emma is 19 and in college and 15-year-old Ruth is still in high school.
Eve initiated enforcement proceedings back in October asking that Weinstein hand over the money out of fear he would lose it in the coming months as he prepares to do legal battle with a number of his accusers.
The money 'included 'more than $1.4 million in basic child support payments; $500,000 for healthcare; $124,000 for statutory add-ons; $500,000 for college and college prep; and various other expenses, plus money still owed to Chilton from the recent sale of a Westport, Conn., property,' reports the New York Daily News.
First wives club: Harvey Weinstein, 65, began dating Eve Chilton when she was working as his assistant at Miramax in 1986 with the pair marrying a year later (couple above in 1999 at the Academy Awards)
Eve (left with Renee Zellweger in 2002, right with Weinstein in 2004) was a blueblood who spent her summers on Martha's Vineyard
Eve grew concerned about getting these payments when one of Harvey's lawyers allegedly called one of her lawyers to say that the mogul planned to stop providing child support for his ex.
She appeared in a Manhattan court back in December to submit her final motion for the latest hearing in the case, which her husband was excused from.
Her lawyers did not respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
Eve was working as an assistant for Weinstein at Miramax back in 1986 when she caught her boss' attention, and within a year the two were exchanging vows.
At that time there were no films with Oscar buzz or parties filled with A-list stars surrounding the couple, and Weinstein was far from the wealthy executive he would become one day.
Eve on the other hand was the well-off daughter of a prominent New England family who enjoyed summers on Martha's Vineyard, meaning that it was Weinstein who appeared to be marrying above his rank.
And for the next two decades, as the money started pouring in and the A-list stars piled on, Eve stood quietly by her husband's side while giving birth to their three daughters.
The couple's union came crashing down in 2004 however, and they soon went on their separate ways after agreeing to the terms of their divorce.
In Weinstein's case that was into the arms of the two-decades younger British-born designer Georgina Chapman, with whom he now has a daughter India, 7, and 4-year-old son Dashell.
In the case of Eve it was to towards a more peaceful existence in the suburbs, where she remarried Sal Martirano.
The couple quickly combined their families as well, with Eve's new husband having two sons from his previous relationship that were roughly the same age as her daughters.
Friends in high places: The couple had three daughters over the course of their 17-year marriage: Lilly (22), Emma (19) and Ruth (14)
Fresh start: Eve is now remarried to remarried Sal Martirano (above) and lives with her three daughters and his two sons in the suburbs of New York
Photos of the pair on Facebook show the mother-of-three beaming alongside her new beau.
That was not always the case during her time with Weinstein, with Eve usually seen trailing him on a red carpet or sitting silently beside her husband as he shook hands and schmoozed whenever he got the chance at events and openings.
And Eve was no fan of small talk or public spectacle, according