Donald Trump has cut off alimony payments to his ex-wife, Ivana, and will sue her for money damages for an ABC television interview with Barbara Walters that allegedly abrogated terms of their divorce agreement, it was announced.

Jay Goldberg, a lawyer for the real estate tycoon, said Tuesday that Trump would seek "appropriate relief" in court in the near future."He views his payment obligations to her as terminated," Goldberg said. "That applies to the $350,000-a-year alimony he is paying her in quarterly installments and a $50,000 annual housing allowance. He will not pay it."

Goldberg said his client would continue to pay child support for his two sons and daughter.