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Billie Jean King's former secretary, who says she and the tennis star were lovers for several years, has filed a homosexual palimony suit seeking lifetime support and ownership of a Malibu beach house.Marilyn Barnett, 33, said she quit her job as a hairdresser to become the Mrs. Joel Ladin, the attorney for Miss Barnett, who is now a paraplegic as a result of a fall, said the suit, filed Tuesday, was an extension of the landmark Lee Marvin palimony ruling to homosexual relationships.Miss Barnett asked for temporary and permanent injunction to prevent Mrs.King and her husband, Larry, from selling the Malibu property.Reached in Orlando, Fla., where she was on a tennis tour, Mrs.King issued a statement through her press agent terming Miss Barnett's allegations 'untrue and unfounded.' 'I am completely shocked and disappointed by the actions Ms. Laden said he had no idea when the suit would be brought to trial.'It's a civil suit and civil suits here are taking three to four years and I think it may depend upon whether the court allows us to be heard, or we have to appeal. Ladin said the suit grew out of the so-called 1977 Marvin ruling by the California Supreme Court.
King orally promised to give her a Malibu beach house and to 'provide for all of her financial support and needs for the rest of her life in the same style and manner commensurate with the life of King.' Only one other homosexual Marvin-type suit has been filed in California, and that action was dropped when the couple reconciled.Billie Jean King's former lover, Marilyn Barnett, lost a bid Wednesday to remain in a Malibu beach house she says the tennis star promised her during their love affair -- but another hearing is needed before she can be evicted.Superior Court Judge Leon Savitch denied Miss Barnett's request for an injunction that would have kept Mrs.King and her husband, sports promoter Larry King, from evicting the tennis star's former lover from the house.