Forget “Susudio”. That’s just woo-woo.
Phil Collins’ ex-wife Orianne Cevey allegedly paid $30,000 to a black magic expert in an alleged attempt to gain control of the superstar, newly filed court documents reveal.
Franck Pala, Cevey’s former security chief, said under oath that Cevey planned to put “some substances” – a kind of “black magic” potion – in Collins wine.
According to documents seen by The Post, Cevey allegedly wired the money to a man
“Do you know anything about an attempt to poison Phil or give him unknown substances?” Collins attorney Jeffrey Fisher asked Pala in a statement.
Pala replied, “I understand that Mrs. Collins asked another employee of the house to do some magical things and pay for the services, and in return did some substances in white wine for Mr. Phil Collins… It is so , you believe black magic from Colombia, whatever you want to call it.”
Pala, who never discussed the situation with Cevey, said he heard about the alleged plans from Cevey’s former personal assistant
When asked what Cevey was trying to do by “putting that black magic on Phil,” Pala said, “Maybe she’s trying to empower herself over him.”
Whether Cevey ever received any substances from her Colombian contact is unclear. Fischer declined to comment. Cevey’s attorney could not be reached for comment.
Pala, who owns a security firm called Tactops USA, said he began protecting Cevey full-time in August 2020, adding that they had known each other for years. He charged between $40,000 and $50,000 a month for his team’s services.
However, he said he quit in late 2020 and Cevey said he couldn’t take her “craziness” any longer.
Collins, 71, is fighting in court with Cevey, 48, over the sale of the sprawling $40 million Miami home they shared. Cevey claims she was promised half the proceeds from the sale of the house, which Collins vehemently denies.
Although Pala’s affidavit was issued in April 2021, it was only released after it was filed by Cevey’s attorney in Miami Dade Court last month on an unrelated issue in this case.
In April, the singer’s legal team said Cevey committed “fraud in court” while attempting to extract proceeds from the home.
“There are literally dozens of other irreconcilable conflicts between us [Cevey’s] position in this case and her briefs, affidavit and other documents filed in her 2016 divorce from her ex-husband Charles [Mejati].”
Attorneys for Collins are currently awaiting whether a Florida judge will drop the case for failure to comply with court orders.
As reported by The Post, Cevey has also been accused of harming her young son with Mejati and he now lives with his father.