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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.

'In essence, it's the following: This is an extension of the Marvin case to homosexual relationships.' Mrs. When you have a suit you have to list the name of all the titleholders.' The suit contends that Miss Barnett went to work for Billie Jean King as a secretary, confidant, companion, cook, cleaningperson, and 'all other things necessary so that King's energy could be totally directed toward playing tennis.' The action also claims the two became lovers after they had been dating for six months in 1972.King's husband was named in the suit 'for one reason only,' Ladin said. 'Sexual intimacy between (Barnett) and King commenced approximately six months after their first date,' the brief states. King said Miss Barnett worked as her secretary in the early to mid 1970s but the job was 'phased out,' when Mrs.'There is a parcel of real property that was alleged to have been purchased for my client. King decided to cut back on business activities and concentrate on tennis.Miss Barnett claims that in return for her services, Mrs.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.Judge Savitch, in a long, argumentative hearing with attorneys representing the two sides, referred to the now famous Marvin versus Marvin case, based on a landmark California Supreme Court decision permitting actor Lee Marvin's live-in companion, Michelle Triola Marvin, to sue him for support. King, contended the Marvin case was being considered by a federal appeals court and Judge Savitch should not make a decision based on that case until the Marvin appeal decision is in.Attorneys for the Kings did win the right to proceed with their attempt to evict Miss Barnett from the Malibu beach house where she has lived for seven years and said a hearing would be scheduled on their eviction attempt. King at first denied and then admitted her lesbian relationship with her former secretary. King had promised to support her for the rest of her life. King admitted the romantic relationship, calling it 'a mistake,' in an emotional news conference after the suit was filed.The suit asked for lifetime support for Miss Barnett and title to the beachfront home, both of which Miss Barnett claims Mrs. She denied ever promising Miss Barnett financial support or a home.

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