He is going to settle!
This actor is in the middle of a battle with his actress wife.
While he is lining up depositions and witnesses and documentation, we are being told the following:
It is all for show.
He told [his counsel] that he will not go to trial.
He has already decided that he is going to settle.
So why prolong the agony?
Why doesn’t he simply settle today?
The more witnesses/documentation/ammunition [she] thinks he has against her, the more likely she is to settle for a lesser amount.
He knows that he is going to pay, but estimates that all this posturing and intimidation will cut the payout by AT LEAST $10 million.
He’s not going to give her one penny more than he has to.