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Former ABBA star Anni Frid Reuss is embroiled in a bizarre legal fight to recoup 4.5million she gave to a Buddhist monk.
The singer, who enjoyed massive success with the supergroup in the Seventies and Eighties, paid the money to Polish born Marcus Bongart to help him build a temple in her native Sweden.
With help from donations, he has been building the 10million Yangtorp temple in a rural area 40 miles north of the city of Malmo for the past 12 years.
The grand Chinese style complex, which is described as a magnificent
oriental temple in the middle of beech woods, is built on a 40 acre
site. It comprises a temple, treatment and teaching rooms, a hotel,While the building remains
unfinished due to financial problems, Mr Bongart still welcomes guests
on seven day packages which include accommodation, food and Qigong
treatments and lessons for around 1,000 each.
Half built: The temple as it stands today. Mr Bongart claims that Anni Frid wants to bankrupt him and turn the location into a hotel
Frida also has a house in southern Sweden near the resort but spends most of her time in Switzerland with Mr Smith.
The couple secretly dated for several months before going public two years ago when Mr Smith, 54, who will become the fifth Viscount Hambleden on the death of his father Harry, accompanied the singer to the premiere of the Abba inspired movie Mamma Mia! in London.
The bizarre case of the Abba singer, the British aristocrat and the Polish born Shaolin monk has caused much amusement in Sweden ever since Frida filed a bankruptcy order against Mr Bongart with the District Court of Malmo last month.