An ex-pole dancer dubbed the ‘Black Widow’ has won her fight to prove she did not have her British husband killed.

Ganna Ziuzina was to have faced a civil trial at the High Court with the family of her late husband seeking to prove she was complicit in his murder to get her hands on his £1.5m fortune.

But MailOnline can reveal the family of Barry Pring have now abandoned their pursuit of the 39-year-old and dropped the court action against her.

Ganna Ziuzina was to have faced a civil trial at the High Court with the family of her late husband seeking to prove she was complicit in his murder to get her hands on his £1.5m fortune.

Ganna Ziuzina was to have faced a civil trial at the High Court with the family of her late husband seeking to prove she was complicit in his murder to get her hands on his £1.5m fortune.

But MailOnline can reveal the family of Barry Pring have now abandoned their pursuit of the 39-year-old (pictured) and dropped the court action against her

But MailOnline can reveal the family of Barry Pring have now abandoned their pursuit of the 39-year-old (pictured) and dropped the court action against her 

Ziuzina, who now goes by the name of Julianne Moore, will be exonerated of any involvement in the 2008 hit and run death of her husband on the outskirts of Kiev, Ukraine.

A short statement will be read out at the Chancery Division of the High Court on Monday in which Pring’s family now accept Moore played no part in her husband’s death.

A legal source told MailOnline: ‘The family have withdrawn their allegation that she was involved and have abandoned the case. Ms Moore will be absolved of any blame for her husband’s death. That is something she has said from the very start.’

It is thought the lack of evidence and decision by Ukrainian authorities in June to rule Pring’s death was not a crime led to the climbdown just days before Moore went into the witness box at the High Court.

She was due to be cross examined by the family’s QC Leslie Blohm in a trial expected to last a week.

Mr Pring's mother Irene and brother Shaughan both pictured. It is thought the lack of evidence and decision by Ukrainian authorities in June to rule Pring¿s death was not a crime led to the climbdown just days before Moore went into the witness box at the High Court

Mr Pring’s mother Irene and brother Shaughan both pictured. It is thought the lack of evidence and decision by Ukrainian authorities in June to rule Pring’s death was not a crime led to the climbdown just days before Moore went into the witness box at the High Court

The former stripper has yet to decide if she will travel from her home in Spain to attend the reading of an agreed statement that clears her name

The former stripper has yet to decide if she will travel from her home in Spain to attend the reading of an agreed statement that clears her name 

The former stripper has yet to decide if she will travel from her home in Spain to attend the reading of an agreed statement that clears her name.

Moore was dubbed the ‘Black Widow’ after a British coroner ruled her businessman husband had been unlawfully killed.

Pring, 47, was died instantly after he was hit by a VW Jetta car after a night out at a restaurant with his wife in the Ukranian capital.

He was run over while stood on the hard shoulder of a four-lane motorway and was said to be drunk having had a boozy meal with his wife to celebrate his first wedding anniversary.

Pring, who met his wife on a dating website, had been attempting to flag down a taxi to return home.

The car, which had earlier been stolen, never stopped and the driver not been traced despite an extensive police investigation.

Moore told police she was not with her husband when the accident occurred as she had returned to the restaurant to pick up a pair of gloves left behind.

Pring died without leaving a will and his mother Irene and brother Shaughan had claimed Moore had him killed to inherit his fortune.

His death was initially recorded by Ukrainian police as an accident but later classified as premeditated murder and suspicion fell on Moore with the Pring family and friends claiming the year old marriage was on the rocks.

Moore has always denied any involvement in her husband’s death.

At a 2017 inquest in Exeter she was accused by his family of being behind the hit and run.

Mr Pring, from Battersea, south-west London died without and children and with no will

Ganna Ziuzina ¿ now known as Julianne Moore ¿ was accused at an inquest in 2017 of being behind the hit-and-run killing of businessman Barry Pring, 47, on the outskirts of Kiev in 2008

Mr Pring (left, with Ms Ziuzina on their wedding day), from Battersea, south-west London died without and children and with no will. Ms Ziuzina (right) faced a High Court battle 

After being dubbed the ‘Black Widow’ she took legal action and a verdict that her husband was unlawfully killed was quashed at the High Court.

When the verdict was quashed at the High Court eight weeks after the inquest verdict Moore claimed costs and received £40,000 from the coroner’s office.

Her husband’s family were also ordered to pay her £25,000 .

The Pring family brought a High Court action to finally prove she played a part in the businessman’s death and stop her inheriting his fortune.

Had they been able to prove she was involved in his death they planned to use a ‘forfeiture rule’ that stops killers from getting victims cash.

In legal papers filed in September the family alleged Moore planned her husband’s death for financial gain.

‘It is the contention that the deceased was wilfully and deliberately killed, and that [Ziuzina] was complicit in the killing of the deceased, and intended that outcome, the family stated.

In legal papers filed in September the family alleged Moore planned her husband¿s death for financial gain

In legal papers filed in September the family alleged Moore planned her husband’s death for financial gain 

‘[Ziuzina] brought about the murder of the deceased with the assistance of a person or persons whose identity is presently unknown.’

They go on to accuse Ziuzina of marrying Mr Pring for his money and ’caused his death to rid herself of him and for her own financial benefit when it was likely that the marriage would otherwise have soon come to an end’.

They went on to accuse Ziuzina of marrying Mr Pring for his money and ’caused his death to rid herself of him and for her own financial benefit when it was likely that the marriage would otherwise have soon come to an end’.

In an earlier judgement by Chief Master Marsh he ruled that Mr Pring’s death was ‘highly controversial’ but added the family’s case was based ‘on inference’.

The judge said the family had no evidence that Moore had been in contact with the driver of the car that slammed into her husband.

A representative for the Pring family was unavailable for comment.



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