Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn said she has paid off a tax lien for over $1.7 million.
The tax lien, for $1,705,437, was filed in Elko County, Nev., against Vonn and her husband Thomas on April 2 for unpaid taxes from 2010, according to the Detroit News. The 27-year-old skier is in the process of divorcing her husband, a fellow skier. She has won four World Cup championships, and she won a gold medal in the downhill ski race in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Vonn said on her Facebook page Sunday that she has paid off the tax debt, and acknowledged that she had not been looking after her own finances. “I am disappointed with this situation,” she wrote. “I just recently became aware of the outstanding balance and I have done everything in my power to settle it immediately. The money owed was for the 2010 tax year, which was filed on time, and it has been paid in full. This is an important lesson for me. Not being in control of my finances and relying on someone else who you believed had your best interest at heart was a mistake and one I will not make twice.”
Vonn recently $608,000 in the prize money last month at the Alpine World Cup. She also earns endorsement money from companies like Procter & Gamble, Rolex, and Under Armour.
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