Wow, taking sides on this one is difficult. Tempting, but difficult.
In the red-green corner is Dale Vince, "former hippy turned green energy tycoon". If we thought Branson was a poseur ... and of course for all his "green" credentials he's as tough as nails: the bottom line shows that others pay him handsomely for the privilege of going green. Hippy, my arse - that's a capitalist@work.
In the puce corner is Kathleen Wyatt, sometime fellow-traveller of Vince - new-age traveller, no less - and mother of his child. New age, my arse - she's suing for £1.9 million, three decades after the fact.
Heaven alone knows what is going on in all the different courts involved - Divorce Courts, Appeals Court, Supreme Court, High Court. For once, somone is going to make money out of Vince, though it may end up being just the lawyers involved.
One the one hand: 30 years - I mean, come on ... ! The implications are pretty far-reaching. On the other hand though: hmmm, Dale Vince ... (the Grauniad even manages to work up some positive sympathy for Wyatt).
Might there be a solution where both these unattractive protagonists lose? I think there might: divorce proceedings are like that.