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Witnesses testify in McCourt divorce trial about alleged affair and risk of purchasing Dodgers

September 27, 2010 | 10:59 am

Although most of the McCourt trial has dealt with marital property agreements and what Jamie McCourt did or did not undrstand she was signing, on Monday morning, one of the uglier aspects of the couple's bitter divorce arose at the trial.

Baseball consultant Corey Busch was asked why he sent an e-mail of support to Frank McCourt but not to Jamie after news of their divorce broke.

"Well, when the stories broke, there were stories of an alleged affair with her driver," Busch said. "I felt particularly sad for Mr. McCourt and his sons."

His statement won't affect this case -- which is about the validity of a marital property agreement -- but Jamie's attorney Dennis Wasser later called it "a low blow."

A trio of witnesses -- including Busch -- testified Monday morning that Jamie was sophisticated and knowledgeable about the risky venture of buying the Dodgers.  Busch said she made it clear she wanted no financial responsiblity for the purchase.

"She expressed her concern about the deal," said Busch, who was involved in drawing up a business plan for the Dodgers acquisition. "She wanted her property separate and protected."

But Busch said, under questioning by Wasser, that Jamie McCourt never suggested that Frank not buy the Dodgers.

-- Carla Hall at Superior Court

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