Highlights from the Jamie McCourt divorce papers
As you probably know by now, Jamie McCourt filed for divorce from Frank McCourt today. The Times has a copy of the divorce papers, and some of the things in it are pretty amazing:
Jamie McCourt says she enjoyed many perks as Dodgers owner and asks that they be reinstated, including the following:
Business dinners - 5 nights per week
Business lunches - 5 days per week
Flowers in her office
Hair and Makeup for Dodgers events
Petitioner [Jamie McCourt] shall have the exclusive use of the indoor swimming pool at [private residence] between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day.
She goes on to say:
"Frank began a systematic campaign designed to intimidate me and to drive me out of the Dodgers franchise, which culminated in his purporting to fire me on October 21, 2009. He did this knowing that I was planning to file for divorce upon the end of the Dodgers 2009 post-season. We had previously agreed that I would not file for divorce until after the Dodgers' 2009 post-season was over because I did not want our marital problems to be a distraction to what was hoped would be a victorious post-season for the Dodgers."
"Promptly upon purporting to fire me, Frank caused the locks at my office at Dodger Stadium to be changed before I was even given a chance to remove my personal belongings in the office."
"Income. Before Frank purported to terminate my employment with the Dodgers, my salary was $2,000,000/year. As of the summer of 2009, I understand Frank received in excess of $5 million to $6 million a year in salary and/or distributions."
"Travel. Frank and I travel frequently, both for personal and business reasons. Everything is always first class." .... "When we fly, we usually fly on private planes, typically a Gulfstream-IV, through Net Jets paid by the Dodgers." ... "We always stay in suites when available at the nicest of accommodations, such as The Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels. It is not uncommon for us to spend $1,000 or more per night at hotels." ... "It was not uncommon for the two of us to spend $400 on dinner when dining out together."
"Clothing and jewelry. I enjoy wearing designer clothes. I employ a stylist who selects and buys the finest clothes and shoes from designers such as Valentino, Michael Kors, Prada, Gucci, Armani and Manolo Blahnik. From time to time I buy fine jewelry."
Near the end of the 137-page document is "Exhibit B, Jamie McCourt's Living Expenses", which details her monthly expenses. Included in that (see above for a partial copy of the document):
Clothing and accessories: $32,912
Personal care: $11,634
A pretty impressive divorce filing both in its scope and extravagance.
-- Houston Mitchell