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Macca's meltdown: The inside story of the marriage that cost Sir Paul 24m
Daily Mail ^ | 14th August 2010 | Howard Sounes

Posted on 08/14/2010 9:11:10 PM PDT by tlb

Heather found a message on her answer machine: ‘It’s Paul ­McCartney here.’

Paul presented the Heather Mills Trust — which she hadn’t yet registered with the Charity Commission — with a cheque for £150,000.

At 14, she claimed in her ­autobiography, she’d run away from home. She’d started ­sleeping rough and mixing with drug addicts, rent boys and prostitutes.

Then she got a Saturday job with a jeweler, from whom she stole — resulting in a ­probationary sentence for theft. Next, Heather strayed into the fringes of the sex industry, ­finding employment at around the age of 16 as a waitress in a Soho hostess club.

Her ex-husband Alfie Karmal says: ‘It was difficult to believe anything she said, as I caught her out lying to me so often.’

Why did Paul invest such trust in a self-­publicising minor celebrity with a dubious past?

Mike Robbins thinks he knows the answer: sex.

He confused sex with love,’ says Mike. ‘He couldn’t tell the difference.’

Of course, any woman who ­married Paul was always going to have a near impossible task: living up to his first wife, Linda, whose image as the ultimate earth mother was only enhanced by her untimely death from breast ­cancer in 1998.

However, as we will see on ­Monday, when Linda first came into Paul’s life she was far removed from the maternal vegetarian campaigner who was to become almost as famous as her husband.

She was a single mother who made a living ­photographing rock stars who she then often slept with — one friend dubbed her a ‘groping groupie’.

And long before she met any of the Beatles, she decided she liked the look of the baby-faced one. From then on, Paul McCartney was her number one target.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beatles; divorce; mccartney; mills
Extracted from Fab: An Intimate Life Of Sir Paul McCartney by Howard Sounes, published by HarperCollins on August 25 at £20.

So he initially baited the trap with a large check and unsurprisingly caught someone interested in money. That changes the perspective of the story quite a bit.

1 posted on 08/14/2010 9:11:15 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb
Before McCartney's ridiculous dig at G.W. Bush at the White House concert:
    I would have had a bit of sympathy for him.

After McCartney's ridiculous dig at G.W. Bush at the White House concert:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!

2 posted on 08/14/2010 9:14:35 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: tlb

Paul knew she needed a leg-up.


3 posted on 08/14/2010 9:20:40 PM PDT by PhiloBedo
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To: tlb

Two repugnant people making each other’s lives miserable. There is some justice in this world.


4 posted on 08/14/2010 9:33:11 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: tlb

I have very little respect for Paul McCartney or the Beatles.
They where pop stars in the 60s. I never liked their music, and could never understand what was so great about them.
I tried, but except for “Jude” I don’t see anything very memorable.
Their art is devoid of values, it’s only feelie stuff to me!
Go ahead and flame, I got my fire proof flame suit on!


5 posted on 08/14/2010 9:38:45 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: tlb; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson
At 14, she claimed in her ­autobiography, she’d run away from home. She’d started ­sleeping rough and mixing with drug addicts, rent boys and prostitutes.
Then she got a Saturday job with a jeweler, from whom she stole — resulting in a ­probationary sentence for theft. Next, Heather strayed into the fringes of the sex industry, ­finding employment at around the age of 16 as a waitress in a Soho hostess club.

I heard she was a member of ...






















... wait for it ...

























SHIN FEIGN.
6 posted on 08/14/2010 9:50:55 PM PDT by martin_fierro (This story doesn't have legs)
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To: PhiloBedo

I don’t get what Paul ever saw in her. It really has me stumped.


7 posted on 08/14/2010 9:55:08 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: tlb
24 million anything seems like he got out of it pretty good.

I thought he was worth near a billion.

8 posted on 08/14/2010 9:55:18 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'd rather take my chances with someone misusing freedom than someone misusing power.)
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To: martin_fierro
I'll have to make a visit to the ER to have that one extracted from my psyche.

You bastard.

:-)

Cheers!

9 posted on 08/14/2010 9:56:04 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I don’t know what he saw in her, but a girl with her background and training can be very enticing to a man.

The 14 year old runaway, drug world, music groupie world produces many used up discarded burnouts, but it also produces skilled courtesans.


10 posted on 08/14/2010 10:03:59 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: reagan_fanatic

Roflol


11 posted on 08/14/2010 10:08:05 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: tlb
Now, however, he told himself that Linda wouldn’t mind about his feelings for Heather. He convinced himself that his dead wife was sending him messages via the wildlife on their Sussex farm.

This reminds me of the scene in The Man With Two Brains, where Steve Martin asks his deceased wife if he should marry the golddigger Katherine Turner.

12 posted on 08/14/2010 10:16:44 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball

Can she read ?


13 posted on 08/14/2010 10:21:49 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: tlb
When Paul’s tour moved on to Hamburg in Germany, he introduced Heather to his old friends Horst Fascher and Astrid Kirchherr, whom he had met there when touring in the early Sixties. Astrid didn’t warm to her.

If I'm not mistaken, Astrid Kirchherr was the fiancee of Stuart Sutcliffe, John Lennon's school friend and one of the founders of the Beatles, who walked away from the band and died of a brain aneurysm before the Beatles became famous. Sutcliffe is one of the people on the cover of the Sgt. Pepper's album. And Paul is still friends with his old band-mate's fiancee. Interesting to know.
14 posted on 08/15/2010 12:43:57 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: martin_fierro
[Execrable joke snipped.]

That was tasteless, crude, and utterly lacking in redeeming value.

I wish I'd thought of it.

15 posted on 08/15/2010 7:40:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: tlb; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
And in the two years since the divorce, she has employed a ­succession of public relations ­consultants, who have found ­themselves hard-pressed to improve her image.

She should have put her best foot forward.


16 posted on 08/15/2010 7:43:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Yossarian

Exactly !!!!

Once ole Sir Paul opened his disrespectful mouth at the White House, whatever respect or sympathy I might have had for him vanished.


17 posted on 08/15/2010 7:47:21 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: tlb

Heather’s case against Paul should have had no legs...


18 posted on 08/15/2010 7:48:09 AM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: tlb; Slings and Arrows

Seems McCartney’s original assessment of her was about a foot off.


19 posted on 08/15/2010 7:52:20 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: ansel12
"The 14 year old runaway, drug world, music groupie world produces many used up discarded burnouts, but it also produces skilled courtesans."

One should refrain from marrying skanks.

20 posted on 08/15/2010 8:06:31 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: tlb
Of course, any woman who ­married Paul was always going to have a near impossible task: living up to his first wife, Linda, whose image as the ultimate earth mother was only enhanced by her untimely death from breast ­cancer in 1998.

Paul was with Jane Asher for 5 years and they were even engaged in 1967. They eventually broke up in 1968 (after an affair by Paul). By 1969 he was married to Linda.

21 posted on 08/16/2010 9:52:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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