Skip to comments.Heather Mills Torn To Shreds By Sir Paul McCartney Divorce Judge
Posted on 03/18/2008 2:09:02 PM PDT by blam
Heather Mills torn to shreds by Sir Paul McCartney divorce judge
By Caroline Gammell and Gordon Rayner
Last Updated: 8:26pm GMT 18/03/2008
Heather Mills has seen her reputation left in tatters after the High Court judge presiding over her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney tore into her character, accusing her of "make-belief", inconsistency and inaccuracy.
Mr Justice Bennett said she was a "less than impressive witness" during the six-day hearing last month who "wholly exaggerated" the extent of her wealth before she met her now ex-husband.
Telegraph TV: Heather Mills spent 11 minutes outside court attacking the legal system
Miss Mills, 40, had sought £125 million from her four year marriage to 65-year-old Sir Paul, but was awarded just a fifth of that figure - £24.3 million.
Mr Justice Bennett said the former model was not only "devoid of reality", but had proved to be her "own worst enemy" by making claims for a settlement which were "ridiculous".
In contrast, he described the former Beatle's evidence as balanced and said he "expressed himself moderately, though at times with justifiable irritation, if not anger" during the proceedings.
Intimate details of the couple's relationship were divulged in the report, including the revelation that Miss Mills suffered a miscarriage in the first year of their marriage before she gave birth to Beatrice.
The 58-page ruling was handed down on Monday but only released in full yesterday after Miss Mills lost a Court of Appeal application to prevent it being published.
She argued that the lengthy ruling compromised their daughter Beatrice's privacy, but Lord Justices Thorpe and Wall dismissed her objection, saying they would not interfere with the Judge's decision to publish the ruling in its entirety.
In his judgement, Mr Justice Bennett said Miss Mills had lost her sense of reality when she met and married Sir Paul.
"The wife for her part must have felt rather swept off her feet by a man as famous as the husband," he said. "I think this may well have warped her perception leading her to indulge in make-belief."
The judge described the couple's relationship as one of "considerable volatility" before he added: "There were good times, there were bad times, and the relationship always left in the husband's mind a question whether he and the wife were going to be ultimately right for each other."
Mr Justice Bennett rejected Miss Mills' claim that Sir Paul had held back her potentially lucrative career and said: "I find that, far from the husband dictating to and restricting the wife's career and charitable activities, he did the exact opposite.
"He encouraged it and lent his support, name and reputation to her business and charitable activities. The facts as I find them do not in any way support her claim."
The judge said Miss Mills wanted to maintain the lifestyle she had while married to Sir Paul as part of the "me-too" syndrome which saw her vastly exaggerate and "over-egg" the cost of her needs.
He dismissed her claim for £627,000 a year for "charitable expenditure" including flights, as well as her budget of £500,000 for holidays.
Although the acrimonious settlement has now been decided, Mr Bennett said a decree nisi of divorce would not be pronounced until May 12.
$50 million! I wish some judge would shred me to that tune.
Mills is a repulsive parasite of a woman.
Without the class.
Didn't she model for some provocative photos? I wouldn't think that Sir Paul would want her to continue such activities once they were married.
Boo hoo! Poor little gold digger!
Agreed, I hope she will go away, never to be heard from again.
I read somewhere that Paul’s kids never liked her, maybe next he needs to listen to the children..
I can’t see how she even got that much. She contributed nothing to the marriage. But maybe Paul will be a little more careful if there’s a next time...Prenup!
She showed her class by dumping a pitcher of water on Paul's attorney's head. That'll show em!
"Now that's funning. I don't care what anyone says. That's funny!!"
...after the Court ripped them off for well over $40 million. That Judge is so righteous.
...or the (.)(.)’s.
That $50 mil. will buy her lots of diamonds, but it won’t prevent folks from seeing her for what she is — a lying, psycho, gold-digging whore. And that’s gotta eat at her.
Pretty good haul for a one-legged hooker.
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