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 Post subject: Woman Wants $99 million in Divorce Settlement
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:36 pm 
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Interesting article between Multimillionaire George David vs his wife former countess Marie Douglass Davis. She wants $53,000 a week to pay bills. She needs $8000 for traveling,$4000 for clothes,$1500 to eat at restaurants,$1000 to keep her hair perfect and skin glowing and $600 for her penthouse for flowers.

Gee, I wonder if Mr David prospered during the George Bush years? :roll: Here we got kids starving in Africa and this woman needs $1000 a week to get her hair done.I must havew grownup on the wrong side of the tracks. :shock:




Husband takes stand in $99M divorce trial
Flustered, he says that marriage to countess 30 years younger ‘was dead’
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Countess fights for $99M in divorce
July 15: Testimony is set to resume in the heated divorce battle between multimillionaire mogul George David and Marie Douglas-David, a 37-year-old Swedish countess. She is fighting for $99 million. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.
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By Mike Celizic
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updated 9:46 a.m. ET, Wed., July 15, 2009
He was 60, urbane and exquisitely upholstered in tailored suits and starched shirts. She was 30 and Swedish, as in drop-dead blond gorgeous. He was the fabulously wealthy former CEO of a high-powered manufacturing firm. She was a countess.

It was a match made in rich people’s heaven. But the divorce is straight from the ninth circle of relationship hell.

George David is 67 now, an older if no wiser man. Marie Douglas-David is 37, still in the prime of life and perhaps financially savvier. There is no question that both want to go their separate ways — she to a life of luxury, he to the arms of his current girlfriend. The question being debated in the democratic venue of a Hartford, Conn., family court for all the world to hear with voyeuristic delight is who gets how much.



$99 million, please
The couple had agreed to separate in 2007, their marriage irreparably broken. He said that she was bossy and imperious (imagine that from a countess) and even tried to force sex upon him. She said that he, the longtime CEO of United Technologies, was often off canoodling with one Wendy Touton, whom he admits lavishing with gifts — including a $13,000 fur and a $10,000 pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes.

In 2005, three years after their wedding, Marie Douglas-David signed a postnuptial agreement giving her $43 million in stock, hedge fund shares, jewelry, and properties in Sweden worth $4 million. But she says that because the couple reconciled for six months after they broke up, the agreement is void. And besides, she says, the postnup shouldn’t apply anyway because she was deceived into signing it.

David is worth a reported $300 million, and, as Peter Alexander of NBC News reported Wednesday for TODAY, Douglas-David wants $99 million of that. Nothing else, she maintains, can support her in the style to which living as David’s wife has accustomed her.

Douglas-David’s needs are not simple. She ticked off her expenses for the court: $53,000 a week just to pay the bills, which include $8,000 for travel, $4,000-plus for clothing, $1,500 for restaurants, $1,000 to keep her hair perfect and her skin glowing, $600 for flowers to make the Park Avenue penthouse worth walking into.

David’s unwillingness to pay is evidenced by his willingness to take the stand in Hartford in front of the unwashed world and talk about what some would consider the embarrassing details of his life.

R.I.P. wedded bliss
Still, he did that for the fifth time Tuesday, testifying that his marriage was “dead” long before he became heavily involved with another woman. “We had no relationship. This marriage was dead,” David testified.

David, who until last year was the chief executive of UTC, has appeared flustered during his past two days on the stand. Reluctantly, he has acknowledged spending thousands on gifts for a mistress, Wendy Touton of Manhattan, during a 2007 trip to London.




The gifts included the Manolo Blahniks and clothing from La Perla, an upscale lingerie and swimwear store. Also, he testified, a 2007 Christmas Day shopping trip included the purchase of the fur coat and $1,500 worth of La Mer beauty products.




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Marie Douglas-David, 37, says she needs more than $53,000 a week from her 67-year-old husband, George David, to cover her expenses.
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Douglas-David’s legal team pointed out travel records that show David jet-setted with Touton to locations that include Argentina, Paris, Frankfurt, Sardinia and St. Tropez, France. They contend that Douglas-David was kept in the dark and tried to reconcile with her husband.

“He was dishonest with her on multiple levels,” her lead attorney, William Beslow, said.

Douglas-David sent an e-mail Nov. 11, 2007, addressed to “my pumpkin and signed “jag alskar dig,” which means “I love you” in Swedish.

“I know you think the odds are low but I wish you would give us another chance of being happy with the very strong love and bond I still hope that we have between us. We can be an amazing couple,” she wrote, a copy of the e-mail filed with the court shows.

David’s lead attorney, former appellate court judge Anne C. Dranginis, argued that the gift-giving and travel were irrelevant because they took place after the divorce proceedings started.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this story.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:26 am 
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At the risk of sounding like a 'zealot',GW Bush has done more for the people of Africa then his predecessors...Just ask Bono 8-)

Sounds like this guy couldn't wait until the ink was dry before he whetted his quill :lol:

You know what's funny? Couple yars ago, my mother ( rip ) was haranguing me about not finishing some awful meal she had made for me, and threw out the 'there are starving kids here in America' line....My older brother was in the room, so I gothis computer and showed her pictures from some of my travels at REAL starving kids...Kids in Haiti and India and Egypt. I then asked her if she knew we were the fattest country on earth? But, she was convinced there were actual starving kids here. STARVING! And she used to be a cop! :roll:

How come I never hear about the poor dude that divorces his rich wife and gets a huge settlement? I'm sure it has to happen. My old ladies family begged her to sign a prenup, they are an old school southern monied family. I said 'sure why not'? She can have more then half of my Ramen Noodles :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:13 am 
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There are some starving kids here in America, they all were Michael Oher's brothers and sisters. :mrgreen:

As for this, I feel some sympathy towards the guy, because $99 million is a ridiculous amount of money and they signed a post-up for less than half that. I can't remember if the article said or not, but if he was dipping his ink before they were separated, then I guess he'll get what is coming to him. That's the reason not to cheat on your wife, not because you love her but because it totally screws you in divorce proceedings!

If she gets the $99 million good for her. She'll be a full-fledged American. instead of "In God We Trust", they should change what's written on the dollar to "Get Me Now!"

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Pudge wrote:
they should change what's written on the dollar to "Get Me Now!"


how bout 'I;ve fallen and I cant get up' :mrgreen:

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Here's one for you Gus. I have a friend that told me his friend filed for divorce. His friend had to pay his wife half of what he made and even though she got remarried to a rich man still had to pay her half after her new marriage.His friend was scrapping trying to make ends meat to give his wife what the judge told him owed. Does this sound fair his ex still getting hlaf his pay after she remarried to a rich man? I am pretty sure that was the story but it's been awhile which hopefully my memory is correct.

It just seems like women can get their cake and eat it to when it comes to divorces. Maybe I am wrong but if a woman makes alot more money it seems only right he she get his money in the settlement. Here's another interesting fact on a side note if a woman makes for example $70,000 a year( good money) most women still look for husbands making as much if not more than them. Not in all cases but if your a man status in society means alot to women.

Oh abou t the Africa comment that's just an example ok will change it to starving kids in Ethiopia.

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