Will money please Mills?
Heather Mills railed against her ex-husband, former Beatle Paul McCartney, even after receiving nearly $50 million in their divorce case, said the blog Hollywood Grind, so it's clear she would "fancy herself a victim" no matter what. To be fair,
London’s High Court this week ordered former Beatle Paul McCartney to pay £24.3 million ($48.7 million) to ex-wife Heather Mills in their divorce settlement. The sum includes £14 million for herself, £2.5 million to purchase a home in London, and £7.8 million in existing assets. On top of that, McCartney will pay £35,000 per year in nanny and school fees for their 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice. Outside the courthouse, Mills, who had sought £125 million, said that she was "very, very happy" with the ruling. "It was an incredible result to secure mine and my daughter's future,” she said. (BBC)
What the commentators said
Even after receiving nearly £25 million, Heather railed against her ex-husband and his lawyer Fiona Shackleton, proving that “Heather will always fancy herself a victim,” said the blog Hollywood Grind. Well, she always said that if she won a lot of money, she would donate it all to charity, so let’s see if she puts her money where her mouth is. “But she won’t because she’s a fake.”
To be fair, “the divorce has been equally acrimonious on each side,” said Stuart Heritage on the blog Hecklerspray. Heather Mills may hurl accusations and harangues at Sir Paul, but McCartney allegedly had an affair with a rich married American woman—surely, in a messy divorce, it takes two people to create the mess.
Even if both parties played parts in the quarrel, people “can’t stand” Heather Mills because of her righteous greed, said the blog Your Celebrity Stuff. Of the £35,000 annual allowance for Beatrice’s care, Mills said: “Beatrice only gets $70,000 a year so she is obviously meant to travel B class while her father travels A class. But obviously I will pay for that.” Actually, McCartney will pay for that, since “everything she ‘pays’ for is McCartney’s money anyway!”
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
MOST POPULAR ON THE WEEK
- 10 things you need to know today: October 30, 2014
- Beware of Splenda: The backlash against artificial sugars
- For Democrats, the right lesson from 2014 is to be more liberal
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to live a long life, according to science
- Sorry, we will not all be having sex with robots in the future
- Stop making fun of philosophy and read some philosophy
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 13 Urban Outfitters controversies
Subscribe to the Week