On Thursday, the New York Times and USA Today parent company Gannett requested that the New York State Supreme Court unseal records from Donald Trump’s contentious 1990 divorce with Ivana Trump. During one deposition, Ivana reportedly accused Trump of sexual assault. The divorce ended in a settlement agreement, and Ivana has endorsed Donald’s candidacy, denying that he ever assaulted her.
You may have heard that Bill O’Reilly is suing his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy, for upwards of $10 million over vague claims that she somehow defrauded him in their divorce agreement in order to fund an “existing extra-marital relationship.” What you probably haven’t heard is that a New York judge recently granted the 66-year-old Fox News host’s demand to place the entire case under seal—effectively preventing the public from evaluating the merits of a civil lawsuit filed by a public figure against a private citizen. This week, Gawker Media petitioned the court to vacate that ruling and open up the proceedings.
Cool Pope Francis announced today he is overhauling the arduous process of obtaining a marriage annulment in the Church. A marriage annulment, if you don’t know, is like an official Church divorce that allows you to get remarried without being considered—by God and all who follow Him—a sinful adulterer. Getting an annulment used to be a long, expensive ordeal involving all kinds of bishops and Vatican tribunals, but now it will be quick and dirty. Cool!
Gawker has obtained partial transcripts from the custody trial at the center of Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s vicious dispute with his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy. The documents, which record testimony given last year, confirm that the ex-couple’s teenage daughter told a court-appointed forensic examiner that she witnessed O’Reilly “choking her mom” as he “dragged her down some stairs” by the neck. The same transcripts also reveal that O’Reilly—who famously settled a lurid sexual harassment claim from one of his young female producers—told his daughter that her mother is an “adulterer”; that he struggles to control his rage around his family; and that his daughter regards him as an absentee father.
Three weeks ago, a Nassau County Supreme Court justice ended a bitter three-year custody dispute between Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly and his ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy, by granting custody of the couple’s two minor children to McPhilmy. Though nearly all documents pertaining to New York family court cases are sealed, Gawker has learned that the justice in the case heard testimony accusing O’Reilly of physically assaulting his wife in the couple’s Manhasset home.
More than ten years after disappearing, Mary Nunes and her stepfather Scott Kelley, who is accused of kidnapping her, re-emerged Wednesday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. "It was time to come home," Kelley told People. He was arrested on non-custodial kidnapping charges by federal authorities waiting for them at the airport.
Us Weekly is reporting that Bobby Flay, the celebrity chef with the no-bullshit-hotshot-I'm-from-the-bad-part-of-the-UES attitude, has separated from his third wife, Law & Order: SVU actress Stephanie March. Are the pair heading for divorce? Is Flay about to go from outta the frying pan...and into the criminal justice system, where sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous?
When Amber Rose filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa, it was immediately chalked up to infidelity—unnamed women for him, and Nick Cannon (why?) for her. The details were vague until this morning, when radio host Peter Rosenberg said on the air that Amber walked in on Wiz having a threesome with twins.
After covering all the bases in his attempt to win back estranged wife Paula Patton—crying at the BET awards, sending sad texts, writing her a commercially unsuccessful album—Robin Thicke is finally throwing in the towel. Sources "in Thicke's camp" told Perez Hilton the singer knows it's over and has an attorney working on a financial settlement.
USA Today media critic and Rupert Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff is legally married to Cold Spring lawyer Alison Anthoine, from whom he famously separated in 2009 to pursue a then-28-year-old Vanity Fair intern named Victoria Floethe (pictured above with Wolff). While it’s not clear what happened with Wolff and Floethe—the pair were photographed at a Financial Times party in 2012—the former’s marriage remained intact, at least by the courts. No more.