Peter Getty and relatives of Francis Ford Coppola are going to the mattresses against one another in Getty's epic divorce battle with wife Jacqui. And the picture is getting more tenuous for Getty. Or should we say "pictures."
California oil heir Peter Getty ended his marriage in a hazy, abusive binge of cocaine and pornography, according to recent court papers filed by his soon-to-be-ex wife. Welcome to the nasty divorce exploding the "nexus of hipster Hollywood."
Peter Getty's is a made-for-tabloid divorce: The layabout scion to an oil fortune accused of beating his wife, a de facto Coppola, who now demands $539,201 per month spousal support. So ends the family at the "nexus of hipster Hollywood."
Peter Getty's breezy, self-pitying musings on being idle righ infuriated fellow San Franciscans and, indeed, people across the country. Who is this heir, and why does he find copious wealth so unpalatable? Here's a quick rundown.