Heather Mills Brings Fan Mail To McCartney Divorce Proceedings
First Published: February 13, 2008 4:06 PM EST Credit: AP
LONDON, U.K. -- The divorce battle between Paul McCartney and Heather Mills appears to be on its last legs according to reports out of Britain, but the final showdown hasn’t been without some sparks.
Mills, the charity campaigner who has been representing herself since severing ties with her lawyers last year, arrived to court on Wednesday with a box of fan mail according to a report in Britain’s Telegraph.
The fan mail, the paper reports, is being used by the former model in an attempt to prove she is, in her own right, a popular figure, yet she is also claiming that as a result of the divorce proceedings, she's become vilified in the UK.
Mills is believed to be seeking a hefty settlement which will fund security for herself and her daughter, Beatrice, with the former Beatle.
On Tuesday, Mills reportedly showed the court a video dubbed, "Hunting Heather," which showed her being followed by the paparazzi.
The Telegraph reported that Mills turns up to court with her personal trainer and a Hollywood make up artist, among an "entourage," while McCartney turns up with no security.
Mills’ father, Mark said that following the divorce being made official, he expects his daughter to leave the UK.
"She won't stay in this country. She knows everybody hates her and she does not care," Mark Mills said, British news organization AFP reported. "I think she's very low at the moment and would leap at the chance to get away from it all and take her daughter Bea with her."
McCartney is being represented in the proceedings by Nicholas Mostyn. Fiona Shackleton, who previously represented Prince Charles during his divorce from Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, is also on the ex-Beatle's team.
The couple was married in 2002, but split in May of 2006.
McCartney is said to be worth $1.6 billion, and The Telegraph reports that experts predict Mills could receive between $20 and $160 million in settlement.
The proceedings are expected to last until the end of the week, though sources say there is one sticking point — McCartney wants Mills to sign a confidentiality agreement.
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