Judge Brands Heather Mills 'Explosive, Volatile' In McCartney Divorce
First Published: March 19, 2008 3:45 PM EDT Credit: Priscilla Coleman
LONDON, U.K. -- Earlier this week, Heather Mills dumped a glass of water on Paul McCartney’s divorce lawyer, Fiona Shackleton. Outside of the courtroom, Heather told reporters, it was a "baptism," but that wasn’t the most shocking news to come out of the proceedings.
Inside the hallowed halls of justice, Heather’s spending was scrutinized by a London judge who claims she has an "explosive and volatile character."
Among the spending details brought to light? Helicopter flights totaling $375,000 a year and $60,000 for equestrian activities, even though the judge noted she doesn’t ride. And even though she doesn’t drink, that didn’t stop Heather from claiming $80,000 a year for wine. And there’s more.
Heather’s "reasonable needs" include $25 million to buy a London home, $6 million for one in New York, and $250,000 a year for clothes.
Heather also demanded holiday costs of $1 million and over $1 million a year for charities, but Mills admitted $985,000 of that money would be used for helicopters, first class travel and private jets.
Earlier today, the London headlines read "Heather Mills Torn To Shreds By Sir Paul McCartney Divorce Judge," and "Judge Savages Fantasist Heather."
The judge found 65-year-old Sir Paul to be a "consistent, accurate and honest" witness. The judge could not say the same for Heather, calling her demand for $250 million to end her volatile 4-year marriage to Paul "exorbitant."
Instead, he awarded her just under $50 million. The judge also rejected Heather’s claims she single-handedly rekindled Sir Paul’s career.
The judgement reveals Heather also suffered one miscarriage before the birth of their daughter, Beatrice.
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