1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

But I can't live on $43 million. My expenses are $53,000 a week

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    This woman gives gold diggers a bad name

    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/604447


    Guy who's in his mid sixties marries a woman in her mid thirties. Marriage lasts two years. Pre-nup gives her $43 mill if they get divorced. She says that's not enough.

    (Marie) Douglas-David has filed court papers showing she has more than $53,800 in weekly expenses, including for maintaining a Park Avenue apartment and three residences in Sweden. Her weekly expenses also include $700 for limousine service, $4,500 for clothes, $1,000 for hair and skin treatments, $1,500 for restaurants and entertainment, and $8,000 for travel.

    $4500 a week for CLOTHES!
     
  2. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Are you saying you reuse clothes? You Canadians sure are odd.
     
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Times are tough all over.
     
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I hate these stories. Who cares that the average household income in the US is $50k? It has nothing to do with this case.

    The guy is worth over $300 million, she's probably not entitled to any more than she agreed to in the post-nup, but it's not unusual that someone would try.
     
  5. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    So ... you're saying this guy is single now?
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    No, it's not unusual but it's a lovely example of both wretched excess and dumb men.
     
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    "not unusual" isn't the same a "morally acceptable."
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    yeah.. 43 mill is pocket change,,,
     
  9. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Time to use some of that money to build some more closet space. Really? How does someone spend $4,500 a WEEK on clothes!
     
  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, what is 'morally acceptable'? It's not about what you can live on, it's about what you're entitled to. We know nothing about the details of the marriage or the divorce, nor should we. It's a stupid story. Who cares?
     
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    Jesus, folks, this is a cliched story that plays out all the time: older rich man thinks with his dick, marries a younger woman who, to no one's surprise, wants a divorce a couple of years after tying the knot.

    And 21 us right: it IS about what you're entitled to. Morality has nothing to do with it.

    And yes, it's a stupid story about stupid shallow people. And yes, that's a huge presumption on my part but sometimes God is not in the details. Broad strokes work from time to time.
     
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    What she's entitled to is the prenup.

    Talking about what her expenses are is trying to cheat a system that is vitally important to potentially battered wives everywhere. That is morally reprehensible, and all the attempted relativism of the interwebs won't change that.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page