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Posted: 7/21/2008 4:33:29 PM EST


from:news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080721/ap_en_ot/youtube_divorce


Man wins divorce from angry wife in YouTube video

By SAMUEL MAULL, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 29 minutes ago

NEW YORK - A Broadway mogul whose wife trashed him in a widely viewed Internet video was granted a divorce from her Monday.


A Manhattan judge gave Philip Smith a divorce from Tricia Walsh-Smith on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.




Walsh-Smith lashes out against Smith in the tearful and furious YouTube video, which has attracted more than 3 million hits. She makes embarrassing claims about their intimate life and then calls his office to repeat those claims to a stunned assistant.

On the video, Walsh-Smith also goes through their wedding album, describing family members as "bad," "evil" or "nasty," and expresses concern about eviction from the couple's luxury apartment.

Judge Harold Beeler blasted Walsh-Smith for her video stunt, which he called "a calculated and callous campaign to embarrass and humiliate her husband" and to pressure him into settling the divorce case on more favorable terms than were stated in their prenuptial agreement.

"She has attempted to turn the life of her husband into a soap opera by directing, writing, acting in and producing a melodrama," the judge said.

He said Monday that the prenuptial agreement, signed three weeks before the couple's 1999 wedding, was valid. This means that Walsh-Smith must leave their Park Avenue apartment within 30 days and that Smith, president of the Shubert Organization, the largest theater owner on Broadway, must pay her $750,000.


Smith said after the ruling he was "sorry it had to come to this."

"I'm happy with the decision of the judge, and I'm happy with the outcome," he said.

Walsh-Smith, a former actress and playwright, didn't see the decision the same way.

"I think it's disgusting," she said. "I'm really, really disappointed with the decision."

She accused Smith of "basically throwing me out on the street." One of her attorneys, Joseph P. McCaffery, said they would appeal.


Renowned divorce attorney Raoul Felder briefly represented Walsh-Smith after she made the video. Felder previously said his client was "acting out of passion."

"This is a victim(izer) who is holding her head up," he said. "I think she comes off well." (and has no shame)
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:35:24 PM EST
Link to vid?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:36:06 PM EST
Good...stupid c*nt (can we say that here?)
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:36:11 PM EST
Good lord that photo...proof that zombies walk among us...
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:36:27 PM EST
she's a stupid bitch
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:38:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:
Good lord that photo...proof that zombies walk among us...


Skeletor strikes again.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:38:53 PM EST
That woman was batshit crazy.

Her video is good, but check out this resonse:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCPJV403hUE

Pretty funny, and this guy's right too!

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:41:01 PM EST
Good grief what a whiner. The judge should have fined her the $750 payout for trying to pull a scam. Too bad she got a red cent, but thankfully Smith had the presence of mind to get a prenup.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:43:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:45:06 PM EST
looks like Willem Dafoe raped a zombie
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:45:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lefthandpath:
looks like Willem Dafoe raped a zombie


That's pretty funny right there!


"THERE WAS A FIRE FIIIIGHHHHTTTT!!!!!!"

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:45:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:
That woman was batshit crazy.

Her video is good, but check out this resonse:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCPJV403hUE

Pretty funny, and this guy's right too!




"So she can take your money, move to the south of France with some fucking dude named Pierre..."

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:48:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 4:56:54 PM EST by PantherArms762]
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:54:26 PM EST
bish got 750k more than she deserved



750k should buy her a nice 100sq ft 1br studio however
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:59:10 PM EST
Holy Crap..

What a good for nothing BITCH
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:01:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By TacticalOpsAR:
bish got 750k more than she deserved



750k should buy her a nice 100sq ft 1br studio however



If I were old Phillup, I'd appeal too, on the grounds that she admits in the video that the marriage was never consumated.

Annul the whole fucking thing and keep the $750K.
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