Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Globe McCourting You This Morning

It's the below-the-fold p.s.:

"For Jamie McCourt, divorce was a financial awakening" by Shirley Leung Globe Staff  January 13, 2016

It’s a side of Jamie McCourt few had seen. The tough-as-nails executive sounded vulnerable as she recounted being unceremoniously dumped as president of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I got to know everyone — business people, politicians, everyday citizens, actors, actresses, activists, and heads of state. I loved every single minute of it. Right up until the day I was fired. By my husband,” McCourt said last month at an MIT conference. “That’s right. He gave me a pink slip. And not the kind from Victoria’s Secret.”

Part of the decades-high population of unemployed adults, no doubt.

McCourt went on to describe how little she knew about her household's finances until her divorce from Frank McCourt. She of all people — with her law degree and another one from MIT — should have been on top of things.

“But I could not have been more ignorant or naive about my own financial situation, and I ended up paying dearly for that mistake,” she said. “In fact, I have a thesis that the smarter a woman is, the more she thinks she can handle everything and fix everything. And I’m here to tell you that’s not true.”


McCourt learned the hard way about her relationship with money, and it’s a lesson she wants to impart to all women, even if it means reliving the humiliating breakup.

When the marriage disintegrated in 2009 — the details worthy of a Hollywood script, complete with Jamie McCourt’s alleged affair with her driver — her world unraveled.

I'm sure there is a movie in the works if not now the idea.

Jamie McCourt is not crying poor. At 62, she is set for life. She got about $130 million in her 2011 divorce settlement. She remains in LA, living in the posh beach town of Malibu and reinventing herself as a venture capitalist, art collector, and vintner....

That was when I broke it off.


Yeah, she learned the hard way and ended up paying dearly as her whole world unraveled before she reinvented herself. 

I'm sorry, but this sort of fawning eliti$t tripe is clearly not directed at the public at large. It couldn't be, and if it is....