From Jonathan Turley comes the story of how the other half — we mean the other one percent — lives. Apparently, it involves a lot of squabbling.
Attorney Richard Fields his estranged wife Ekaterina […] [have] been in an intense battle of who gets a $100,000 baby grand piano in the couple’s former New York apartment. Neither is actually a pianist but Fields, who is managing director of Juridica Asset Management, insists that he already lost another baby grand in an earlier divorce from another wife. […]
Fields’ attorney insists that the piano “has particular resonance.” The English court agreed to let Fields keep it.
Yes, that’s right. They’re fighting over a piano that costs more than you earn in a year. Hell, more than you earn in two years if you’re just starting out. But probably not as much as your student loans, so at least there’s that. And his logic is that he should get to keep the piano because he already lost one piano to a previous ex? Easy to do, we suppose when this is your fifth trip through divorce court.
Fields is worth 6 million pounds, which is…hell if we know in good old American money, but probably a lot. He’s made that ridiculous amount of coin by being the managing director of a litigation funding firm, which is a thing you probably wish you had thought of. And the almost-ex-wife is a former beauty queen who has made clear she will not work after her divorce. They both sound nice.
But what you really wish you had thought of, honestly, is representing Fields or his soon-to-be-not-wife in this debacle, because legal fees are already in excess of 1 million pounds. That would probably pay off your student loans nicely. And Fields is only 59, so he’s probably got a few more divorces left in him, so you could have guaranteed full employment. Don’t pretend you’re not jealous.
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