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Friday, January 11, 2013

TMZ: Jamie McCourt - Frank Screwed Me Over, AGAIN

It’s TMZ Marital Discord Day at BBTF:

... Jamie says based on the valuation of assets Frank’s team provided ... she agreed to accept a $131 million settlement plus a few other things.

Jamie now says Frank cooked the books by undervaluing the Dodgers assets at less than 1/10 their actual value.   Jamie says their total assets were more than $1.7 BILLION. 

Jamie says based on the real numbers, she should have received more than $900 million.

That might give her enough to buy the Mets.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 11, 2013 at 05:25 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dodgers, lawsuit, mccourt

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   1. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: January 11, 2013 at 10:47 PM (#4345420)
The thread, in one post:

1) The world weeps for you, Jamie
2) It is shocking, I repeat SHOCKING, that Frank McCourt would deceive someone for money
3) This couple was made for each other
4) Maybe next time you should do your own diligence before signing an agreement?
5) Based on the real numbers, the Hall of Fame should have been at least 7 players bigger this week. Sometimes, the real numbers are irrelevant.
   2. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: January 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM (#4345425)
6)Is this even legal?
   3. AJMcCringleberry Posted: January 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM (#4345442)
Hard to feel sorry for someone who got $130 million for screwing around on her husband.
   4. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: January 12, 2013 at 12:29 AM (#4345452)
The McCourts are both grifters, nothing more. They ran the simplest, most vulgar scam over and over, and now they're both ludicrously rich for it.

They attempted to con each other in the divorce proceedings, it looks like Frank did a better job. Our world would be a better place if neither of them had existed.
   5. Belfry Bob Posted: January 12, 2013 at 01:34 AM (#4345470)
When the two of the them 'owned' Baltimore's Fishmarket nightclub back in 1988 (their training ground for what they did with the Dodgers; amazingly similar situation and results) and I was the Director of Ops for Opryland's management team, every time I left a meeting with them or the two of them and her dad, Jack Luskin (local Baltimore ex-discount appliance king), I wanted to take a long, hot shower and forget the whole thing.

They were an unpleasant, vain, and stupid couple. It's good to see that Jamie sans Frank is basically the same shallow, vapid, vain person. Jack would be proud of his greedy little girl.
   6. Tuque Posted: January 12, 2013 at 01:39 AM (#4345472)
I hope they don't have kids.
   7. Tripon Posted: January 12, 2013 at 01:46 AM (#4345473)
They have four, all adults though, thankfully.
   8. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 12, 2013 at 02:04 AM (#4345477)
When the divorce agreement was announced, wasn't it thought she did well, that it was though there was a chance Frank would end up with nothing out of the Dodgers sale after all debt was repaid. I also thought I remembered that there was concern that Frank would not be able to make the first major payment he owed Jaime if the sale was delayed any further, and how that would complicate the bankruptcy more.
   9. eddieot Posted: January 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM (#4345620)
I sat behind one their sons at a Phils-Dodgers playoff game at CBP. He wore a douchey sideways blinged out Dodgers hat and spent the first inning texting his mom (which is how I knew who he was.) He brought a silconed arm ornament who clearly had zero idea a baseball game was being played 20 yards in front of her. She talked on her phone and sucked down mixed drinks while Douchey chanted "Man-dog! Man-dog!" when Manny Ramirez entered the on-deck circle in front of us. It was an impressively douchey display overall and I hope the McCourt's other kids are just like him.
   10. Austin Posted: January 12, 2013 at 02:22 PM (#4345677)
#1 just about sums it up, but I like the stories in #5 and #9, too. It's rather mind-boggling that Jamie is actually trying to get people to feel sorry for her. "Waaahhh. That meanie Frank only gave me $131 million when I deserved $900 million."
   11. Morty Causa Posted: January 12, 2013 at 02:38 PM (#4345684)
Well, Jamie isn't the only one who pleads for sympathy while poor-mouthing with her mouth full. There are a number of entire political classes who feel that too much is never enough. What's Woody Allen's line: "Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon."
   12. DJS vs. The White Knights Posted: January 12, 2013 at 03:03 PM (#4345693)
Until Bob's post, I had *no* idea that Jamie McCourt was Jack Luskin's kid! 695 just isn't the same without the old Luskin's sign.
   13. Zach Posted: January 12, 2013 at 03:20 PM (#4345699)
I seem to recall that, although she had practiced family law for several years, Jamie tried to pull the old "oh, I just can't understand all these complicated documents!" trick just before the agreement, so that she could disavow anything she signed that proved to be inconvenient.
   14. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: January 12, 2013 at 03:22 PM (#4345700)
Well, Jamie isn't the only one who pleads for sympathy while poor-mouthing with her mouth full.

Half the owners in the league make her look like a piker in this regard.
   15. Morty Causa Posted: January 12, 2013 at 03:41 PM (#4345704)

Yes, it is rather difficult to believe that anyone with a legal education, much less an actual practicing lawyer, would just sign off on whatever agreement her adversary puts before her, just trusting in good faith to that adversary's good will in looking out for her interest.
   16. phredbird Posted: January 12, 2013 at 06:17 PM (#4345764)
its scary to think that were it not for the highly public divorce they went through, the mccourts would probably still own the dodgers.
   17. Rough Carrigan Posted: January 12, 2013 at 09:19 PM (#4345885)
Yup, phred. That's the obvious good side of the divorce.
The bad side is that with them married, that's only two completely unhappy people. If they should each latch onto some other person, then there were will be at least four completely unhappy people.
   18. Bote Man Posted: January 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM (#4346098)
Watch for the new Bravo reality series: Ex-Housewives of Former Dodgers Owners.
   19. . . . . . . Posted: January 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4346116)
Fwiw, I know a bunch of people who work closely with Frank McCourt, and while they agree that he's a slime ball, they kind of like him. He's also said by them to be whip-smart. So while it may be amusing to poke fun, people should realize that he's a very capable businessman.
   20. Meatwad Posted: January 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM (#4346135)
Very true, he managed to pillage the dodgers and still make out like a bandit when they sold them. How much did he walk away with after all the debts were settled with?
   21. phredbird Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:11 PM (#4346362)
Very true, he managed to pillage the dodgers and still make out like a bandit when they sold them. How much did he walk away with after all the debts were settled with?

hard to say, but the los angeles business journal had him ranked in the top 50 wealthiest angelenos last year with just under a billion in net worth.

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