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January 16, 2002
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"More in that disgusting Kerkorian divorce case: a cost breakdown at The Smoking Gun." -- (Elena Pauline)
posted by jacobw (20 comments total)

 
Watch out for them gold-diggin' dames. They'll do you in.
posted by Down10 at 10:39 AM on January 16, 2002


And in related news...

Kirk kerkorian has put MGM on the auction block again and is expecting it to fetch $7 billion. Cash flow problems, no doubt?
posted by sexymofo at 10:52 AM on January 16, 2002


I love the fact that the line item for doctors and prescriptions is actually the lowest monthly expense. And they claim to be spending $4,300/mo for groceries and an additional $5,920/mo for eating out - my God! What does a 36-year old woman and a 3-year old girl (plus friends) eat for over $10,000 a month?! Gold plated pizza? Thanks for the link. I'm flabbergasted.
posted by kokogiak at 11:03 AM on January 16, 2002


staff meals probably come out of that; she notes that when eating out and going to the movies usually there are other friends and their nannies. but still....

I also wonder what the mother does all day.*everything* is taken care of, even the houseplants. two nannies for one three-year-old?????

love all that travel, too. 1/12 of all the trips they took last year....
posted by rebeccablood at 11:06 AM on January 16, 2002


I also wonder what the mother does all day.

Nada.

She has:
a cook,
a housekeeper,
a houseman,
a person for the indoor plants,
a gardener for the outdoor plants,
a pool person,
a repairman,
2 nannies
a household manager, which i can only assume oversees the other staff.

Remember when mom's used to wipe their own kids noses? Ahh, the good old days.
posted by jerseygirl at 11:27 AM on January 16, 2002


Alimony supposed to be for the kid, not for her. She should get about $1000.
posted by dydecker at 11:30 AM on January 16, 2002


If she is spending $10,000 a month on food for a kid she should be arrested and charged with child abuse. No wonder it has thousand dollar doctor's bills.
posted by dydecker at 11:33 AM on January 16, 2002


jerseygirl, rich women have always hired others to wipe their kids' noses. I assure you that moms (and, occasionally, dads) of more modest means still do the wiping themselves. And dydecker, alimony is, indeed, for the wife. Child support is for the kid. I pay one, not the other.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:02 PM on January 16, 2002


Oops, I mean child support. This is a child support suit. It looks like an alimony suit.
posted by dydecker at 12:08 PM on January 16, 2002


Oops, I mean child support. This is a child support suit. It just looks like an alimony suit.
posted by dydecker at 12:08 PM on January 16, 2002


jerseygirl, rich women have always hired others to wipe their kids' noses. I assure you that moms (and, occasionally, dads) of more modest means still do the wiping themselves.

my comment was more of a quip about how Lisa Kerkorkian had hired a staff of folks to raise her child.

being the product of modest means, i know regular parents still wipe their own kids' noses.
posted by jerseygirl at 1:31 PM on January 16, 2002


Some years ago, working at a large bookstore in Atlanta, I acquired a stack of Art magazines with their covers removed. One of them had a feature about collectors - I think it was an annual roundup feature about the big collectors, what they were collecting, etc. Anyway, they had a two-page tabular format breakdown. One of the columns was 'Source of wealth', and about 20% of the collectors had 'Divorce' in this field. Gag me with a silver spoon.
posted by crunchburger at 2:22 PM on January 16, 2002


She has $2500 down for Movies/Theatre. Why not just buy the damn theatre and be done with it?
posted by benjh at 2:49 PM on January 16, 2002


"Other: Annual birthday party for Kira, holiday parties (including decorations) and play groups for Kira's friends (1/12)"

$14,083.33

$14,000 per month ON PARTIES!

Explaining the medical costs: "We do not have insurance, so all visits are paid for in cash"

Well get some damn insurance!
posted by obfusciatrist at 3:39 PM on January 16, 2002


And then compare all that excess, greed, sloth, and avarice with her supposed generosity: she contributes to her child's pre-school, and to some children's coaching organization... one that her child is, undoubtedly, involved in.

How gross. Someone should grab her ass and haul it off down to a soup kitchen, a children's hospital, a cancer ward, and a women's shelter. Then smoke the bitch upside the head with a clue-by-four.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:01 PM on January 16, 2002


Mm, my favorite has to be the $65/hour security guards (3), in addition to home security provided by two carriers . . . all for the 3-year-old. Talk about expensive rent-a-cops!
posted by somethingotherthan at 6:15 PM on January 16, 2002


to be fair, her father is a billionaire or multimillionaire. I'm sure those security guards aren't just the mother's idea. and a child with parents that rich is a target for kidnappers, I guess....
posted by rebeccablood at 7:46 PM on January 16, 2002


This public divorce battle has to be killing Kirk Kerkorian -- he's a privacy nut of Howard Hughesian proportions. He never grants interviews and his companies are privately held and do not publish their phone numbers or addresses.

A few years ago for a newspaper column I tried to help a reader who wanted to write him a fan letter. When I called Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp., the holding company that owns a majority share in MGM Studios, it felt like I was calling the CIA. The employee who answered said, in a hushed voice, that telling someone their address was "not something we do."

As for the child support, Kerkorian was worth $5.7 billion in 1999. Why shouldn't his child and her mother get less than one tenth of one percent of that in yearly child support?
posted by rcade at 6:32 AM on January 17, 2002


I have been trying to find a picture of Lisa (just to satisfy my curiousity) since hearing of this case, with no success. Anyone have a link?
posted by Eric Lloyd NYC at 10:04 PM on January 20, 2002


"Kerkorian agreed to the marriage, but only on the condition that she agree to a divorce a month later, with no right to alimony." (last line of article)

What a magician! Any pictures of Lisa found? I'm still searching.
posted by Eric Lloyd NYC at 4:30 PM on January 23, 2002


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