Dias Griffin admits in her new court filing that she has net assets of about $50 million before tax liabilities. But that's not enough "to support the children in accordance with the standard of living" that their father established for them, she said.
From an item about the divorce, published in July:
The Griffins celebrated their marriage in 2003 at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris in a two-day extravaganza featuring singer Donna Summer and the Cirque du Soleil, where the entire wedding assemblage was treated to an aerial act “involving people attached to large helium balloons,”
As a psychologist, this is the kind of situation I dread.
The divorce of millionaire money manager Anne Dias-Griffin and her husband, Chicago billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, has recently been the subject of several stories in the press. It was previously revealed that Mrs. Griffin is challenging the validity of a prenup she signed, maintaining that she signed it under intimidating duress, when it was presented to her shortly before the couple's wedding. As you might expect, Mr. Griffin denies that this is the case.
Today, The Chicago Tribune is reporting on legal maneuvers surrounding the admissibility of information related to a consultation with a psychologist that occurred just two days before the couple's 2003 wedding.
Though it isn't made clear in the article, Ken Griffin may have had an ongoing professional relationship with the psychologist, while Dias-Griffin may have seen the psychologist alone or together with Ken Griffin shortly before the wedding and on more than one occasion after the wedding.
Ken Griffin's attorneys have argued in a filing that the information is inadmissible because Mr. Griffin is protected by therapist-client privilege. Privilege refers to the client's control over privacy in the clinical relationship. A clinician is not permitted to reveal anything about the therapeutic relationship, not even the existence of the relationship, without the express permission of the client.
American citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been freed from detention by the North Korean government and are returning to the United States, the U.S. government said on Saturday.
Bae is an Evangelical Christian who set up a tourism company that arranged missionary visits to free economic zones in North Korea. He was convicted on a number of charges including plotting to overthrow the North Korean government.
Well maybe that's so, especially if religious proselytizing includes a long range goal of undermining the regime. It's also possible that his intent was more limited.
Matthew Todd Miller tore up his tourist visa and requested political asylum immediately upon entry into North Korea. The North Koreans claimed that this was a ruse to gain entry with the intent to expose human rights violations. Sounds like a harebrained scheme, but it's possible.
Whether or not either man did what he's accused of doing, and regardless of how worthy the goals, it seems like a bad idea to do anything other than smile, follow the rules, and keep your mouth shut about the NK government before and during any tourist visit. And maybe it isn't a great idea for an American to visit at all.
I'm a bit irked by people who unnecessarily put themselves in positions that become complications for those charged with implementing US foreign policy, regardless of motives. Good motives can have terrible unintended consequences.