Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning director, is filing for divorce from his wife of 23 years, Kathleen Glynn. Moore has decided to bring some big Hollywood names to help his case, with film agent Ari Emanuel and literary agent Mort Janklow listed among the filmmaker’s witnesses. Moore’s films and books have been favorites of Connecticut readers for years.
The two Hollywood heavyweights are on Moore’s witness list to determine how tens of millions of dollars should be split between him and Glynn, another Flint, Michigan, native. Glynn served as producer for some of Moore’s most famous films. Emanuel and Janklow’s main purpose in this case would be to testify about the filmmaker’s earnings, his role in this country’s media culture, and the large amount of money that Glynn spent on building a mansion on Michigan’s Torch Lake.
Court documents that were posted on a website showed over 300 exhibits that will be in play for the case. Among the numerous exhibits are six stories that mocked the liberal provocateur’s support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. One writer even went so far as to call the filmmaker’s mansion a “$2M hypocrite house.” The former couple owns eight other properties in New York and Michigan.
In this high asset divorce, a judge will have to deal with complex asset division due to Moore’s numerous houses and high earnings. The judge will determine how an equitable division of the couple’s marital assets will take place. The lawyers on both sides will also have a big job due to amassing witnesses and examining financial information.
Source: Fox News, “Director Michael Moore enmeshed in vicious divorce“, June 08, 2014