Friday, August 15, 2014

Alimony contributed to suicide

The late Robin Williams had personal problems:
Robin Williams will return to TV after nearly three decades – because two divorces have left him short of cash.

The comic’s breakups cost him £20 million and he claims to need a ‘steady job’. He is also selling his £20 million California ranch due to his sizeable alimony payments.[...]

The 62-year-old, said: ‘Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it “all the money”, but they changed it to “alimony”.

It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet.’
The joke is that it is a contraction of "all his money". There is also a story that he had Parkinson's disease, so divorce probably isn't the main story. CH quotes this and rants:
If America is fated to be a post-Malthusian, r-selection reproductive free-for-all, then let it be in every way. That means, women are cut loose from the male alimony and child support teat to fend for themselves and accept the consequences of their decisions. Relying on men for support, pre- and post-marriage, is a luxury afforded K-selection societies, and that luxury comes with certain duties that modern women have largely chosen to abandon. If justice is fair and not wholly rigged against the interests of men, the divorce rape culture will be dismantled and an ex-husband’s life may be saved.
Williams starred in Mrs. Doubtfire, as I remarked before:
I happened to watch two big divorce movies on cable TV channels last week, Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

These movies must have been made by people who experienced a nasty divorce. Otherwise, the stories are not very plausible. Particularly hard to take, in both movies, is the attitude of the wife/mother in seeking child custody, and the action of the family court in ignoring the merits of the father's case.
Williams is a pathetic character in the movie. Apparently he was about to make a pathetic sequel:
Robin Williams resented having to do a second Mrs Doubtfire film but felt compelled in order to keep money coming in, a close friend of the actor has told the Telegraph.

Williams, who had been working on four projects when he was believed to have taken his own life this week, was said to have been dreading making more films as they “brought out his demons”. …

“Robin had promised himself he would not do any more as he invested so much in his roles that it left him drained and particularly vulnerable to depressive episodes,” the friend told the paper.

“He signed up to do them purely out of necessity. He wasn’t poor, but the money wasn’t rolling in any more and life is expensive when you have to pay off two ex-wives and have a family to support.”


Take The Red Pill said...

It is VERY interesting and 'telling' that NONE of this information was mentioned at all by the lamestream media. No mention at all of his financial problems caused by the two divorces, or the psychological problems he would experience while having to do films because he needed to keep the money rolling in so he could keep paying his alimony.
I now consider him another victim of the 'silent matriarchy' controlling the media, the government, and the legal system.

I wonder how ex-Python John Cleese is doing? (After two divorces and huge alimony payments, the fool got married a third time a few years back...)

Anonymous said...

Been there. Alimony gets locked in so to speak and is almost impossible to change even if your life circumstances change. There is always the assumption by the court that you will always have the income. You may make a million a year one day be told you have to pay half in alimony. Years later you may only make half a mill but you will still be paying your alimony and you will find yourself broke.

Its all part of the "You owe me" mentality of our country today.