T.J. Simers of the L.A. TIMES has some fun doublespeak from Jamie McCourt today, as she strikes out to defend her reputation against charges that she cheated on husband Frank and spent company money on a trip to France with her lover.
(Jamie McCourt: No denial that she cheated with Fuller)
“To read everything that’s been said is devastating, and my kids are pretty upset about it,” she says. “I want my kids to look back and say she took the high road. It’s hard, but that’s what I’m going to try and do.”
But in the previous paragraph, Simers writes,
Some of her advisors, who suggest there are things that maybe Frank would not want revealed, have been pushing her to fight back.
So Frank has skeletons too? Wonder where Simers got the idea to write that? Thank goodness Jamie’s taking the high road!
More from the piece:
Jamie was not only accused of cheating, but going to Israel and France with Fuller and billing the Dodgers. The trip took place after the McCourts separated.
“I went to the Maccabiah Games, which the Dodgers sponsored and which I paid for on my credit card,” she says.
“It was a trip planned for months and months. The ultimate irony is that we should have gotten reimbursed for business expenses. [Fuller] and someone else were employed as Dodgers security on the trip.”
Court filings use July 6 as the date when Frank and Jamie McCourt split, but she says, “I think the marriage was broken before then.”
Did the relationship with Fuller begin before July 6?
“I’m not ever going to talk about my private life, that’s craziness,” she says. “This is all a sideshow.”
Okay, so Jamie isn’t denying she took up Fuller as a lover before July 6 nor that she traveled to France with him on the team’s dime. Glad she straightened that all out for us.
Meanwhile, she indicates in the piece that Frank is somehow the reason her lawyers asked for $400,000 in monthly support. And when asked by Simers about various public relations gaffes by the team over the years, she blames Frank for every single one. Including their ridiculously over-the-top lifestyle.
Sure sounds like the high road to me!