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Jamie McCourt gets smacked down in her attempt to get more of that Dodgers money

Sep 10, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

Jamie McCourt

Back in October 2011 Jamie and Frank McCourt settled their dispute over ownership of the Dodgers. At the time it seemed like Jamie got a fairly decent deal. She got $131 million out of it despite the fact that her claims to true joint ownership of the team were somewhat tenuous and despite the fact that, at the time, all of Frank’s debts and the Dodgers’ debts — something on the order of $800 million worth — looked like a sale of the team wouldn’t bring anything close to a windfall. Heck, McCourt looked like he’d maybe — maybe — break even.

But then something hilarious happened: Frank sold the team for $2.15 billion, which was way, way more than Jamie or most other folks figured he’d get for it. When that happened Jamie went running back to court to try to reopen the settlement, claiming fraud and all sorts of other things, but really just wanting a bigger piece of all of that Dodgers money.

The judge ruled yesterday. Sorry, Jamie. From Bill Shaikin at the Los Angeles Times:

Jamie McCourt asked that the divorce settlement be thrown out, alleging Frank McCourt misled her about the value of the team and its assets. In his ruling, Gordon said there was “no credible evidence” to support those allegations and noted that Jamie McCourt had been involved in team and RSN valuations in her capacity as a high-ranking Dodgers executive.

When you think about it, Jamie did herself in. For a couple of years during the divorce fight, Jamie portrayed herself as a true co-owner and a wrongfully-fired Dodgers executive. She even argued for a long time that she actually wanted ownership of the Dodgers when it was all settled, not just a cashout. Then, to turn around and say that she was a mere babe in the woods when it came to complicated things like baseball teams and TV rights and that bad old Frank misled her about it all is pretty much the definition of chutzpah.

Frank McCourt is not my idea of a hero, but gee whiz, he’s got nothing on Jamie in the “can you believe this?” department.

  1. chalkruz1989 - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Looks more like James McCourt.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    I’m not sure how California handles these things, but I believe in NY State she would also be entitled to unemployment benefits of $405/week. So the deal is really even sweeter than the mere $131MM

  3. xpensivewinos - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Well, in all fairness it does look like she ran out of money half way through that sex change operation……..

    • jimatkins - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      Maybe this is from being on pain meds for a couple of days, but doesn’t she look kind of like Jerry Sandusky in drag? Look at the nose.

  4. HFS Richard - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Franks an idiot, but I never understood those rooting for Jamie.
    my understanding is she was fooling around on him and he caught her which lead to the divorce.

    she ended up with pretty much all other assets except the dodgers even when frank could produce docs showing that shouldn’t be.

    this is an example of two bad people going after each other on legal grounds that are tenuous at best.

    • apkyletexas - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      @HFS Richard – “Franks an idiot”

      Frank played everyone, including his wife and the courts, for fools, and then walked away with gazillions of dollars.

      Who is the idiot here? Like Mark Cuban once said, “When you sit down at the business table you always look for the sucker, and if you don’t see it – it’s you.” Everyone (judge, wife, MLB, Magic Johnson group) sat across from Frank looking for the sucker in the room, but they never realized it was them.

      • ilovegspot - Sep 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        Frank lost his wife and family. He also lost his life long dream of owning a Major League Baseball team. Sounds more like a sucker to me.
        In fact his wife had an affair with her driver and their kids are aware that this fact making for proud children and family. Both parents effed each other over, nice family legacy.
        Frank is a failed MLB owner that was kicked out of the ownership club and he is still the most hated man in LA over taking OJ.

  5. psly2124 - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Typical c**t

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    • HFS Richard - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:51 AM

      Is this how Jamie is supplementing her income?

  7. Old Gator - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    This is a classic case of two people who really deserved each other.

    • stex52 - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      Hell, 131 MM$ will probably not even do her nails for the next twenty years.

  8. tlow97 - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:53 AM


    • Old Gator - Sep 10, 2013 at 9:09 AM


    • El Bravo - Sep 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      yeah magnets bitch!

  9. henryd3rd - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    This is a woman who has a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. And she wants us to believe that she was duped by her ex husband? I’m sure she was represented by one of those high powered law firms as well as a respectable accounting firm to determine the team’s value and she wants us to believe she was duped?

    Come on girl? You like everyone else were shocked when the Dodgers were sold for over 2 Billion dollars. For fifteen years she was a practicing attorney, engaged in international and securities law in New York as well as in corporate, real estate, and family law in Boston. Now she wants to renegotiate that divorce settlement to get her greedy hands on more money. $131,000,000.00? How much does one need to live comfortable? Two homes and that money is tax free?

    The next time I look up greed in the dictionary I hope to see that woman’s face displayed prominently.

    • gibbyfan - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Henry —Great post…. So well put itcould have been the actual ruling from the court.

    • drone501 - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      you can also look up ugly and there she is.

  10. jm91rs - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    I don’t understand how Frank McCourt is not a hero to many. I’m currently trying to borrow against my house to get a parking lot. I hope to borrow against the parking lot to get some more stuff and eventually I’ll borrow against all of it to buy a baseball team. When they finally catch on and make me sell the team I’ll be a billionaire. I hope Frank is teaching business classes somewhere.

    • ilovegspot - Sep 10, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      But not marriage and family classes. When your wife screws you driver there are problems at home. I’m sure her sons are quite proud of mom and dad.

  11. weaselpuppy - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Can’t Understand Normal Thinking.

    • bigdicktater - Sep 10, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      You sir, are in the running for “Reply of the Week”. Thank you for your entry!

  12. yankeepunk3000 - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    she probally realized she got screwed when McCourt walked out with a blown up check of 2 billion. She got screwed big time and not in the good way like the driver used to do after every home game.

  13. mc1439 - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    I’d let her lick my bum….

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