What is it with the Beatles and their women? Many people have claimed that Yoko Ono led to the eventual breakup of the band. And now poor Paul McCartney is in a lengthy divorce case with his ex-wife.
Everyone associated with the couple has said that Mills is a star-chasing, money-grubbing leach who latched onto McCartney for money and fame, not love. Mills alienated many of McCartneyâ€™s closest friends with her rudeness and huge ego.
Now Mills is saying that sheâ€™s the victim. Itâ€™s pathetic, in my opinion. Sheâ€™s backing off because she realizes that Paul has a lot more support in the media than she will ever possess. Sheâ€™s been called out on her strong arm tactics and is now backpedaling at an alarming speed.
If everything that the press is saying about her is untrue, than why doesnâ€™t she sue for libel? She could clean up. The fact is, itâ€™s all true and the media has nothing to fear. Mills is exactly what many of us thought she was. No one is preying on her. In fact, if McCartney wasnâ€™t such a good person, all of the truth about their failed relationship would really get out, and sheâ€™d really be getting some serious negative backlash.
The woman can cry all she wants, but I donâ€™t see anyone running to her with a Kleenex. Itâ€™s a major case of what I call a â€œKarmatic snapback.â€ Mills created this situation and now wants to wriggle out of it because itâ€™s become uncomfortable. But, thatâ€™s not going to happen, so now sheâ€™s threatening suicide.
Mills is my douche bag of the month, hands down. I canâ€™t think of anyone more forgiving!
This appeared today on aol.com:
Heather Mills, estranged wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, says Britain's tabloid media drove her "close to suicide" and wrongly cast her as a gold-digger.
Mills appeared on British television on Wednesday to promote a campaign calling for a change in laws governing the media that would offer individuals greater protection, and asked viewers to visit Web site www.youcare.com to sign a petition.
"I've had 18 months of absolute abuse," Mills told GMTV in an interview during which she fought back tears several times.
"They've called me a whore, a gold-digger, a fantasist, a liar, the most unbelievably hurtful things.
"I've stayed quiet for my daughter. We've had death threats, I've been close to suicide ... I've had worse threats than a pedophile or a murderer, and I've done nothing but charity for 20 years," said Mills, 39.
GMTV said Mills appeared on the show at her own request.
Mills, who has a daughter Beatrice with McCartney, denied reports she had been offered a large financial settlement by the musician in what has become a bitter divorce battle.
"I have been offered nothing, OK?" she said.
"These figures are made up. 100 million (pounds), 50 million, 20 million ... How do you know if I even want any money? I'm 1-1/2 million in debt in lawyers' fees."
The former model and charity worker denied reports she was holding out for the right to sell the story of her marriage to McCartney, 65, in the future.
"It's rubbish. I could sell my story right now. I'm trying to protect Paul and our daughter." The couple married in 2002 and split after four years.
Mills said she had been the subject of 4,400 "abusive" articles and compared her situation to that of Kate McCann, the mother of missing girl Madeleine, and Princess Diana, who died after being chased by paparazzi.
"That is what we're doing as a nation, buying these newspapers," she told GMTV. "Every time you buy one of those you contribute to it. So force a change for responsible journalism."
She said the "hate campaign" whipped up by some tabloid media put her and her daughter's life at risk.
"That's why I considered killing myself, because I thought if I'm dead, she's safe and she can be with her father."
In a later television interview on BBC, Mills was asked: "Are you saying that Paul McCartney does not protect you and your child?" to which she replied: "I'm afraid not."
McCartney's spokesman had no comment on the remark.
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