McGreevey Saga Over!


Finally! A New Jersey judge today ended the drama-filled marriage of Jim McGreevey and Dina Matos. The couple, of course, gained national prominence when McGreevey came out as a “gay American.” It was down hill from there.

In today’s ruling, Judge Karen Cassidy ordered McGreevey to pay his ex-wife $108, 000, half of his savings, and awarded Dina no alimony. The former Missus expected Jim to keep her in a First Lady-like lifestyle. Cassidy was not impressed by her sense of “entitlement.” Nor was she impressed with the couple overall, writing in her opinion, “The McGreeveys clearly had agendas. As previously addressed, their anger seemed to override any ability to testify credibly or to be reasonable.” She went on to describe Mr. McGreevey’s conduct and testimony as contradictory.

Jim and Dina have wracked up $498,000 and $525,468.66 in legal bills, respectively, while Cassidy concluded neither party was ultimately “successful.” Despite all this, Cassidy agreed to let the couple share undisclosed custody of their daughter, who will no doubt wrack up shrink bills in the near future.

Here’s the ruling and opinion, if you can stomach them.