Monday, June 17, 2024

Jerry Hall Appears to Get What She Wants in Rupert Murdoch Divorce, Applies for Dismissal of Case


Jerry Hall will never be anyone’s Beast of Burden. The mother of four of Mick Jagger’s children has asked a Los Angeles court to dismiss the divorce petition she filed five weeks ago against aged right wing publisher Rupert Murdoch.

Hall has evidently reached a settlement out of court with Murdoch. If he hadn’t caved to her demands, Murdoch’s finances would have been splashed all over the place in open court.

There would have been a lot of press attention except in publications he owns, like the New York Post. They have yet to report that Hall and Murdoch even separated.

It does seem like Murdoch’s adult children pushed ol dad to dump Hall before they would have to deal with her in his estate. They were married six years. Now Hall presumably will be set for life without having to ask Mick Jagger for help. So it all worked out. Murdoch has so much money he won’t miss a few mil, not to mention a house or two.

Murdoch has been married a few times. He’s 91, so he could fit in a few more tries, at least one. His kids may miss Jerry since she was at least taking care of him, something none of them want to do.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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