Well, I asked Nikki to ‘say it ain’t so‘ regarding the rumors about her divorce settlement, and sure enough, she said it ain’t so! I have her in the palm of my hand.
But seriously, folks, in a rare public statement, Nikki Finke sent the following email to FishbowlLA:
Just to demonstrate how much untrue information is spread out there, I would like to correct the record about the personal information printed about me on Gawker.com and Mediabistro’s FishbowlLA. Yes, I was once involved in a 14-year relationship with Jeffrey Greenberg, son of M.R. Greenberg, that included marriage. But there was no “generous divorce settlement” because I never sought one. I only asked for, and received, $35,500 (easily confirmable with the District Court of Harris County, Texas). Why that figure? Because I made it clear I wished to pay back my parents for the cost of the wedding at The Pierre. I took no other money, property, equities, etc.. Needless to say, my divorce lawyer made me sign a piece of paper promising I wouldn’t sue him for malpractice. So please don’t portray me as a money-grubbing divorcee.
So, remember. Nikki Finke doesn’t not write for magazines because she’s rich. She doesn’t write for magazines because she thinks magazine editors are stupid.