[eOnline] Wife Hits Eminem with $10M Lawsuit.

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From: Adam Rifkin (adam@KnowNow.com)
Date: Tue Aug 22 2000 - 16:08:40 PDT

tom, think this was all carefully orchestrated to generate more
publicity to sell more albums?


I should download hi audio on mp3 and show the whole world how he...
oh, nevermind...

> Wife Hits Eminem with $10M Lawsuit
> by Mark Armstrong
> Aug 22, 2000, 5:00 PM PT
> The women in Eminem's life seem to have a lot in common: Both have
> love/hate relationships with the foul-mouthed rapper, and both are ripe
> targets for his frenzied lyrical assaults.
> Guess it only makes sense, then, that Eminem's estranged wife, Kimberly
> Mathers, made like the rapper's mother and filed a $10 million
> defamation lawsuit Monday against him, according to the Detroit Free
> Press.
> Less than a week after the multiplatinum-selling rapper (otherwise known
> as Marshall Bruce Mathers III) filed for divorce from his wife of 14
> months, Mrs. Mathers alleges in her suit that her husband is unfit for
> even partial custody of their 4-year-old daughter.
> She's also asking for $10 million, claiming he defamed her during
> onstage antics, and in the lyrics to his song "Kim," a tune that, as the
> suit claims, "depicts horrific domestic violence against the wife,
> resulting in her grisly murder."
> It's the same dollar figure that was requested by Eminem's mom, Debbie
> Mathers-Briggs, who sued her 27-year-old son last year, claiming he
> dissed her in songs and interviews. (She also filed another $1 million
> defamation suit against him earlier this month.)
> Eminem, meanwhile, is seeking joint custody of their daughter, in a
> battle that began very publicly in June. The rapper was arrested for
> allegedly pistol-whipping a man caught kissing Eminem's wife outside a
> Warren, Michigan, bar.
> According to Kimberly Mathers' complaint, the pair separated that day,
> and Eminem has spent only three nights at their Sterling Heights home
> since then. (He spent much of the summer traveling with Dr. Dre's
> all-star Up In Smoke concert tour.) Meanwhile, her lawyer, Neil Rockind,
> writes that Eminem "threatened to...evict her from the marital home and
> to leave her penniless," and cut off her American Express card.
> Em's manager, Paul Rosenberg, told the Free Press the charges are
> without merit, and the hip-hopster would "go to the mat" for joint
> custody of his daughter. "It changes the tenor. Em's not going to be
> happy with that," he said. "Everybody on our side wanted to keep things
> low-key and work things out amicably."


LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood actress Meg Ryan has returned to her actor husband Dennis Quaid following a three-month fling with ``Gladiator'' star Russell Crowe, Britain's Express newspaper reported on Saturday. The 38-year-old actress who starred in ``When Harry Met Sally'' and ``Sleepless in Seattle'' was reported to have described her affair with New Zealand-born Crowe as a ``dreadful mistake.'' Quaid, 46, has dropped the divorce action he filed last month after Ryan begged his forgiveness, the paper said. Ryan's affair with Crowe took off in London when they were filming the up-coming film ``Proof of Life.'' ``Meg wants Dennis to forgive her and for them to put their lives back together again,'' a friend of the couple said in the Express, attributing the affair to a ``crazy mid-life crisis.'' -- http://my.aol.com/entertainment/story.tmpl?table=n&cat=0308&id=0008180712212104

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