In Bitter Divorce, Michael Moore Calls Superagent

Filmmaker accuses wife of causing them 'serious financial losses'

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 8, 2014 3:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – Talk about a high-powered breakup: Filmmaker Michael Moore plans to bring in superagent Ari Emanuel—the inspiration for Entourage's Ari Gold character—to help in his divorce trial next month, Fox News reports. Moore and Kathleen Glynn, his wife of 23 years, have tens of millions in assets to divvy up, including a luxury mansion and eight other properties in New York and Michigan. Moore even wants Glynn—a quilter with a quilting Facebook page—to list all of her quilts (with photographs) and say whether she ever had him followed by a private investigator, the New York Post reports.

The Smoking Gun goes over the 300 items on Moore's trial exhibit, including six news articles about the Michigan mansion that he claims Glynn turned into a money pit (one story dubbed it "Moore's $2M hypocrite house"). Moore claims she mishandled spending ("which caused us some serious financial losses"), forcing him to sign the checks from then on. Glynn, 56, has produced some of the 60-year-old filmmaker's documentaries, and they jointly own the Dog Eat Dog production company behind movies like Bowling for Columbine and Roger & Me—so there's a lot to divvy up. Neat factoid: Glynn notes in one filing that Moore was offered funding to make an anti-gun film after the Sandy Hook massacre, but court documents don't show how he responded.

On Sept. 6, 2009, director Michael Moore and wife Kathleen Glynn arrive for the premiere of the film "Capitalism: a Love Story" at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
Michael Moore and his wife Kathleen Glynn arrive for the premiere of the film "Capitalism: a Love Story" at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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