Mills Stiffs Fellow Amputee
Beatle's ex ignores pledge to pay for new legs
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted May 12, 2008 1:25 PM CDT
Heather Mills leaves the central London's Royal Courts of Justice, following the announcement of the judgment of her divorce with Sir Paul McCartney, Monday March 17, 2008. A judge has awarded Heather...   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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(Newser) – Heather Mills has reneged on a well-publicized promise she made to pick up the $20,000 tab for artificial legs for a Russian woman who lost her limbs in a train accident, the News of the World reports. After the photo op and documented promises 4 years ago, the 28-year-old mother was left to beg from a skateboard on the Moscow streets.

"Heather rang us and emailed us repeatedly with promises to pay for Maria's legs,” a British couple said of their attempts to help Maria Rybkina get new legs. "But every single promise she made fell flat."