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Monday, October 08, 2012
October 8, 2012
“Former New York Gov. David Paterson
and wife separate”
According to the New York Post’s “Page Six” article,
“Ex-Gov Paterson, wife split,” former New York Governor David Paterson
and his wife Michelle Paterson are separated.
The New York Post “Page Six” reported that the couple
has been living in separate homes, for a couple of months, and they have
not officially filed for a divorce. According
to the New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett and Jonathan
Lemire’s article, “Former Gov. David Paterson and wife Michelle have
split after 19 years of marriage,” David Paterson’s friend stated that
he wasn’t surprised to hear that the couple had gone their separate
ways. Lovett and Lemire
quoted the friend as saying, “It’s been a long time coming. It’s just one of those things.
It’s unfortunate, it’s tragic, you pray for them-but it’s not
a surprise.” Michelle Paige
Paterson was asked about she and her husband’s separation.
Lovett and Lemire quoted her as saying, “it’s nobody’s
business.” The New York
Post’s “Page Six” reported that Michelle Paterson is searching
for a publisher to publish her tell-all book about her life as the former
Paterson became the governor of New York after a scandal forced his
predecessor, Eliot Spitzer, to resign.
Spitzer was accused of frequenting a high-end escort service,
Emperors Club VIP. The
scandal resulted in Spitzer having a short, less than two year, term as
the governor of New York. Due
to Spitzer’s scandal, questions began to arise about whether Paterson
would bring the same type of unwanted attention to the Office of the
Governor. Paterson sought to
ease any concerns the public had. So
he called a news conference to disclose his past indiscretions.
During the news conference, Paterson revealed that he and his wife
had sought love in the arms of another but managed to find their way back
to each other. But within two
years of his tenure as the governor, there were allegations of
situation involved a woman who accused Paterson’s top aide of beating
her. According to the New
York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett’s article, “Paterson told two
female aides to contact alleged domestic violence victim Sherr-una Booker:
Source,” Sherr-un Booker was dating Paterson’s top aide, David
Johnson. It’s alleged that
on the night of Halloween Booker and Johnson fought in their apartment.
There were also allegations that Paterson had a conversation with
the woman, which resulted in the charges being dropped.
Lovett stated that Booker did not attend her court hearing after
she spoke with Paterson. As a
result of Booker not showing up for her court hearing, the court dismissed
the case against Johnson. Paterson
denied the allegations.
incident occurred with a New York woman.
Marvin Scott, of WPIX, reported in his article “Source: Looming Paterson Scandal Involves Affair with New York
Woman” that Paterson was caught in the closet getting a little too
comfortable with a woman. Scott
reported that the source of the allegations was the “unhappy” wife of
Paterson’s aide. Scott also
reported that soon after the alleged incident, Paterson and his wife made
the decision to have the state police removed from the governor’s
mansion. Paterson and his
wife stated that the decision was the result of the couple wanting more
privacy. According to the New
York Post’s “Page Six”, the former governor and his wife have
one son, who is 18. Michelle
Paterson has an older daughter, from a previous marriage.
David Paterson is a political talk show host on WOR News Talk Radio
710. The show is called
“The Governor David Paterson Show.”
The show is aired Monday thru Friday, from 4PM to 6PM.