Gay ex-governor’s custody battle turns ugly
Former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey exposed his five-year old daughter to nude photographs, according to his estranged wife Dina Matos McGreevey.
According to Associated Content, Matos McGreevey is seeking legal and primary residential custody of the couple’s daughter Jaqueline.
This would mean that the child would live with Matos McGreevey, and that she would have the right to make any decisions affecting the child.
She made the nude photo allegation in divorce papers filed last Thursday
The McGreeveys’ increasingly contentious divorce comes as Matos McGreevey prepares to release a tell-all book about her marriage to the gay governor.
McGreevey, 49, penned his own memoir, released last year.
In addition to the allegations that McGreevey exposed the child to erotic artwork, Matos McGreevey also alleges that during their marriage, McGreevey was notably absent at crucial times in the child’s life.
The former New Jersey First Lady says that when the child received an injury to her chin, and had to wait in the emergency room for over five hours, McGreevey was too busy to stop by the hospital to see his daughter, despite the fact that he passed by on a nearby highway on the way to a political function.
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Associated Press reports that Matos McGreevey accuses her husband of not shouldering his share of their daughter’s $995 monthly preschool tuition and exposing her to media during his book tour.
She also wants the court to prohibit Jacqueline from seeing the “life-size photograph of a nude male model” by artist Richard Renaldi.
McGreevey and his partner took down the photo from the master bedroom, Matos McGreevey said, but only after she threatened to withhold visitation.
McGreevey, a Democrat, served as the governor of New Jersey from 2002 to 2004.
In August of 2004, amid allegations of special treatment of a male friend, McGreevey made the dramatic announcement that he was gay live on television.
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