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L.A. Dodgers Owner: Jamie Never Wanted the Team

8/24/2010 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt claims his wife, Jamie McCourt, diabolically tried to strong-arm him into showing his love by giving her a piece of the team -- at the same time she was secretly consulting divorce lawyers.

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In Frank's legal brief, obtained by TMZ, the Dodgers owner maintains his wife signed over her interest in the team, in return for getting sole ownership of more than $100 million in homes. 

Frank claims in legal papers Jamie never wanted to buy the Dodgers in the first place.  According to Frank, Jamie felt buying the team in 2004 was a "risky business venture," because the Dodgers had been losing millions and the deal was insanely leveraged.

Frank says Jamie -- a lawyer who has drafted marital agreements herself -- was more than happy to sign the marital property agreement that gave Frank the team and gave her all the homes.  

But fast forward to 2008 ... the Dodgers became profitable while the value of real estate began plummeting.  According to the docs, Jamie came to Frank with a proposal:  "If we're going to be life partners, we're going to be business partners."  Frank says Jamie wanted him to give her half interest in the Dodgers but she would keep most of the homes herself.  Frank smelled a rat and said no. 

Frank claims Jamie was stricken with celebrity-itus and wanted a piece of the team, calling it "her ticket to become the mayor of Los Angeles, the Governor of California, and maybe even the President of the United States.  To create the fairytale of 'Brand Jamie,' she recognized she had to rewrite history."

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1.

serum    

Look at that picture. It's obvious what team she plays for.

1336 days ago
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HARRY NIPPLES    

If it walks like a man and talks like a man... just sayin'.

1336 days ago
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jackmama311    

she signed something then changed her mind, say it ain't so...

1336 days ago
4.

Bob    

They are both grade-A douchebags. Hope this goes on forever and they lose everything in lawyer's fees.

1336 days ago
5.

Sociopaths are Sad    

My heart aches for these rich people and their problems. Really. I feel terrible for them both. It's making me ill just thinking about their suffering. :(

How unfair that they should be made to suffer like this!! Can't someone help them out??!!!! Poor Frank and Jamie. How can this world go on with these two wonderful human being suffering so much?

SOB!!!

1336 days ago
6.

youdrink toomuch    

who cares?!

1336 days ago
7.

boz    

She's a harpy no talent whore who had nothing to do with the success of the Dodgers. I hope she dies and goes to a painfull hell where talentless whores are put in their place.

1336 days ago
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JLS    

He is simply not believable. She's no winner either.

I just have great difficulty believing anything that comes out of his mouth. It's all contrived and false.

1336 days ago
9.

Danielle    

I really don't believe a word he says especially after he tried to say the wrong exhibit got attached to the deal she signed. I just want to see these two pay some income taxes.

1336 days ago
10.

Cravin Morehead    

I can't believe anyone would actually marry this money-hungry skank. She's so fugly! She was rode hard and put up wet decades ago!!!

1336 days ago
11.

Fred Taylor    

How do you spell gold digger?? She is typical of the people that lead this country as mayor/governor/president.

1336 days ago
12.

gd45    

She sounds like your typical american gold-digger, feels like they are entitled to whatever they want even if they didn't help to earn it. Just because you spread your legs doesn't mean you deserve part ownership. I hope this whore ends up losing out on the team and he gets all the house's back too.

1336 days ago
13.

janet    

What does the legal paperwork say?

Gee, just another POLITICAL "MARRIAGE" JUST FOR SHOW.

1336 days ago
14.

Vote4me    

vote for me

http://madmencastingcall.amctv.com/browse/detail/LKS8G2

1336 days ago
15.

ManiacalZebra    

There's an easy way for them to stop fighting over money. Give it all to me. I'll put it to much better use than either of them would.

1336 days ago
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