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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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16.

Tammy    

She's saying he agreed to give her SOLE owenership in $100 million in homes AND half the team? No way would a man with any business sense do that!! She's lying. I'm so sick of gold digging whores!!

1429 days ago
17.

Rayna    

I thought that was Denis Leary on the right.

1429 days ago
18.

David    

Like all stupid Ho's, she made a bad business decision!

1429 days ago
19.

Cynthia J    

Jesus H., how much money do these two need? This is a prime example of how greedy and sickening the rich are. Wake up America, it's time for a revolution.

1429 days ago
20.

Atillathegun    

Uh, Frank. Why did she even get any consideration to be a partner of the venture in the first place? Now I could see doing coke with her but letting her have an ownership in anything I have if I were you! No way. Sorry honey but it seems that I really don't love you that much.
Good luck cleaning up your mess Frank and since she is a lawyer, you will not escape with your 2 balls so say goodbye to one of them.

1429 days ago
21.

wil    

WHO CARES IF SHE EVER "WANTED" THE TEAM? Half is hers...regardless.

1429 days ago
22.

Tom    

Whatever happened to Jamie's boytoy? Perhaps Frank has a girltoy as well...why not, this is Hollywood! What you have here is two strong-headed individuals that just want more in the way of power. May the best lawyers win!

Unfortunately, the DODGERS demise continues. Distractions certainly play into the total scope of winning, and maybe next years things will look better for Angelenos.

Personally, in viewing the current situation, both are not financially able to own unless they get associated investors...money, to help out. Unless this happens, we may just see a new owner on the horizon.

1429 days ago
23.

Hanging to da lef    

Let her onto the field during batting practice and hopefully she'll take a line drive to the temple!

1429 days ago
24.

Freaks!    

When surgery is still being done on children without anaesthetic, I think this BIATCH should be pummelled into oblivion for her greed. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=27b_1280196277

1429 days ago
25.

Rick    

Sell the homes Jamie... stop being snobbie b*

$100 Million in homes + half the team? yeah right Jamie.

No one would believe that, she's blinded by anger, revenge, and bickering...

Just keep your devalued homes as you initially agreed.

You signed it. Enough said.

Leave the team alone.

Only way to make this dodger fan happy is if they sell the team.

This whole situation is poison, and it trickling down slowly.

1427 days ago
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