Thursday, October 18, 2018

HOLY SEE WHAT? Pope Of Self-Promotion Meets Pope Of Catholic Church; Michael Moore Wings To Rome For Movie Promo Tour & Squeezes In Photo Opp With Pope Francis Just Days After New York Supreme Court Judge Issued Ruling Dismissing Former Wife Kathleen Glynn's Petition To Compel Divorce Arbitration In New York

“Moreover, the precise timing of Petitioner’s filing reveals her malice: she filed on September 6, 2018, the day of the world premiere of Respondent’s most recent film, Fahrenheit 11/9, on the opening night kick-off at the Toronto Film Festival.”

September 28, 2018
Michael Moore Verified Answer To Petition


On Wednesday, October 10, New York State Supreme Court Judge W. Franc Perry dismissed Kathleen Glynn's petition to compel arbitration in her 2014 divorce from director Michael Moore, and Moore celebrated his win yesterday, October 17, with a Vatican City victory lap . 

In her September 6, 2018 filing, Glynn alleged Moore was stiffing her on profits from their movie projects. 

“She was the driving force in the making of many of [his] films and other ventures in which Mr. Moore was the featured personality, dating back to their first big success, ‘Roger and Me’ (1989),” Glynn’s attorney Bonnie Rabin said in the petition. 

The suit claimed Moore walked away from a binding arbitration that was required to “flesh out the terms of an important provision in their property settlement.” 

Glynn’s petition sought an order to “compel arbitration” and directing that “the parties’ written agreement, as part of the 2104 agreement settling their Michigan divorce action” to engage in binding arbitration and a “written agreement naming retired New York State Supreme Court Justice Saralee Evans as the substitute arbitrator”. 

The agreement specified that the arbitration hearing would be conducted by Evans at her Manhattan law office beginning on February 15, 2018. 

In Glynn's petition, Rabin nailed Moore, asserting the “proceeding is brought because respondent, Michael F. Moore, realizing that he and his misconduct were exposed and looking for a “do-over”, has simply walked away from the ongoing arbitration process.” 

Moore, in opposing the petition, asserted that the Michigan Circuit Court would “retain jurisdiction of this action to enforce, but not to modify, alter or change, the executory provisions of this Judgement of Divorce, the Settlement Agreement and the Separate Contract and to enforce or vacate any arbitration awards made pursuant to the confidential arbitration provisions of the Confidential Settlement Agreement and the Separate Contract pursuant to Michigan law”. 

Moore and Glynn participated in arbitration in New York City for three days, from Thursday, February 15, 2018, to Saturday, February 17, 2018. 

In their respective court filings, Glynn and Moore disagreed as to why the arbitration did not continued before Justice Sara Evans,

On March 30, 2018, Moore submitted to Justice Evans a “Motion to Close or Terminate Proofs”, and on April 30, 2018, Glynn’s attorney submitted an opposition. 

On June 8, 2018, Justice Evans denied Moore’s motion. 

On June 29, 2018, Antrim County Court Probate and Family Court Judge Norman R. Hayes, who’d presided over the Glynn/Moore divorce in 2014, signed an issued an Ex Parte Sealing Order that Moore contended was “expressly provided for in the Confidential Settlement Agreement of July 18, 2014. 

Glynn did not object to the Sealing Order or file an appeal in Antrim County. 

On July 19, 2018, Moore filed a “Motion Regarding Arbitration” in Antrim County, seeking to have the Michigan Circuit Court retain jurisdiction. 

Although that motion was scheduled to be discussed during a hearing on October 9, 2018, the public records for the Glynn/Moore divorce remain sealed, preventing any inquiry into its outcome. 

Moore carped that Glynn had “commenced this special proceeding to evade and preempt the jurisdiction of the Michigan Circuit Court” where Moore’s July motion for relief was pending. 

In addition, Moore alleged that Glynn was seeking “a rushed decision from this Court to preempt an unfavorable ruling in Michigan” and to “try her luck in a new venue”. 

Moore also criticized Glynn’s September 6 petition timing in his September 28, 2018 response, although his own repertoire is replete with craven PR stunts: 

“One hour after Petitioner filed her Petition, Page Six of the New York Post published an “Exclusive” story detailing Petitioner’s baseless claims and highlighting inflammatory information that Petitioner included in her papers solely for publicity. Had Petitioner sought relief in Michigan, the only appropriate forum for the parties to seek enforcement of their agreements, she could not have fed her allegations to the press.” 

That’s rich, coming from a guy who just wrapped himself in the Vatican City flag! 

You know what they say: religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel. 

And although Glynn's petition was dismissed, her October 3 response to Moore's September 28 filing punctured one of Moore's more enduring myths: that he's a humble soul who resides in Northern Michigan's Traverse City.

According to Glynn’s October 3, 2018 response to Moore's September 28 filing, Moore’s “opposition is based on one false or deceptive premise after another.” 

Glynn stated that Moore asserts “this dispute is between parties who reside in Michigan.” 

Chez Moore, New York City
Not true, according to Glynn. In fact, she states “Mr. Moore is a resident of New York City, residing primarily in a penthouse apartment—actually, three penthouse apartments—on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.” 

Revealing that “Moore resides at (redacted) West 83rd Street, Units L, M and N, New York, New York 10024”, Glynn also states that “Mr. Moore’s tax returns for 2014, 2015 and 2016 as a single filer state that he is a resident of New York.” 

Moore, who recently slammed Glynn's lawsuit as part of a “smear campaign”, has apparently lost some of his box office mojo.

Grosses for his recent release,“Fahrenheit 11/9”, which features a view of Donald Trump's commodious ass on its one-sheet, have tumbled in recent weeks.

And with the upcoming Traverse City Film Festival/Boston Light & Sound civil lawsuit, the Festival's ongoing financial problems, and the controversy surrounding the departure of former Festival director Deb Lake, Moore may need more than help from the Vatican.

I'd recommend a novena to the Infant of Prague.

Ask and you shall receive.