On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The ex-husband is blunt on his blog about his ex-wife. He describes her as “terroristic,” mentally ill, fat and a lousy mother.
The angry blog, called The Psycho Ex Wife, attracted followers from St. Louis and across the nation. More than 200,000 visitors a month went to the site that so popular that it even began to feature advertising.
But a family law judge has shut the site down, at least temporarily. The ex-husband is challenging that legal order, arguing that it violates his right to free speech under the First Amendment.
The man’s story was shared recently by NBC, which quoted some scathing passages from the shuttered blog. Here’s a sample: “She’s on the precipice of 40 and probably looks all 50-years of it. Imagine if you will, Jabba The Hut, with less personality. She spends her time…drinking her days away bemoaning her victim status, when she isn’t stuffing the children with fast food, buying them toys, or pushing them towards the TV or computer.”
It’s not entirely surprising then, that the Pennsylvania man was taken to task by the family law judge in a recent child custody hearing. The former spouses share custody of their two boys, who are 12 and 10 years old.
The judge said the blog has escalated beyond “venting” and is now an expression of “outright cruelty.”
The judge noted that the couple’s children are being harmed by their father’s open bullying of their mother.
The judge asked, “Should I put [the children] with the man who is publicly browbeating their mother?”
Whether the judge’s order to shut down the site will be upheld is open to debate. Many observers think the judge overreached and the site will be resurrected.
But the judge might well be correct about the man’s relentless humiliation of his ex. The real harm is likely not to her, but to the children involved; a possibility he ought to consider before resuming his blogging.
Source: NBC News: “Dad behind ‘Psycho Ex Wife’ blog protests its shutdown” by Amy Robach: Aug. 9, 2011