In response to the bad press about him, Paul McCartney has replied, “There are certain things in life that are personal, and I think a relationship with a partner is intensely personal, and I prefer to keep it that way.” (BANG Media International). Does his lack of denial on this subject, render him guilty? I would like to say no, but I am thinking, “Hey bud, that reply is awfully vague. You sound guilty.”
Let us look at the facts (as reported by the media in the Paul / Heather Mills Divorce)
1. The Mirror reported that Linda McCartney left behind incriminating tapes that report abuse in paradise.
2. I have to ask, however, that if these claims were not true, then why did Paul purchase the tapes to keep them out of the public… ear? Sir Paul McCartney took legal action to prevent tapes of his first wife Linda’s audio diary being made public yesterday (26.10.06). femalefirst.co.uk
3. Paul’s divorce petition allegedly cites his wife’s ‘unreasonable behavior’ which included as being ‘argumentative’ and ‘rude to staff’.
4. Daily mail.co.up reports some of McCartney’s worst offenses as :
o Subjecting her to four violent attacks, including one in which he stabbed her in the arm with a broken wine glass.
o Continued to use illegal drugs and drink excessively, despite promises made before they married.
o Hurled abuse at his wife, calling her an ‘ungrateful bitch’.
o Tried to prevent her breastfeeding, saying: ‘They are my breasts.’
o Made her cancel a crucial operation because it interfered with his holiday plans.
In the face of her reports of spousal abuse on both herself and Paul’s deceased wife, many celebrities are stepping up to refute the claims such as being forced to crawl to the toilet at night because Paul would not allow her to use a bedpan. Kate Moss was interviewed by the sun and is “prepared to testify in court refuting Heather’s claims that she had to crawl to the toilet at night after Paul objected to her using a bedpan in the bedroom.” Apparently, Kate Moss has seen Heather Mills “jumping around like a f****** gazelle”. But wouldn’t you lose your hop at 2am? (Also, I rather agree with Paul on the No Bedpan thing. She could always use crutches after she took off her leg.) The Wonderwall hitmaker, Gallegher, who himself has passed through a nasty divorce with his ex-wife, Meg Matthews, is quite sympathetic towards McCartney, and says that he cannot believe he beat his wife, as claimed by Mills in media reports. The general UK public has also taken Paul’s side. Heather Mills is constantly referred to as a “female dog” in all the message boards, and it is obvious that 99% or the public would rather believe that she is evil than that The Great Paul McCartney ever hit her.
So who is telling the truth and who is lying? Could it be possible that they are actually equally matched? After all, stories are beginning to surface stating that Heather Mills’ past is not so squeaky clean. Her ex-husband claims that “Mills a “compulsive liar” and insists she is far more likely to resort to domestic violence than the singer.” (contactmusic.com) Of course you have to balance the fact that her Ex-husband probably has an axe to grind.
So how do we the public resolve this issue for ourselves? We don’t. This endless puzzle of who is to blame in celebrity breakups is just another momentary diversion from our own lives.