Woman's Divorce-By-YouTube Is 'Scary New Step'

A New York woman involved in a divorce battle spilled secrets about her husband, his family and their intimate life in a "scary, new step" in user generated content, attorneys said.

Tricia Walsh-Smith can be watched on YouTube lashing out at her husband, Broadway executive Philip Smith, in a teary and furious clip that has been viewed more than 150,000 times.

Local 6 reported that lawyers can't think of another case like Smith's and are calling it a "scary, new step." During the video, Walsh-Smith goes through their wedding album on camera, accuses her husband of trying to evict her out of their apartment, and even makes embarrassing claims about their intimate life. Her lawyer said she acted out of passion and is a "victim who is holding her head up," though he wasn't representing her when she made the video.

Her husband's lawyers say they're "kind of appalled."

Other divorce experts said the video will likely come back to haunt her. They said the clip probably won't help her in front of a judge.

View: Local 6 New York

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"They said the clip probably won't help her in front of a judge"

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, YA THINK??????

The only SMART thing I heard in the video was in the beginning where she says,
"I'm the biggest f'ing idiot in the world".
She could have stopped there and most people would have thought she was brilliant!

(naap51stang said @ #14)
The only SMART thing I heard in the video was in the beginning where she says,
"I'm the biggest f'ing idiot in the world".
She could have stopped there and most people would have thought she was brilliant!

I agree with you. :cheeky:

The other problem is that she says that she and her husband live in New York. New York is an unusual state in that its divorce law is fault based. Many states (e.g. Florida, Pennsylvania - - ) have no fault divorce laws (ok, technically Pennsylvania has both). See, e.g., No Fault Divorce.

The bottom line is that regardless of the jurisdiction, one or both parties eventually go into this type of utter nonsense (bashing the other spouse for this or that).

What she needs is a competent attorney (which I imagine she already has - - no offense Counselor), to go in an bust the prenuptial agreement (or post/ante-nuptial agreement. No agreement/contract is entirely iron-clad. A friend of mine told me once that she drafted a prenuptial agreement for a client - - and then busted the agreement several years later when the parties divorced.

But dragging the marital problems out on to YouTube accomplishes nothing.

So classy.

is a "victim who is holding her head up,"

Hmm, that's one way of looking at it. Another way might be that she's making a complete fool of herself to the entire world, and trying to fight a legal battle with emotion.

(XerXis said @ #12.1)
eeerrrr, no, why do you think sex has anything to do with the legal status of a marriage


well I could be wrong but I believe in many southern states and maybe other states as well, their are still laws on the books that say if the marriage isn't consumated it isn't valid. It's like laws that technically say it's illegal to perform oral on a partner. they are there but never really enforced. I don't know how NY does it though.

Not to mention that she can now be sued for libel if anything she said in her rant isn't true. (And the more people watch it the more likely that will occur.)

Power to her. Thrawn approves.

People should be more careful getting in to and out of relationships. Also, they should rise above their pathetic animal nature and learn what love is.

Jeez, I clicked through to the article hoping for more, but it was just verbatim what I'd read already. Where are the 'quoted from' tags?

LOL,,,Taxi is waiting!....just leave the key on the kitchen table. One Heather Mill's is enough for this Century.