(Source) Harold Hamm, chief executive of oil driller Continental Resources who is embroiled in a bitter divorce, offered to pay his former wife $974.8 million, but she rejected a hand-written check delivered to her legal team, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Hamm’s offer to pay ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall immediately the full cash value of what he owes based on a November divorce ruling by an Oklahoma County judge was rejected, Hamm’s lawyer, Michael Burrage, said in an emailed statement. “Ms. Arnall, through her counsel, stated that they were rejecting the … payment because Ms. Arnall did not want to risk the dismissal of her appeal by acceptance of the benefits,” Burrage wrote.
Both Arnall, who was formerly Sue Ann Hamm and resumed using her birth name after the divorce, and Hamm have appealed the November divorce judgment. Appeals are set to be heard by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Reuters reported earlier. Arnall, a former Continental executive who was married to Hamm for 26 years, contends that her award of around $1 billion in cash and assets was inadequate and allowed Hamm to keep the lion’s share of a fortune her lawyers valued as high as $18 billion. Harold Hamm had already paid his former wife more than $20 million during the divorce proceedings. Hamm’s appeal contends that the $1 billion award was too steep. Hamm has lost billions tied to the value of his 68 percent stake in Continental in recent months, which his legal team blames on the sharp fall in oil prices.
Let’s throw out the fact that this woman turned down 1 billion dollars because she thinks she deserves more. That’s a story but not a surprising one. If you’re an oil baron and the words divorce come out of your wife’s mouth you’re FUCKED. I don’t care if its some gold digging crazy or your wife of 20 years, you’re fucked. That’s part of being an oil baron. All fun and games until your wife catches you fucking the secretary and asks for billions of dollars.
What is a story though is this guy just writing a billion dollar check (975 million) and plopping it on the table. How big of a power move is that? I can’t even imagine. Fuck when I write checks I usually do that thing where I write it, then immediately tell the person I’m giving it to that they need to wait at least a week to cash it. So basically the exact opposite of this. Dropping your nuts on the table and being like fine, you want my money, here’s a fucking BILLION dollars, won’t even notice it’s gone next time I go out with the boys and withdraw money from the ATM. That is the very definition of fuck you money.
Hey Harold, no offense, but she ain’t worth 975 million. Use your brain next time. Billion better provide you with a lifetime worth of awesome sex memories, bare minimum.