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Belly dancing woman stripped of divorce settlement

Belly Dancer : Silence Of The Nile

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A woman who claimed she was disabled has been stripped of her divorce settlement after her ex-husband spotted online pictures of her belly dancing.

Dorothy McGurk, who said she was unable to work because of injuries from a 1997 car accident, was being paid $850 (£520) a month in maintenance for life.

But after finding images on a blog of his 43-year-old ex-wife gyrating, Brian McGurk took her to court.

A New York judge ruled her alimony should be cut to $400 a month.

Richmond County Supreme Court ordered the Staten Island woman to pay her ex-husband’s legal fees.

Mr McGurk, who separated from his wife several years ago, was also awarded 60% from the sale of their former home.

His former spouse had posted online about dancing vigorously for several hours every day.

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This post was written by Mark Keenan. Editor of the Divorce Online Blog and Managing Director of Online Legal Service Ltd. Mark has been writing about divorce and related subjects for over 20+ years and is an expert in legal marketing.

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