Did Alimony Kill Robin Williams?

henrymakow.com — August 13, 2014

Robin Williams. Click to enlarge

Robin Williams. Click to enlarge

While the media focuses on “addiction” and “depression,” Robin Williams may have been brought down by an ailment just as insidious, male-punitive divorce laws in California, instituted by the marriage-hating Illuminati ruling class. Why would any man marry under these circumstances? (See W’s comment below)
Excerpt from The Mail Online
His publicist revealed the star had been ‘battling severe depression of late.’
Robin also admitted that he was troubled by his finances. He was reportedly forced to pay $30million during his 2008 divorce from his second wife Marsha Garces, the film producer who is mother to his last two children, and first wife Valerie Velardi.
Robin admitted he returned to TV after nearly three decades because two divorces have left him short of cash. The comic’s breakups cost him £30million and he claims to need a ‘steady job’. He was also selling his $30 million California ranch due to his sizeable alimony payments.
Williams said: ‘Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it “all the money”, but they changed it to “alimony”. ‘It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet.’
His marriage to Valerie Velardi ended in 1988 after the pair had been together for 10 years. The actor then wed his son’s nanny Marsha Garces with whom he stayed for 19 years and had two children with. The couple divorced in 2008. Williams is now married to graphic designer, Susan Schneider.
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From Radar Online: “Had Serious Money Worries; The Pressure Was too Much”

Robin Williams’ tragic death at age 63 came as a shock to the world who knew him only as a lovable comic figure. But a source close to the Mrs. Doubtfire star tells RadarOnline.com that in addition to his addiction struggle, the actor recently confided to a family friend that he had “serious money troubles,” and was worried about his family’s financial security.
According to a family friend who had spoken to Williams recently, “All he could talk about were serious money troubles. There were clearly other issues going on and Robin sounded distant during the telephone conversation. Robin was known for being so generous to his friends and family during the height of his success, and would help anyone out that needed it.”
Williams with Sarah Marie Geller in the Crazy Ones, cancelled after one season. Click to enlarge

Williams with Sarah Marie Geller in the Crazy Ones, cancelled after one season. Click to enlarge

“There was also frustration that Robin expressed at having to take television and movie roles he didn’t want to take, but had to for the paycheck,” the source said, referencing his recently announced decision to film Mrs. Doubtfire 2. “Doing sequels was never Robin’s thing, and he wasn’t that excited at having to reprise the role of Mrs. Doubtfire, which was scheduled to start filming later this year.”

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