A Woman Loses Her Disability Settlement When It’s Clear She Can Work . . . Thanks To Photos of Her Belly Dancing Online
Three years ago, Brian and Dorothy McGurk of Staten Island, New York, got divorced. Dorothy said Brian needed to pay alimony because she was injured in a car accident in 1997 that left her too injured to work.
The courts agreed, and Brian was ordered to pay Dorothy $850 per month, every month, for LIFE.
That sweet, sweet deal just IMPLODED on Dorothy . . . because Brian was searching online and found that Dorothy WASN'T too injured to work. In fact, she was working NIGHTLY as a BELLY DANCER.
And she was dumb enough to keep a BLOG about it, posting updates almost every day, with photos of herself dancing.
She'd even write things that totally contradicted her injury claims like, quote, "Today as I danced myself silly, I lifted my head and elongated my neck as I swirled around. And then it happened, I got really, really high."
Brian and his lawyer presented the blog to the judge. She called Dorothy in. Dorothy told her that a DOCTOR had PRESCRIBED the belly dancing as a treatment for her injuries. The judge called in the doctor. He had not.
And Dorothy was hit HARD. The judge stripped her of the $850-a-month . . . ordered her to pay all three years back . . . also ordered her to pay Brian $5,000 plus interest for lawyer's fees . . . AND awarded the couple's house back to Brian
credit goes to the New York Daily News