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    News Former skater ordered to pay "husband"

    Former figure skater and model, 86, ordered to pay 'trophy husband' $157,000 in support


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    Is that a one time payment of 157,000 or a yearly payment?

    Any information on her as a skater? I haven't been successful in finding anything even though she is said to be a world class skater. What name did she skate under and what country did she represent?
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    “Now at 66 years of age, with a longtime economic dependency, the breakup of their relationship has caused Mr. Walker to be economically disadvantaged in terms of what he had been accustomed,” said Wong.
    Poor baby.

    I never bought the argument that someone is entitled to be rich all his life just because he "became accustomed" to being rich.

    He lived a comfortable life style because he was the escort of a rich lady. Now he is not the escort of a rich lady. Life's little ups and downs.

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    So there really are vampires in real life.

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    On a more positive note: going by the picture, she's still a beauty at 86!

    Do you suppose she could be Valerie Moon? The article says she was married three times and her last husband's name was Brown. Fortune need not be her maiden name.

    The lady in the article was born in England and would have been about twenty years old in 1947. Valerie Moon, I believe, came in second to Cecilia Colledge in the 1947 and 1948 British Professional skating championships. Here she is showing her dogs a few years later..

    http://www.britishpathe.com/video/do...ics-share-this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icey View Post
    Is that a one time payment of 157,000 or a yearly payment?

    Any information on her as a skater? I haven't been successful in finding anything even though she is said to be a world class skater. What name did she skate under and what country did she represent?
    I'd guess she skated for England & was born in 1926. There were no World championships held between 1940-46 because of the War. So she was either young or older when she competed? I've never heard of her. Ask John Nicks?

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    Poodles dressed up in hilarious outfits and an 86 year old woman threatened with a sex scandal? Got to love the figure skating boards

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    Ask John Nicks?
    Haha, yeah, he would totally know who she is! Though I think Mathman has been a formidable sleuth as well.
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    Mathman, Valerie Moon married a Barnes and after that went under the name Valerie Moon-Barnes.


    I emailed the paper and asked if they could provide information about Valerie Fortune Brown's skating career. If I get a response, I will, of course, share with you.
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    Biographical Information from Court Reco

    The Respondent Valerie Fortune Brown was one of two children in a family raised in England. Her English parents provided a comfortable standard of living. She was educated in a girls private school. She later became a world class figure skating champion, performed professionally in ice follies and was also employed as a model for art sculptures.

    [12] She was first married to a Mr. Mant, an electrical engineer in Montreal, had 5 children with him and later divorced him, taking the two youngest children with her but leaving the three older ones with Mr. Mant. They remained on amiable terms until Mr. Mant’s death shortly after his 90th birthday.

    [13] Her second husband was James Brown, a successful chartered accountant and businessman in Vancouver. It was a second marriage for both of them. They had no children from this union. Mr. Brown retired in 1975 and the Browns moved to Sechelt, living on a substantial piece of waterside property with a large house. During their retirement, they travelled frequently. The Browns were married for 24 years when Mr. Brown died in 1994. The Respondent was left with her husband’s estate which consisted of an investment portfolio of assorted stocks and bonds held in a private holding company called Yakoun Investments (Yakoun). Yakoun’s holdings together with a shareholder loan were worth over $5,000,000. Ms. Brown also inherited a retirement income fund, then worth 1.3 million dollars. Her home on Yacht Road, named Val Paradiseo by the Browns, had an appraised value of 1.6 million dollars.

    [14] After her husband’s death, the Respondent lived alone in her large house.

    http://www.bcjustice.com/index.php?o...08&Itemid=1208



    Pictures of Valerie Mant

    http://www.tacomasportsmuseum.com/vi...t5/e50123b.htm

    http://www.tacomasportsmuseum.com/vi...t5/e50217b.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icey View Post
    ....She later became a world class figure skating champion, performed professionally in ice follies ....
    It means in effect: She later became a professional figure skater.

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