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    Default It just got nastier: Madonna and Guy Ritchie to have staff testify in divorce

    Madonna's divorce from Guy Ritchie has taken a sudden acrimonious downturn with them both demanding their army of household staff to testify against the other.

    Domestic and business staff at the couple's properties in England and America are being asked to provide witness statements about their two bosses by their respective legal teams.

    The couple are preparing to slug it out in court over residence of two of their children Rocco, seven and adopted David Banda, three.


    Madonna and Guy Ritchie are both battling to get their staff to testify against each other during the bitter court battle

    Madonna feels they should live with her and daughter Lourdes, 12, in New York. Guy wants them to be privately educated and live with him in London and at the couple's Wiltshire estate, Ashcombe House.

    Guy's argument is that Madonna should not be considered the children's primary carer simply because she rarely cared for them - that nannies and other looked after them while Madonna pursued her career.

    Guy claims that especially in recent months, in the run up to Madonna's world tour, when nannies were not caring for the children, he would be.

    He is also hoping staff will confirm his wife became increasingly erratic and volatile and would erupt into furious rages if things did not go her way.

    If he was ever late or had to change or break an arrangement, for example, Madonna would lose her temper and hurl a torrent of abuse at him.

    Guy is expected to claim that Madonna became increasingly unpleasant over the adoption of a further girl from Malawi, Mercy James, and was furious over the kiss and tell publication of a book by her brother Christopher Ciccone.

    Madonna also grew annoyed by his continued friendship with his ex girlfriends, especially Tania Strecker despite her now being married.

    She also questioned him over a leading lady in one of the films he directed despite them only having a professional relationship.

    Guy also hopes domestic staff will be able to chronical how Madonna was too controlling over the children's macrobiotic diet and banning them from watching TV and reading newspapers.


    Madonna on the other hand is also taking witness statements from staff which she hope will illustrate that Guy was 'emotionally distant', and at times inappropriate in his language and behaviour around the children.

    She hopes the statements will help her counter-argument that Guy too was only concerned about the advancement of his own career at the detriment of time spent around their children.

    'The entire way they wanted the children brought up was different', said a source.

    'Each would constantly pick holes in the way the other one over it.'

    Madonna claims Guy would occasionally swear within earshot of the children and on occasion, would roll home quite drunk from being out drinking with friends.

    'Madonna is searching high and low for evidence to support the claim that Guy was a bad father in order to support her case that the children should live with her in New York.

    'Basically the gloves are off and while it might have looked quite an amicable split a couple of weeks ago, they are now throwing huge resources into trying to destroy one another to get residence of the children,' said the source.

    Madonna is understood to believe that Guy is only pushing so hard on the residence of the children to strengthen his financial position. If he wins residence with him,

    Madonna will, afterall, have to pay him substantial maintenance. She also feels if he wins residence, he will use it 'as a bargaining tool' to win a greater lump-sum settlement.

    Guy is currently in line for between 10m and 15m plus property.

    Madonna has already offered Guy 5 million extra to dictate to Guy the access to the children.

    Madonna has also informed her lawyers that if the marriage ever faltered, she had had a verbal agreement with Guy that she would take full custody of all their children.

    The Mail has also learned that Madonna's legal team have been hard at work gathering evidence about Guy.

    One source said last night that Madonna's legal team have a 'killer piece of evidence' that, if presented, would force Guy's hand towards settling out of court over money and custody very swiftly.

    Said a source: 'Over the weekend, Madonna's mood on this changed and she suddenly become very confident. She feels she has a piece of evidence that when presented will make Guy settle fast. Whether this is the case, or simply her lawyer posturing remains to be seen'
    Madonna performs as part of her Sticky and Sweet tour in Montreal Wednesday,

    Madonna performs as part of her Sticky and Sweet tour in Montreal last week

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    That's all she has on him? Good lord she is something else. It sounds like the kids are not allowed to much fun with Madonna in charge.

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    "Guy claims that especially in recent months, in the run up to Madonna's world tour, when nannies were not caring for the children, he would be."

    WTF does he want, a gold star for doing what most of us do with our kids, parent them? Jeez Louise.

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    She must have a picture of him in a tutu getting fucked with that strap on she bought when they went to that sex store together awhile back.

    Not even a big drinker, but I think if I lived with Madge I might need to knock back a few on a regular basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baked_tater View Post
    "Guy claims that especially in recent months, in the run up to Madonna's world tour, when nannies were not caring for the children, he would be."

    WTF does he want, a gold star for doing what most of us do with our kids, parent them? Jeez Louise.
    There's nothing wrong with what he said here. He wants to ensure that he gets time with them. Anyone else in his situation would probably have said something too.

    Frankly, why should the mother get custody if she isn't even looking after the children in the first place?

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    I think that Guy may get a good chance in getting 50/50 custody - although Madge has more money. The divorce is going through the UK courts and with his links - I bet he has more influence which will count more than the money aspect.

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    Well, what's the killer evidence that her attorneys allegedly have?? Lets find that out!

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    Didn't Madonna ban Christmas in their household too? What a grinch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    Well, what's the killer evidence that her attorneys allegedly have?? Lets find that out!
    I doubt any of this "evidence" is true, or even that horrible. I was listening to NPR where this was a brief topic on one program, and even the people on NPR are on Guy's side here.

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    Madonna is understood to believe that Guy is only pushing so hard on the residence of the children to strengthen his financial position. If he wins residence with him,
    I don't believe this. He just doesn't want his son to be completely raised by that freaky hag. Madonna must have hid just how much of a controlling nut job she was before Guy married her. I feel sorry for those kids, especially David. Good thing they didn't adopt another one in this mess.


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    ^^she's only 50, she can adopt another 2 or 300......it all depends on how many accents she can fake.....

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    For a woman that was married before, had a child before she married Guy, and is supposedly a control freak - this is one major cockup.

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