He’d already paid some money to Jenny, as well as “a variety of different expenses”; it really seemed unnecessary to him that he should have to pay So anyway, long story short, we got into a tug of war, back and forth, on whether I owed or I didn’t owe.
Long story short, she threatened several times to take me to court.
It was the responsibility of the managing partner and I had presupposed, as did every other member of the — the — the family partnership, that he had taken care of this.
He’d also made a name for himself as a fierce critic of President Bill Clinton for his extramarital affair, which Sanford said at the time, in justifying his vote to impeach the president, was “reprehensible” and “very damaging stuff,” and called on Clinton to resign because “I think it would be much better for the country and for him personally.” Irony is so ironic, isn’t it?
Despite being “squeezed” and “cheap,” once Jenny sought the court’s intervention to enforce the terms of their agreement, Mark somehow managed to find the money and paid up “almost immediately.” Imagine that. Cate determined, based on Mark’s failure to make all required payments: The evidence does show that at the time when the payment was made — was due, you did have the funds to do that.
It was for this very reason that Jenny once again sought the court’s assistance to enforce that part of the Sanfords’ agreement that “the property will be insured at a reasonable level to satisfy liability claims.” Jenny had agreed to Mark’s proposal that in lieu of a full cash payment, as ordered by the court — since he was so “squeezed” at the time of their divorce — she would accept a stake in the family farm.
But she had not anticipated what a financial risk that would be, even though both deaths had occurred prior to her acceptance of this arrangement.
“You know I’m really squeezed for cash,” he told her.
He no longer had his cushy job as South Carolina’s governor, and had somehow failed to rake in the dough on the Conservative Talking Head Circuit, perhaps because no one was all that interested in anything the disgraced ex-governor had to say. The voters of South Carolina’s 1st congressional district got over their disappointment quickly enough, though, in the 2013 special election, when Mark ran on a Tea Party-endorsed platform of being a “fiscal conservative,” a reputation he’d first earned when he started his political career in the House in 1994, ranked by the Cato Institute and other conservative groups as the House’s most fiscally conservative member.For a number of reasons it is important to me that there be insurance there. And most of the financial burden is on — all of the financial burden of raising those children is on me.And understanding as I do, sometimes liability issues, I — I — I want to make sure that if there is any liability that arises from activities there, that nothing can come back after me and the assets that I have for me and my children, or in any way harm my ability to raise those children sufficiently going forward.According to the 79-page transcript (certain small portions of which are redacted) of a March 14, 2012, hearing in the Family Court of Charleston, South Carolina, the former S. governor and current congressman was found in contempt of court for violating the terms of the Final Order and Decree of Divorce of March 18, 2010, a court-approved agreement with his ex-wife.Jenny filed this particular court action — one of several she filed and continues to file, including the most recent one requiring Mark to appear in court on Monday — because she believed Mark had violated several terms of their agreement: He had repeatedly failed to pay his child support; he had failed to obtain liability insurance for the Sanford family “farm,” the Coosaw Plantation, where there was a pattern of children drowning on the property, resulting in wrongful death suits against various members of the Sanford family; and he had failed to abide by certain restrictions on what the Sanford children were and were not allowed to do while in Mark’s care at the Coosaw Plantation.and the Sanford Family Partnership, which owned the property.