You would have caught the Morgan Deane train derailing this weekend on Twitter and covered in this article, where she outlines various problems she is having with her estranged husband, former SA cricket captain, Graeme Smith.
2oceansvibe mentioned this morning that her outburst was possibly linked to an unfavourable psychologist report.
Seemingly more versed in handling issues under pressure and in the public eye, Smith chose up until now to keep quiet. Clearly her accusations and possibly (surely?) slanderous tweets have pushed him to the point of releasing a statement, which was sent to 2oceansvibe by his agent, Kirsty Lyall.
Graeme Smith Statement:
“Over the past six months, I have remained largely silent on my relationship on my pending divorce from Morgan. I have been consistent in asking that privacy be respected, especially given that there are two young children involved.
Regrettably, Morgan has not, despite agreements with both sets of attorneys, applied the same courtesy. Intemperate social media postings, repeated untrue accusations, deliberate attempts to obfuscate the facts and to put me in the worst light possible through whatever means at her disposal, and interviews with selected media have persisted. Any attempts from anyone to call her on what she has said are met with accusations of bullying.
The latest series of postings on social media are in reaction to a detailed psychologist’s report – to which we both and our respective attorneys agreed – the recommendations of which were recently provided to us. Morgan appears not to like the contents of this report, or its recommendations.
I have tolerated the growing number of outrageous allegations she has posted on social media and provided to certain media in South Africa. I have been unpleasantly surprised that a number of media have chosen simply to repeat verbatim what she has said on social media without apparent consideration that firstly they may not be true and secondly, that they may be doing harm to our children.
While I have and will remain considered in my responses and will continue to refuse to disclose the true nature of what is currently transpiring, what I will not tolerate is any suggestion that I am not a good father. Morgan, and anyone close to the family, knows this to be palpably untrue and deeply offensive.
While many in the media may consider this to be a form of entertainment for their readers, I would like to assure the South African public that I consider this to be in supremely bad taste. I have been both polite and respectful in my dealings with the media on this subject to date, but the persistent coverage on what Morgan posts on social media networks is simply not fair to my children or my family.
I would again ask that my privacy and that of my children be respected. Morgan must account for her own behaviour in breaking agreements, posting false information and attempting to sway public opinion. I will continue to focus on my children’s happiness and wellbeing.”
Click here to see this morning’s article about Morgan Deane’s Twitter tirade.
Click here to see her latest Instagram posts.
And more here.
Follow Morgan on Twitter here.
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