Mills Condemns Divorce Publication
LATEST: Heather Mills has publicly condemned a judge's decision to publish details of her divorce battle with Sir Paul McCartney - insisting it has added to her media "vilification" and violated her "human rights". Mills lost an appeal at London's High Court on Tuesday (18Mar08) to stop details of the case from entering the public domain and Judge Mr Justice Bennett subsequently published his findings. The 40-year-old won $33 million (GBP16.5 million) cash and assets worth $15.6 million (GBP7.8 million) following the breakdown of her four-year marriage to the former Beatle on Monday (17Mar08), but faced a barrage of criticism in the press after the judge slammed her evidence as "unreliable" and accused the former glamour model of indulging in "make-belief". And now Mills had hit back at the release of the report, issuing a statement to British TV programme GMTV, insisting the judgment was only published in part and if the case details were issued in full, she would have received a much more positive review from the judge The statement, which was read out on Friday (21Mar08) morning, reads, "It seems an overall tabloid-created perception of my personality is preferred to much detail that I prepared for my case. "It is now in the public interest to reveal the transcripts of the FULL court proceedings. As this judgement is now being used to further my vilification, details contained within the transcripts and evidence will paint a far fairer and truthful picture which is surely in the interests of justice. "This decision appears to have been taken with disregard for my human right to privacy and that of my daughter. It cannot be in her interests that one parent is condemned by the media while the other is 'protected' or even revered." MCCartney and Mills split in May 2006 and have a four-year-old daughter, Beatrice. A further hearing to grant a decree nisi and officially dissolve their marriage will take place on 12 May (08).