Southern Charm Star Threatens Blogger

“CEASE AND DESIST” LETTER, DEMAND FOR RETRACTION SENT IN SQUABBLE OVER HISTORIC HEIRLOOMS || By FITSNEWS || During taping for the first season of Bravo TV’s Southern Charm (yes, our founding editor had a brief cameo on the program), we wound up inside the Charleston, S.C. mansion of socialite Patricia Altschul –…


|| By FITSNEWS || During taping for the first season of Bravo TV’s Southern Charm (yes, our founding editor had a brief cameo on the program), we wound up inside the Charleston, S.C. mansion of socialite Patricia Altschul – whose son Whitney Sudler-Smith was hosting a dinner party.

Yes … all these people do is host dinner parties.

Anyway, during dessert (a nice blueberry pie, if memory serves), we were informed that the silver we were using belonged to none other than Light-Horse Harry Lee, father of the legendary Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Sudler-Smith also took great pride in informing the dinner party that the bed upon which Lee entered the world resided in one of the mansion’s upstairs bedrooms.  As well as a lock of hair snipped from the head of the future general during his infancy.

Why do we recall this now?  Because according to a Charleston, S.C. blogger, Altschul – who at seventy years of age still cuts an exquisitely sexy figure – is threatening legal action over statements related to her possession of certain Lee family heirlooms.

According to Tamara Tattles, a New York City attorney representing Altschul sent her website a cease-and-desist letter related to this post – which references allegations made against the socialite by one Suzanne Kent Cooke, the third ex-wife of former Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.

A high-dollar cat fight, to be sure …

According to a comment posted by Cooke on another blog, Altschul did not come upon the Lee heirlooms honestly – she allegedly stole them from her third husband, Ed Fleming.

Cooke claims Altschul absconded with “furniture, art and silver” from Fleming  – including “the bed where Robert E Lee was born.”

“She also took a brooch pin which contains a lock of hair from the baby Robert E Lee,” Cooke claimed.

Wow …

In the cease-and-desist letter to Tattles, Altschul’s attorney claims each of the disputed items was rightfully awarded to Altschul in her divorce from Fleming – and that the blog post in question was deliberately intended to harm her reputation.

Tattles’ response?

“You can either f*ck off, or come on down and meet my attorney,” she wrote.

Hmmmm-kay …

Tattles also speculates Altschul is jealous of fellow Southern Charm co-star Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, who traces her lineage back to former U.S. vice president John C. Calhoun.

We wonder … will any of this make Southern Charm‘s ratings rise?

Because the show could sure use something …

For what it’s worth, we like Altschul.  Although that’s probably because our founding editor – who sat next to her at the first christening of Dennis and co-star Thomas Ravenel‘s daughter – loves women who have exquisite taste in shoes.  And the stems to show them off.

What can we say … “unfair, imbalanced,” right?


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Town Crier April 18, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Jealous?? Of a hosebag like Dennis?? Bahahaha.

Dice Man April 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Pity poor ol’ Patricia. This gin-sodden hosebag is a nouveau riche bore with no true southern pedigree. She and her dipshit spawn Whitney are among the worst of the out of town carpetbaggers ruining Charleston. I liked the city so much better when true inbred Carolina jackasses like T-Roid were running the town.

jimlewisowb April 19, 2015 at 9:14 am

In the early 60’s it was interesting to watch the carpetbaggers square off against the SOB’s (those who lived South of Broad) who had the blood line

New money could get you a house South of Broad and even an invite to the party but without the blood line you would never make it from the Garden patio to the study where one could enjoy a cigar and something a little special on the rocks

For the record I am not a carpetbagger nor do I have the blood line. Just a kid who was working his way through school and playing step ‘n fetch it to a bunch of pricks and twats paid good money

Buz Martin April 19, 2015 at 12:09 pm

“… and something a little special on the rocks.”

… and, in some homes, a little of some special powdered rocks up the blue-blood snozzes.

The old T-Raver crowd’s “Holy City” spot of a refreshing snootie toot, don’t you know … for the deviated septumites of the ’80s-’90s social register.

Gooch chuckles April 20, 2015 at 8:11 am

Cumyas and binyas, carpet baggers and ayatollah binyahs still typify the inbreeding that is used to paint the bayous and Arkansas, but I do digress….

Thomas Ravenel April 20, 2015 at 11:07 am

I approve this message.

Squishy123 April 18, 2015 at 3:01 pm

If that’s her in the picture, I believe she’s had some plastic surgery done. Not that I wouldn’t try to still break her hip, but I’d probably have to stock up on some lube since that thing’s probably dustier than Kathryn’s head. I wonder if those are dentures, if so that’s a plus because she could take them out while she’s giving you a good ol’ fashioned hummer.

Low Country Skint Dick April 18, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Now, that shit be funny!

Squishy123 April 18, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Who’s the guy with the British yellow horse teeth?

High Fly Lootin' April 18, 2015 at 6:15 pm

That’s Ass Eatin’ Roy. Tango’s first son.

Squishy123 April 18, 2015 at 3:07 pm

How soon until Grand Tango starts posting on that blog?

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I bet you’d follow me over there, if I did, to get your dose of relevance, through my attention…wouldn’t you…LMAO….

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

I bet she would!

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 3:33 pm

If she’s had work done, it was done quite well. Lovely lady.

But how the hell was that blogger babe supposed to have stolen a whole damned bed?

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm

You’d be spellbound if she had a face like a balloon…with eyes, nose and mouth drawn on it…LMAO..I doubt it takes much…

If it breathes, I bet you’d trigger…male or female… at least from your comments…you impress me as that sort…

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Are you speaking from experience and projecting GT? Hmmm….

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Does the plea for attention EVER get TOO desperate???…from any of you?

Squishy123 April 18, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Ha!!! Coming from you, that’s the funniest thing you’ve ever written.

BigT's Chin April 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm


GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Copying what I said AGAIN….Vapid Dumb@$$…

Gent Jim DeMinted April 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Get a goddamn thesaurus already! Using “vapid” 1,000 times proves your lack of vocabulary.

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Hate much?…LMAO…

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Damn it Gent, you forgot Much! ;)

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Ha! Coming from you the funniest thing you ever said!

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Does it for you GT? You seem to thrive on attention, where is your threshold friend?

idcydm April 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Well bless their hearts.

2tall4u2 May 19, 2015 at 4:28 pm

#southernshade lol

Big John's April 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm

This woman is trash and is obnoxious. Her behavior is boorish and distasteful. People of background and substance do not act in the manner that this woman behaves. Someone in society does not belittle or make others feel inferior. Obviously Pat didn’t learn how to behave properly when she was marrying well and skipping charm school. If she had come from anything, either her grandmother or mother would have taught her how a proper southern lady behaves.

She and the vampire need to return to where they came from and leave Charleston in peace. Mikell ancestors must be doing flips in their graves knowing that this POS WT woman has desecrated their beautiful home.

idcydm April 18, 2015 at 4:39 pm

“People of background”…think their shit don’t stink.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 4:42 pm

” … but it smell like poo poo poo …”

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Dear Gawd the stench is far worse than poo poo, it more like a decaying body. A life half lived, if at all.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:42 pm

“I know you’d like to think your shit don’t stink
But lean a little bit closer
See that roses really smell like poo-poo-oo
Yeah, roses really smell like poo-poo-oo.”
— Outcast, from Roses

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:44 pm

No, I have been assured by you and other mine does, in fact, stink. LOL

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Who are the “People of background” – you mean those people we keep electing?

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 4:41 pm

You mean the venerated ancestor who was boning hell out a house slave every chance he got back in the Moonlight and Magnolias days? Who the fuck are any of you Charleston snobs trying to fool about any of that shit?

I’m starting to root for Southern Charm now. All it needs is a theme song by Southern Culture On The Skids.

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 4:52 pm

You do KNOW that EVERY SLAVE OWNER was a Democrat…don’t you???…

You’re just p!$$ed because the law forbids you from holding – and raping – slaves…is my guess…

You're a Damn Hypocrite April 18, 2015 at 5:15 pm

So I’ll guess you join in demanding that damn Confederate flag,you know the one representing all these Democratic Slaveholders Be Take down?

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm

I don’t care one way or another about the Confederate Flag, you ignorant Dumb@$$…
It’s just another issue for ignorant F*#ks – like you – to blame instead of the Democrat Party…

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 9:55 pm

If you don’t care – why are you commenting in such a hateful way? (shrug) just curious.

Tango's A Gay Hypocrite April 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I wish that cocksucker would take a weekend off. I know it’s fine to be gay, but come out of the closet and stop hating yourself.

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Mad bo?…the truth really p! $$#$ you off….LMAO…

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm

You love to piss people off, but there are people like me who you can’t piss off, because we don’t care enough about you to value your opinion. We feed you scraps, like a dog. You gulp them up and come back again.

I won’t condone the CS comment, but ….it isn’t the truth that pisses him/her off. It is your dogmatic views. My dog, is far more forgiving.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

I will condone the COCKSUCKER comment. lol

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Embrace it Buz – that only means he has no effect on you, outside his choosing? Hmmmm….. ;)

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:36 pm

I don’t quite get that, but Ill let it go.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:43 pm

LOLOLOL am I the only person who thinks you are heterosexual? Damn, you flirt with me way tooo much. Neither you nor I care about someone else’s sexual preference but we are often thought to be ….

Even when we have family?

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Nobody on here really thinks I’m gay. GT and flippy (pogo) pretend they do sometimes. Either gay or a cross-dresser, or both.

Of course, having family doesn’t make one straight. Only being straight does that. I’m straight as six o’clock. Some would say boringly so.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:51 pm

I have never doubted that you are, but when people like you and I take up for gays – well the natural assumption is – we must be gay?

I don’t even freaking know what term to use, so I apologize to anyone who might read this and consider gay offensive.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 11:06 pm

Nothing offensive in what you said. And it’s true. Gay-haters often assert that anyone taking up for gays is gay. That’s just ignorance, of course. It’s more complicated, where the story about me being a cross-dresser, and possibly gay, came from. An ex-girlfriend, who was a terrific photographer, asked me to dress up in drag one day, so she could take pix. So I did. It was all done in fun. I look surprisingly good in those pix. Later, after she and I had broken up, I was promoting my burlesque shows and put up one of the pix on my old MySpace page (which had 20,000 followers at one time (–including Courtney Love, go figure), along with a crazy story about me having been in a bondage stag reel with Bettie Page, dressed as a woman beating Bettie’s fine ass, when I was in my twenties, saying that got me into dressing like a woman while loving on women in kinky ways. All just make-up BS. I even had an old stag reel that fit that description on there, with a somewhat butch dominatrix spanking Bettie, who COULD have been me in younger years. I converted it to an animated GIF, with the credits photoshopped to have my name as the dominatrix.

The story about how I came to be in that reel was full of clues that it was all made up. Words like “spurious”, “ersatz”, and “Munchausen” were scattered all through it. I was considering doing a character based on that photo of me in drag, which I labeled “Martina Bozman.”

From there it gets really crazy. I never did do that character in the shows. It remained, over the years, almost a threat. I actually hated getting up in drag, because I don’t like implements being used anywhere around my eyes. And I would never be able to wear high heels. But one of the assholes in this area who started harassing me online about my criticism of local politicians found that old posting on MySpace, and reposted it in several places. Maybe even here on FITSNews. He even told Tom Rice’s wife Wrenzie that I was a gay cross-dresser, and that looney drunken bitch spread it around.

So … always take that kind of “smear” with a grain of salt. Even if it’s Earl Capp they are talking about. LOL

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:11 pm

It is stupid. I joke with my husband about dressing up with my daughter in whatever she decides to put on him.

I honestly don’t give a care about someone’s sex, preference, beliefs, race, or how they choose to live their life. I wouldn’t like you any less, though I think sleep apnea might interfere ;) Ha!

Seriously, I don’t care in general – be good to me and I’ll be good to you, that is applied across the board.

BrigidBernadette April 19, 2015 at 12:02 pm

So Buz, does that make you a Weimar Republican?

Buz Martin April 19, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Don’t care for the connotations of that. lol

BrigidBernadette April 19, 2015 at 12:07 pm

I’m kidding! Mein Herr.

Buz Martin April 19, 2015 at 12:40 pm

/// Bye-bye, mein Lieber Herr,
Auf wiedersehen, mein Herr.
Es war sehr gut, mein Herr
Und vorbei.
Du kennst mich wohl, mein Herr,
Ach, lebe wohl, mein Herr.
Du sollst mich nicht mehr sehen,
Mein Herr. ///

BrigidBernadette April 19, 2015 at 12:11 pm
SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm

That f*cking flag should be burned IMHO. Yes, I am white, so don’t bother asking.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Not burned. Taken down. Put in a museum.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:27 pm

A less emotional response. I hate that flag. It is a reminder of a time in history we killed each other. Isn’t just a black and white issue, it is also a white on white issue

It’s like leaving a bad relationship for me – burn it!

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 11:17 pm

PS: I will leave you, and anyone else who might be so inclined, to ponder how weird it is for the wife of a sitting US Congressman to be spreading rumors like that about an oddball political gadfly who got TONS more attention from her attacking me than I’d ever have gotten otherwise.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm

You would leave me? You B@stard….LOL. Follow your convictions friend ;) That’s what I like about you.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 11:19 pm
SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Nite Darling!

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 11:23 pm

Don’t. Stop. (etcetera) ;)

See amended post about Wrenzie. The second one. Now I WILL get the hell offa here. See ya, punkin’.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:29 pm

The Tillman statue should be pulled down, too. Busted into pieces.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm

I don’t know a darn thing about the tillman statue, but I do know a lot about that Rebel Flag. Everyone does. It is a reminder of a horrible time in history. Yes, it can be argued that we should fly it high in remembrance lest we forget.

Are you ever going to forget? I damn sure know I won’t. I wish I could. I wish the world would. Maybe then we could all be color blind?

Squishy123 April 19, 2015 at 9:20 am

I bet you hate the Dukes of Hazard too.

Squishy123 April 19, 2015 at 9:20 am

Hopefully when it falls it’ll fall into the hideous AA monument.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Gotta turn in. Enjoyed it. Hope you liked the story of how I became known as a gay cross-dresser. gnite

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:17 pm

‘Nite Buz! Sleep Well :)

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm

You too, Dollink.

Buz Martin April 19, 2015 at 12:47 pm

I honor those who served, and especially those who died, among my ancestors. They were defending hearth and home, no matter what they felt about slavery. Some were slave owners, on both sides of the family. Some were not. It doesn’t matter now. They’re long dead. But the government, through the VA, honors those ancestors who served in the CSA. That was instituted as part of healing a nation. It obviously hasn’t done so, but it was a noble gesture. I don’t feel the need to defend honoring them.

BUT … screw the damned flag. It represents repression, hatred, murders and rapes to far too many in this state to continue to let it fly there and divide us.

SynTwist April 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm

When I was a kid growing up, I saw that rebel flag on vehicles and I always thought “redneck” but I really didn’t understand at the time the meaning of the flag and the division it causes. I just viewed it as a rebel symbol.

Only when I moved to SC did I really understand. If people want to put the past behind and start the healing process, I don’t see that flag flying high contributing to that process.

They wouldn’t even have to burn it, they could fold it up and put in a case for display in a museum somewhere.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm

You do know that Thomas Jefferson was the largest slave owners during his time. He tried to abolish slavery in the Declaration of Independence. I hardly consider him a Democrat. Nor Republican in today’s terms.

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 9:10 pm

Jefferson is THE MOST revered historical figure of the modern-day Democrat Party, Dumb@$$…

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Call me what you want. Jefferson didn’t seem to mind, nor do I. He did draft the Declaration of Independence, one of the most important document in history. He was not a Democrat. He just didn’t believe in all the FAR right wing nut BS of religion. My Bible would look much like his – take out the mysticism.

Isn’t that the real argument? Do you know a fact is GT? It is something that must be proven. Do you know the difference between a fact and opinion? Opinion is something you believe based on very limited facts or absence of facts.

Isn’t that what we are really debating? Facts v. opinion?

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm

I have great respect and admiration for Thomas Jefferson. However, I must be the one to point out that he was boinking a woman that he owned, as a slave. So. There was that.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:34 pm

He was also the one trying to free them. I do agree he likely had an affair with Sally, but …. he died broke. Alone. Could it have been because he chose to take care of them? We don’t know. We do know he tried to free them.

Jeannette Moore Wall April 20, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Actually he was with family, his doctor and maybe Sally Hemings as he had also called some slaves to his beside. So while he may have indeed died broke he appeared to be surrounded by family. I think he died a couple hours before Adams, they both died on the 4th of July. His children, be that he acknowledge them or not, by Hemings were freed upon his death. Those that hadn’t been freed at when they reach 21 that is. Hemings was never freed. Who knows why – this story will always be between the two of them and they took it to the grave.

SynTwist April 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Yes, he and John Adams died the same day. I think John Adams last were were something like “thank God Jefferson still lives” without knowing Jefferson had already passed away. I think Jefferson’s last words, to the best of anyone’s knowledge (rumored) was, “it is Independence Day” – I’d have to look up exact quotes, but in general.

Who knows why is right. Maybe they had some agreement? I’d have to do more reading to adequately comment.

2tall4u2 May 19, 2015 at 4:35 pm

It’s called Karma! He raped Sally, kept his children in enslaved until his death. Selfish mofo.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:48 pm

I don’t disagree he was. Sally was likely the mother of at least one child. He never pretended IMO to have different views. He died broke and alone. Imagine that for just a moment….. A wealthy slave owner, who tried to abolish slavery, likely had a child by a black woman, died broke.

Why was he broke? There are many theories, the one I chose to believe, he couldn’t free them, tried to take care of them, but in the end – had nothing.

A man of conviction?

Buz Martin April 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

A highly conflicted man of conviction.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Hey – Aiken, thanks for the upvote. Today I realized who you might be. Glad to see you here.

2tall4u2 May 19, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Thomas Jefferson was a rapist and murderer. I don’t care what supposed party he belonged too…he was a piece of shit and ruled under the “do as I say and not as I do” motto.

Roberto April 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm

No. You are wrong. The Democrat party was formed in the 1830s. Slavery dates back to the 1600s. So ALL slave owners who died before 1830 could not have been Democrats.

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 9:09 pm

When the Civil War broke out, the slaveowners were the Democrat Party.

And not much has changed, except Democrats have gone from hating Black people to hating white people.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Good point. Not all slave owners were Southern, either. Even after the end of the war, after Emancipation, and into the Reconstruction era, there were Yankee slave owners who would not free their slaves. Oh, they called them “servants”, but slaves they remained, until freedom for them was forced on the owners. No way in hell all those Yankee slaveowners were Democrats, GT. So once again, you are full of shit.

Will Folks aka Sic April 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Ah, Big T to restore sanity to the debate. Where would we be without you, man?

GrandTango April 18, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Is my statement correct…or are you denying it?

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm

You are a pawn of ignorance. Sorry to be the one to tell you, but….think about it.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Please allow me to tag on here.

GT: You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here. Whether you know it or not, the universe is laughing behind your back …

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:28 pm

you gotta be fucking kidding? :)

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Of course he is. lol

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 7:13 pm

At the end of the day….we are all human. If someone were to pay me (in former years) a lot of money, hell, I’d likely have been game and thank them, until I realized how much they screwed me over?

BrigidBernadette April 18, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Get Aunt Pittypat her smelling salts. It’s 2015–not 1815. Patricia Altschul runs intellectual circles around you inbred chinless wonders. Go whistle Dixie out your backside. Nobody cares about your BS. Do “proper southern ladies” go by the name ‘Big John’s,’ whilst calling others trash, obnoxious, and WT? Big John’s WHAT? Don’t tell me. You’ve said enough, all of it nonsense.

Buz Martin April 18, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Quite true.

shifty henry April 18, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Speaking of charm, and as told to me
The last time I watched a Disney film. the Prince finds a woman in the woods out cold, kisses her, and it’s charming. I did it last night and I’m
in court on Thursday.
She said to her lover, “Our relationship is like a Disney movie.”
“That’s cute,” he sighed, “You’re my Princess and I am your
Prince Charming? ”
“Not exactly,’ she replied, “ I’ve screwed seven dwarfs.”

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 10:08 pm

LOL – ooops. The world of politics.

fez April 18, 2015 at 5:51 pm

I’m sure Gen. LEE would be mortified to be associated with the likes of this dubious tv show…

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Honestly, I don’t even know why you party with them FITS. It was a use, use game – who has more money.

BrigidBernadette April 18, 2015 at 11:11 pm

Let’s all talk about Suzanne Kent Cooke: http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20100458,00.html

“Jack Kent Cooke was a twice-married Croesus in his waning years;
Suzanne Martin was a comely blond of 29. They met by a swimming pool at
Miami’s Palm Bay Club, and within days he was plying her with flowers
and billets-doux. She soon moved into his Middleburg, Va., estate, and
at an interesting point in their relationship, he agreed to marry her on
the condition that she sign a prenuptial agreement and abort the
first-trimester fetus she was carrying. (It would have been her third
such operation in two years.) After the wedding, she told him she wanted
to keep the baby. He insisted that she end the pregnancy, and they
separated four weeks later. She carried the infant to term, and her
lawyers used the child as a wedge in a hard-fought divorce struggle.

Call it a modern romance.”

I encourage you to read the rest of the article. She’s a piece of work.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:31 pm

I am reading the article. But my mind works different. She agreed to sign a prenup. I am basing this on your capture. He never agreed to that. We are all responsible for our own actions.

What did she want? Security? Money?

Even in modern romance.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:33 pm


“In light of Cooke’s immense wealth, estimated at $1.5 billion, Suzanne considers her settlement a virtual pittance and is determined to improve her lot and her daughter’s. The terms of child support for Jacqueline are to be set Dec. 12, when her parents’ lawyers face off at another hearing in Virginia. Aside from providing her daughter with “a lot of love,” says Suzanne, “I want to make sure I give her every opportunity in life and every advantage that she rightfully deserves being [Jack’s] daughter.” A handsome trust, she believes, would be in order. “He doesn’t want to put $3 million in trust in his daughter’s name, but he says he’ll give $150 million to build a new Redskins stadium,” Suzanne observes tartly. “That says something about his values.”

BrigidBernadette April 18, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Cooke’s first marriage, his longest, lasted 45 years. He and Barbara Jean Carnegie married in 1934, and were divorced in 1979. In the divorce action, Carnegie was awarded what was then the largest divorce settlement in history — $42 million.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:43 pm

It would take me a lot of fact checking to reach a decision, but if I were to speak off the cuff, like now…..she used him. Plain and simple.

Sick_Pleasure April 19, 2015 at 12:19 pm

It certainly sounds like she used him. And guess what? He let her. What a fool! Not to use protection or have a vasectomy after he had already impregnated her two times before? He deserved what he got!

SynTwist April 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

They were both fools if you ask me. I read more this a.m. He impregnated her twice and she already had two abortions. You would have thought she might have gotten on the pill after the first one. Or maybe he would have had a vasectomy. But no, baby number three comes along, she skipped a pill or two? Promises to get yet another abortion, but …. waits until after the honeymoon to let him know she decided to keep it.

SynTwist April 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

I would have to read all that you have posted, and while I have read some of it. Let me tell you from first person experience. There is NOTHING I wouldn’t walk away from except my children. I detest anyone who uses children as a means to riches. I know a similar situation – it totally pisses me off. I am a woman, but I never got pregnant for money. It cost me so much money to fix the damage done (reservist recall), but I survived and thrived against all odds.

It is not fair to the children, I don’t care what kind of money you are seeking, it isn’t right, isn’t fair. Shit like this could happen in SC (likely does), but legislation favors the man.

I could go on an all night rant, but suffice it to say, based on what I read – she deserves nothing. The child deserves to be taken care of. That’s all.

Saluda Rapids April 18, 2015 at 11:23 pm

GrandTango, don’t worry about the headline. She threatened a real blogger. Your safe.

BrigidBernadette April 18, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Suzanne Kent Cooke is so vindictive that she continues to obsess over her one year ‘marriage’ to Jack Kent Cooke, to the point of writing a freaking book about the wife that came after her: http://pagesix.com/2013/11/06/jack-kent-cookes-ex-wife-ready-to-tell-all-about-his-other-ex/

She must be pissed that Marlene got the 20 million.

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Based on what I have read so far – yes. He is a billionaire – she wants money. He literally screwed up.

BrigidBernadette April 18, 2015 at 11:34 pm

Who Is Suzanne Kent Cooke?


At one point, searching high and low for a phrase to characterize
Suzanne Cooke, Jack Kent Cooke’s lawyer said in the recent court
hearing, “I’m looking for a friendly term — an odalisque. That’s better
than a trollop — an odalisque.”

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:39 pm

She is looking for money. That is my opinion. People are together for different reasons, but the worst of the worst is to be held captive by a child.

I have never, nor do I condone abortion for me personally – what everyone else does – that is their problem.

However, if you get pregnant for the sole purpose of extortion – You don’t love yourself and are incapable of loving your child.

BrigidBernadette April 18, 2015 at 11:46 pm

And her gossiping about Ms. Altschul is not the first time she has made nearly identical allegations, although what her motivation is, who knows? Maybe she is confused.
After the old man died, and Marlene was suing for her share, Suzanne was quoted:
“Suzanne Martin Cooke, for one, is counting on the battle of wills to
be Marlene’s downfall. “I think she should be deported back to
Bolivia,” says Suzanne, who claims that her successor has seized $1
million worth of jewels bequeathed to daughter Jacqueline (who was also left a $5 million trust). However it turns out, the story’s denouement
promises to be as gaudy as the personalities involved. “When this
finally goes to trial,” sighs an attorney familiar with the case, “it’s
going to be a zoo.”

SynTwist April 18, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Claims are a funny thing – I would imagine given his financial position, he’d give a few mil to be rid of her. I would, but I would insist on visitation and I am a woman. Speaking from a man’s point of view. Edited to say, no one is ever going to get custody of my child. I’d be penniless first.

BrigidBernadette April 19, 2015 at 12:02 am

Why on earth would she accuse Ms. Altschul of doing the same thing she accused Marlene of doing? Burning jealousy is all I can figure. She said nasty things in the Chas. City Paper. Suzanne is likely deeply jealous of the educated art dealing charismatic sexy Patricia, who is part of Manhattan’s best and brightest–Georgette Mosbacher (the Pamela Harriman of the GOP for the last three decades), David Patrick Columbia, the New York Social Diary world–while Suzanne is still bashing Cooke’s last wife, having never moved on from 1987. I hope Ms. Altschul’s lawyers tell Suzanne to stifle it, before she digs an even deeper hole, and is forced to pay for her nastiness. Perhaps the commenter here, ‘Big John’s,’ can clarify exactly “how a proper southern lady behaves,” which is what “Pat” is doing. She lets her lawyers settle it, rather than responding in kind.

SynTwist April 19, 2015 at 12:04 am

considering I am no proper south lady, I will have to read this story. Maybe FITS can pick it up with the various links you provided or I can read tomorrow. I must retire tonight.

Great story, but I need to fact check.

BrigidBernadette April 19, 2015 at 12:06 am

Syn, read “The Life of the Party” about Pamela Churchill Harriman. The woman, aside from being at the center of most of the big historic events of the 20th century, invented the political action committee. A fascinating life.

SynTwist April 19, 2015 at 12:08 am

dropped it in Amazon cart. I love to read, thanks for recommendation.

Sick_Pleasure April 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

She’s working on screenplay…advance marketing?

SynTwist April 19, 2015 at 11:54 am

Interesting. Looks like he did have a relationship with his daughter Jacqueline before he died.

“Jacqueline received $5 million in trust, and Mr. Cooke’s other relatives, including five grandchildren, received as much as $1 million each.
Mr. Cooke left no money to any of his four wives. His first marriage, to Barbara Jean Carnegie, ended with a $41 million divorce settlement. His next marriage, to Jeanne Maxwell Williams, a sculptor, lasted less than a year and ended with a $1 million divorce settlement.”


Ok, Tis a Situation April 19, 2015 at 12:39 am

not sure why you denigrate us by referring to us as “another blog”. Obviously we have done a lot more research — a lot more than the big names out there that just steal their headlines from the little guys.

BrigidBernadette April 19, 2015 at 2:21 am

Tamara Kay Brawner will be begging for donations to her legal fund just like she did when she was taken to court repeatedly by Sheree Whitfield, except this time it will be for libel. This will not end well for her.

Town Crier April 19, 2015 at 2:59 am

Ah yes…the Chateau Sheree debacle!

euwe max April 19, 2015 at 11:51 am

…and in yet other news… libertarians love being on television.

Sick_Pleasure April 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Nobody has commented on the weird hairline, ultra-high forehead thing that Patricia has going on in this picture. Maybe she could cut a deal with Teresa Giudice, go 50-50 with her on hairlines? I’ll give you some of my forehead if you give me some of your hair?

Bible Thumper April 19, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Four week old dye job. Lighter hair is growing in.

Sick_Pleasure April 19, 2015 at 6:09 pm

May be a dye job growing out but what about all those messy short hairs on the edge…does she usually wear wigs and the edges are damaged? Looks messy at best.

euwe max April 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm

her skin looks like it was sprayed on her skull… made out of some kind of space age plastic… thinner than graphene.

Scooter April 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Damn, I am about to faint from excitement. Lawd, ho I love that Charleston society

Tara May 19, 2015 at 10:26 am

TT has a right to voice her opinion. As any blogger, that is the point!
Pat can slam a young lady and call her a strumpet – hmm jealous much?
Kathryn never speaks negative of her elders on social media, and she could – gold digger?? Ha! Whit, Sweetie, that is your MAMA!
Whit knows what side of the bread is buttered and who is supplying it – ratings – Kathryn!


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