A preliminary court date has been set to address issues between South Carolina political strategist John McGill and his estranged wife, Jenny McGill – two rising stars in the Palmetto political universe.
John McGill is the handsome, successful 38-year-old son of former lieutenant governor (and 2018 gubernatorial candidate) Yancey McGill – a scion many South Carolina politicos believe has a future on the statewide stage.
Jenny McGill? She’s a gorgeous, successful 33-year-old strategic consultant for numerous corporate and political clients.
Here’s a look at the (formerly) happy couple …
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The McGills are currently at the epicenter of a category five legal and political scheissesturm – one we’re told is only going to increase in intensity as it advances toward its (initial) day in court.
Good looks and political connections aside, though, why is their saga newsworthy?
Some say it isn’t.
We disagree, though. And last time we checked, it was our bandwidth.
Our interest in this case was initially piqued when court pleadings related to this Shakespearean drama were sealed by South Carolina family court judge Monet Pincus. This move immediately raised our antennae (and our suspicions) – as high-profile cases involving well-connected Palmetto politicos have been routinely sealed in the past in an effort to spare the well-connected any public embarrassment.
Our problem with that? It’s preferential treatment … unavailable to the “unwashed masses.”
It’s also usually a dead giveaway that there’s something seismic in the files.
In addition to the McGill files being sealed, at this point we’re not even sure whether we will be allowed inside the Richland County, S.C. courtroom where the two will meet on May 3 for the first time since their saga became public knowledge.
These court proceedings are also newsworthy in light of the drama that went down at the McGills’ home in the gated the Kings Grant community near downtown Columbia, S.C.
According to our sources, the sealed documents related to the McGill case are indeed “explosive.”
Anyway, stay tuned … we plan to continue following this story as it unfolds (to the extent we are able to do so).
As we are wont to say, “developing …”
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