Arthur2Dudley (arthur2dudley) wrote in mooredudley,

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Rothschild vs. Moore

Reposting this from my site so I don't have to retype it. What are everyone's thoughts on this book?

Dudley's 4th/last ex-wife Nicole Rothschild is publishing a book, due out this year, about her life with him. Apparently she feels the need to talk about the good times and the "extremely ugly" times that they had, including his attempt at choking her and her punching and kicking him to the ground afterwards. She'll also fill us in on how he was smoking crystal meth and made her dance semi-naked for hours at a time and when she got tired, he hired prostitutes to continue. I find it strange that they had problems from a month into the relationship, the whole abuse thing happened and then they got married anyway, then the marriage lasted an entire 4 years before they divorced. If it was that bad, I don't think I'd have stuck around no matter how many good times there were. I also find it strange that he remained friends with all his other ex-wives and I don't recall ever hearing any horrible abuse/drug stories like these from them.

Either way, she's said to have cooled down since his death and isn't putting the book out for the money (since she supposedly got half of his money when he died....though not sure why he'd leave her all that if the relationship was that violent). I've read that he banned her from his own funeral, so leaving her that sum of money seems odd. Or really generous. Perhaps it was for their child rather than her?

I also recall reading that her drug-using ex-husband lived with her and Dudley. I don't know the situation there, but it doesn't seem very normal to me.

Oh, well. These are just my opinions. For all I know she's a really nice person who's just trying to explain her side of things so people don't think of her as the psycho ex-wife of Dudley Moore. But I really think it's going to tarnish his name when/if people read these horrible stories about him. I doubt there will be proof of any kind provided in the book, and I don't remember reading/hearing about these incidences from other sources over the years (other than Dudley's arrest for alleged abuse being documented, but even she said they were both drinking and it wasn't his fault, then they got married shortly after), so I don't think I'll be reading/buying it. Unless it has some nice photos, of course. But I have no interest in reading about his bad side when it's obvious he already had problems in his life since he was little. Not sure why someone would marry a guy they know falls into depressive states and loves sex/women. It's not like those things were secrets so if it's not something you feel you can deal with, don't pursue the relationship. *shrug*

EDIT: He left Nicole the money because she had never worked, had no job skills and he wanted to make sure their son always has a roof over his head. Now if she actually uses that money for Nicolas and not herself, I'd be surprised.
Tags: abuse, book, dudley moore, marriage, nicole rothschild
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