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August 4, 2011
Henry Silverman Billionaire divorce: Why his “genius” claim isn’t totally ridiculous
According to the New York Post, billionaire businessman Henry Silverman tried to introduce scientific evidence into his divorce case that were meant to prove that he is an “innate genius,” and thus his wife’s contributions to their 30-year marriage were not responsible for his outsize financial success. This evidence was rejected, and Silverman was condemned by online rubberneckers for “sacrificing his dignity.” Though the “genius” argument might sound ridiculous on its surface, the State Supreme Court judge Laura Drager did reportedly give Silverman’s lawyers credit for a unique argument, says The Daily Mail, and added that there was no precedent either for or against the move.