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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:11 AM

Kinkade's widow files restraining order against his live-in girlfriend.

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(two days old but didn't see it until now)

http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/thomas-kinkade-s-family-trust-seeks-restraining-order-against-late-painter-s-girlfriend

Attorneys representing the late American painter Thomas Kinkade's wife, Nanette, trustee and executor of the Kinkade Family Trust and the artist's estate, have filed a temporary restraining order against his live-in girlfriend, Amy Pinto-Walsh.

In court documents obtained Friday afternoon by Los Gatos Patch at the Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose, three attorneys with the Los Angeles-based law firm of Zuber & Taillieu LLP, said they are seeking the injunction to prevent Pinto-Walsh from disclosing information in breach of a confidentiality agreement she signed Feb. 25, 2011.

Kinkade, 54, was reported to have died the morning of April 6 in his Monte Sereno estate on Ridgecrest Drive. On Saturday, April 7, Pinto-Walsh gave a phone interview to Los Gatos Patch and said she was with Kinkade when he died, had called 911 at 11:30 a.m. and identified herself as Amy Pinto.


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The order also states it wants to stop Pinto-Walsh from selling, trading, publishing, disclosing, producing, permitting access to or otherwise revealing proprietary information to anyone by means of photocopy, reproduction or electronic media.


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hmmm...



edited to add:

MSNBC is reporting about the above reporting: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/22/11332817-wife-of-painter-of-light-thomas-kinkade-seeks-restraining-order-against-his-girlfriend

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Reply Kinkade's widow files restraining order against his live-in girlfriend. (Original post)
eShirl Apr 2012 OP
rocktivity Apr 2012 #1
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #2
eShirl Apr 2012 #4
EFerrari Apr 2012 #5
rocktivity Apr 2012 #8
EFerrari Apr 2012 #9
IndyJones Apr 2012 #24
Fumesucker Apr 2012 #3
eShirl Apr 2012 #6
Lex Apr 2012 #7
Mariana Apr 2012 #20
customerserviceguy Apr 2012 #10
EFerrari Apr 2012 #12
customerserviceguy Apr 2012 #16
Fumesucker Apr 2012 #17
customerserviceguy Apr 2012 #18
Fumesucker Apr 2012 #21
customerserviceguy Apr 2012 #23
TeeYiYi Apr 2012 #11
bemildred May 2012 #26
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #13
MisterP Apr 2012 #14
devilgrrl Apr 2012 #15
SoCalDem Apr 2012 #19
nolabear Apr 2012 #22
Kablooie Apr 2012 #25

Response to eShirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:53 AM

1. I don't think that being a woman scorned

is actual legal grounds.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:30 AM

2. Agreed

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:43 AM

4. Neither does the woman scorned. (sounds like

to protect "trade secrets"... long story short version: it's all about the $$$ in the end.)

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:50 AM

5. Being "scorned" has nothing to do with protecting

your legal interests in this situation.

We don't know how this arrangement came about or what the agreement was between Kinkade and his wife.

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:10 AM

8. Confidentiality agreement or not,

the language of the TRO suggests that the widow doesn't have as much legal standing as she'd like.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:32 AM

9. If she had no standing, there would be no TRO.

Seriously, for all we know, she was glad to get him out of her hair.

He didn't sound like a very nice person to be around.

lol

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 03:10 AM

24. I read that the girl friend had signed a confidentiality agreement in Feb. 2011. The restraining

order must be pushing to have it enforced?

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Response to eShirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:31 AM

3. I thought Kinkade was a committed Christian?

A married Christian with a live in girlfriend?

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:59 AM

6. He was also an alcohol addict in relapse.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:00 AM

7. it's a pattern . . . just like Newt, Jimmy Swaggert, and the rest nt

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Response to Lex (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 04:00 PM

20. It's a great sales pitch, that's for sure.

Once you've convinced a certain segment of the population that you're a True Christian, you really can't lose. They'll perform the craziest mental gymnastics in order to excuse anything you do, and they'll never, ever stop buying your crap.

Edited to reword.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:35 AM

10. In his defense

and that of the 'mistress' (shouldn't that word be buried next to 'stewardess'?) he and his wife were separated before the relationship became live-in. Divorce of a wealthy person is not as easy as the do-it-yourself dissolutions of working class folks in the no-fault states, especially when you have a false 'image' to protect.

I will contrast this with the case of John Edwards who actively used his cancer-stricken wife as a campaign prop, I'm not sure that Kincade used his wife to sell his paintings.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:48 AM

12. The lives of real people are hardly ever like Hallmark Channel movies. n/t

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 02:11 PM

16. No more than 50's TV shows

were representative of real life, either. It's all about selling an image, isn't it?

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 02:16 PM

17. My heart bleeds for those wealthy people whose divorces are so damn difficult..

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 03:05 PM

18. I don't think he asked for any pity

Nor did the live-in lover. It's the estranged widow who is the one making the case here. Clearly, she stands a much better shot of getting it all now that he's dead and they were never divorced. That should make all the people here who wanted to dance on his grave a bit happier.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:10 PM

21. I was responding to a post about how divorce was so hard on the wealthy..

Like it's a bowl of fucking cherries for the poor..

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 07:23 PM

23. Ok, sorry, I guess I took that wrong

I do stand by my comment, but I don't accuse you of slamming Kincade at the news of his death.

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Response to eShirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:45 AM

11. I'll be curious to see the results of the autopsy...

His girlfriend said he died in his sleep. I'll bet it was prescription drugs combined with alcohol.

TYY

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Response to TeeYiYi (Reply #11)

Mon May 7, 2012, 09:05 PM

26. You were right.

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Response to eShirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:52 AM

13. right wingers are frauds by nature... they couldn't make it any other way

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Response to eShirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 12:53 PM

14. the popular products, the young death, the f'ed-up family life, the shady business,

the miraculously good marketing skill, the insane cultists--it's Jobs all over again

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Response to eShirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 03:22 PM

19. Aaaah, the age-old conflict between the wife & gal-pal

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When will men learn that if they want to get rid of the wife, they have to divorce her and split up the loot.. If they do not, their "lady-friend" gets nada-zip-zilch if they die suddenly, unless they make special arrangements for her.. apparently she was not that special to him

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Response to eShirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:31 PM

22. I had the creepiest thought about this.

A greedy live-in with an iphone could make a buck with corpse photos if she wanted to. Am I a bad person for thinking of this? I'm not intimating, just anticipating it happening sometime with somebody (so to speak).

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Response to eShirl (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 05:26 AM

25. Three's Company life style doesn't work when the man is gone, I guess.

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