The judge hearing the “YouTube Divorce” has ruled against Tricia Walsh-Smith, the woman who famously posted brutal – and loopy – rants about her soon-to-be ex-husband on her YouTube account, finding the videos “cruel and unusual treatment.” In the first video (see below), posted in April, Walsh-Smith mocks her husband for their sexless marriage, calls up his assistant and asks what to do with her husband’s stash of Viagra and condoms, gives us a tour of her Upper East Side apartment, and, as an added bonus, does her own Tarot reading. Walsh-Smith’s rant had over 3 million viewers on the video sharing
Tricia Walsh Smith - The video that started it all!
New York State Supreme Court Judge Harold Beeler, ruling in favor of Walsh-Smith’s ex-husband, Phillip Smith, president of the Broadway theater company the Schubert Organization, called Walsh-Smith’s YouTube videos "a calculated and callous campaign to embarrass and humiliate her husband. She has attempted to turn the life of her husband into a soap opera by directing, writing, acting in and producing a melodrama."
Her second video (see below) adds nifty pop-Freudianism and appeals for donations to help her buy “a tent.”
Tricia Walsh-Smith YouTube Superstar - Video #2
Walsh-Smith’s plans backfired miserably. Her videos, intended to show her “plight,” turned out to be exactly the cause of the quick settlement in her husband’s favor. "Had the defendant not posted her videos on YouTube, a case could be made that her previous marital misconduct did not rise to the level of cruel and inhuman treatment, a claim that ironically she herself made on YouTube," Judge Beeler wrote.
Walsh-Smith, responding to the ruling in typically histrionic fashion, said, "I think it's disgusting. I'm really, really disappointed with the decision… I'd be better off in Baghdad. Bush is bringing democracy to Iraq. He should bring it to New York."
The train wreck promises to continue tomorrow, as Walsh-Smith is scheduled to hold a press conference in New York, where hopefully she’ll further expound upon her fascinating political theory, which promises to finally liberate New York.