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Michael Moore Says His Ex-Wife's Lawsuit Is a 'Smear Campaign'

Michael Moore Says His Ex-Wife's Lawsuit Is a 'Smear Campaign'
Michael Moore participates in the "We Stand United: New York Rally to Protect Shared Values" on Thursday, Jan.19, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Michael Moore’s ex-wife, Kathleen Glynn, is suing the filmmaker for profits from their films together that she says Moore is withholding.

The couple divorced in 2014 after 23 years of marriage. The divorce agreement stipulated that some information would remain sealed and confidential, but Glynn’s suit will now open those records for all to see.

Moore is crying foul.

Fox News:

It was an attempt to “smear [Moore] in the press with her false allegations,” Warner said, scting The Post’s exclusive coverage of the lawsuit.

The lawsuit is “an act of extreme disrespect to the Michigan Circuit Court,” the court documents say, noting that decisions in the New York case could conflict with progress in the ongoing Michigan case, Warner said.

She “gratuitously included highly personal and confidential information in her petition in an apparent effort to increase public exposure and try to embarrass [Moore],” Warner wrote.

The fact that the suit revealed Moore’s negative income reportings to the IRS in 2014 and 2016 served “no legitimate purpose,” the court papers say.

The pair collaborated on some of Moore’s most famous documentaries, such as “Bowling for Columbine” about the Columbine high school massacre and “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

Separately, Moore released a documentary in September called “Fahrenheit 11/9.”

Moore claims in the court papers that Glynn maliciously “filed on September 6, 2018, the day of the world premiere of [Moore’s] most recent film, Fahrenheit 11/9,” where it opened at Toronto Film Festival, according to the court documents.

A lawyer for Glynn declined to comment.

Ironic, isn’t it? With the entire left wing in the U.S. screaming that all women must be believed, Moore chooses to question his ex-wife’s motives.

Naturally, Twitterers had a field day.

And Moore is complaining about “smears”? This is a guy who has made a living out of smearing people.

Hypocrisy served with a delicious side of irony.