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What they said about the case

LONDON (Reuters) - Here is a selection of quotes from the marriage and divorce of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills:

“They make up such lies. They’ve called me a whore, a golddigger, a fantasist, a liar, the most unbelievably hurtful things and I’ve stayed quiet for my daughter,” (Mills, speaking to GMTV about the press last year)

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“In the big money cases, especially where there are long marriages, the courts have upheld that instead of going 50/50, if there was a special contribution from one half and that was built up by a uniquely creative element, or genius, the other half would get less than 50 percent.” (Lawyer Alan Kaufman, speaking to the BBC)

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“This is a short marriage and will set a precedent for judges,” (Lawyer Vanessa Lloyd Platt to Sky News, underlining how closely the legal profession will be reviewing the decision)

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“Heather captured the hearts of the congregation when she briefly faltered and wept tears of joy whilst making her vows,” (McCartney’s spokesman after the couple’s 2002 wedding)

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“Our parting is amicable and both of us still care about each other very much but have found it increasingly difficult to maintain a normal relationship with constant intrusion into our private lives...” (Separation statement)

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“I wanted to prove that I love him for him,” (Mills to Vanity Fair on why she offered to sign a prenuptial agreement before the wedding)

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“I am so, so happy about the outcome.” (Mills after Monday’s release of the judgment summary)

stephen.addison.reuters.com@reuters.net

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