(telegraph.co.uk)Ben Goldsmith had separated from his wife Kate earlier this year, but after a brief reconciliation their relationship ended last week with police being called after they had a confrontation over her late nights and secret romance with Jay Electronica.
(“Jay Electronica/ Fuck that/ Call me Jay ElecHannakah/ Jay ElecYarmulke/ Jay ElecTramadaan Muhammad Asalaamica/ RasoulAllah Watallah through your monitor.” Whatever the name you decide to call him, be on the look out for what he has in store in the very near future. MaShaAllah! -Carlos York)
The 31 year-old slapped his wife and kicked a child’s toy truck at her, later accepting a caution for assault.
He has now moved out of the family home in west London and fled to Italy with his mother Lady Annabel and his three children, and will now file for divorce.
“I’m pretty shell-shocked by everything. All I am thinking about now is my children,” Mr Goldsmith told the Mail on Sunday.
His estranged wife is believed to be saddened not only by their split but also by the fact that details have been released to the press, and is consulting lawyers. Meanwhile the rapper blamed for the marriage breakdown was due to arrive back at his London residence last night.
A spokesman for Mrs Goldsmith said in a statement: “Articles in today’s media contain false and inaccurate information which appears to have been given to the media in a deliberate attempt to damage Kate and her businesses as well as to deflect from the gravity of last week’s incident involving the police.
“Kate is devastated, she has had a very frightening time since she and her husband initially split five months ago, and this is just another sad development.
“Her main concern now is for her children who will remain with her at the family home.”
The couple come from two of the country’s most illustrious and wealthiest families and had appeared to enjoy an enviable life together.
Mr Goldsmith inherited an estimated £300million after the death of his father Sir James, who built up a £1.2billion fortune as a food magnate and then investor before becoming a vocal opponent of the European Union. His other children with his third wife are Zac, the environment activist and Tory MP, and Jemima, who married the Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan.
Meanwhile Mr Goldsmith’s wife, 29, inherited an £18m fortune after the death of her banker father, Amschel Rothschild, and is related to the Guinness brewery family on her mother’s side.
The couple have known each other since they were teenagers and were regulars in society publications such as Tatler before married young in September 2003, at a wedding attended by 600 guests. With homes in Kensington and Somerset, they now have three children.
Mr Goldsmith founded a green venture capital firm, Wheb Ventures, and recently produced an acclaimed documentary film about the West Indies cricket team, Fire in Babylon.
Last year there were tensions between the couple after Mr Goldsmith met the Barbadian pop star Rihanna at a party and posted a photo of her on Twitter with the caption “too hot”.
But it is his wife’s nascent career in the music business that is believed to have led to the breakdown of their marriage.
In 2010 Mrs Goldsmith set up a company called Roundtable Records, which has so far released just four singles by little-known bands.
The venture has led to her spending time at gigs and clubs in London as well as travelling to Los Angeles, while her husband remains in an office job and responsible for the school run.
“They’re leading very different lifestyles,” said one family friend. “He has to be at his desk at 8.15am and take the kids to school, but her lifestyle is increasingly nocturnal, going to clubs until the very late or early hours.”
It wasn’t until last autumn that Mrs Goldsmith got to know the rapper now blamed for the end of her marriage.
Jay Electronica, 35, was born Timothy Elpadaro Thedford and grew up in one of the poor areas of New Orleans that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
He became an underground success in 2007 after recording a nine-minute song called Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge) that featured him rapping over a soundtrack taken from the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
He became even better known in 2010 when he had a daughter with the singer Erykah Badu.
But despite becoming a protégé to the leading hip-hop mogul Jay-J, he has only released a handful of singles and his long-awaited first album is yet to be released.
Last October he visited London and wrote on Twitter afterwards a message of to “Kate”, among others, for having “opened my mind in ways it hadn’t been for years, in just 2 weeks. I lov u”.
The following month he addressed a message on the social networking service to Mrs Goldsmith, her brother James, and Mr Goldsmith’s siblings Zac and Jemima.
He has described Mrs Goldsmith as one of his “direct points of contact” for press and business enquiries and gave her personal email address, while last month he posted a photo of her sitting in a helicopter.
The rapper also praised her husband’s film, writing on Twitter: “Fire in Babylon was Amazing! Job Well Done.” Mr Goldsmith replied: “So happy you loved it Jay.”
More recently Mr Goldsmith developed suspicions about the amount of time his wife was spending with Jay Electronica, and last Wednesday confronted her at their home after allegedly discovering incriminating text messages and emails on her smartphone.
During the row she is said to have confessed to having an affair with the rapper, and her husband was arrested after lashing out at her.
A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed: “Police were called at 8am on Wednesday to reports of a domestic disturbance at an address in Kensington.
“Officers attended and a man, aged 31, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. He was taken to a west London police station and later accepted a caution.”
A friend of Mr Goldsmith’s said: “Ben is heartbroken, devastated and thoroughly miserable. He suspected Kate was cheating on him because she has been behaving increasingly erratically for some time.
“She is obsessed with this chap called Jay Electronica who is one of her clients. She is always on the phone to him and out with him until four or five in the morning most nights. Sometimes she even stays with him.
“Ben was paranoid about their friendship months ago, but when he confronted her about an affair earlier this year she denied it.
“Then last week he found a series of texts and email messages. They were very intense messages planning sexual liaisons.”
However sources close to Mrs Goldsmith insist that the couple’s marriage had been on the rocks for some time.
It is claimed that they separated at the start of the year, and it was during their three months apart that she had a brief fling with the rapper.
The couple then made a further attempt to make their marriage work but Mrs Goldsmith is now said to accept it is “game over”, and is unhappy that details of their split found their way to the press.
Mr Goldsmith is now staying with friends and will file for divorce on grounds of adultery.
The couple are expected to agree joint custody of their children and, given their individual family wealth, may avoid a bitter dispute over the sharing of their assets.
Is a Rothschild sleeping with a Muslim? Wouldn’t be the first time… Jemima?
Once_the_Federal_Reserve was transparent it was found that the Rothchilds and the elders of Zion had nothing to do with banking at all. The public went into a panic when they realized that all the covert buying and selling was done by the Oompa-Loompas.
Are the gold bars in Fort Knox really made of the precious metal? Or has the U.S. government secretly sold off the nation’s stockpile and replaced it with metal bars that are only painted gold?
Ron Paul wants to find out.
Giving legitimacy to an Internet conspiracy theory that the gold in Fort Knox is fake, the iconoclast Republican congressman from Texas has asked adminstration officials to audit the purity of the nation’s 700,000 gold bars held in Fort Knox, according to an internal Treasury document obtained by CNBC.
The Treasury document says it would cost about $15 million to conduct an audit. The process would take about 30 minutes to verify the gold content of each bar, or 350,000 man hours; to do that would would take 400 people working for six months, according to the document.
Really, you should save the money. If this guy become president, he may need it.
A nice article about Israel’s energy potential in the Financial Post:
In the first 25 years after Israel’s founding in 1948, it was repeatedly attacked by the large armies of its Arab neighbours. Each time, Israel prevailed on the battlefield, only to have its victories rolled back by Western powers who feared losing access to Arab oilfields.
The fear was and is legitimate – Arab nations have often threatened to use their “oil weapon” against countries that support Israel and twice made good their threat through crippling OPEC oil embargoes.
But that fear, which shackles Israel to this day, may soon end. The old energy order in the Middle East is crumbling with Iran and Syria having left the Western fold and others, including Saudi Arabia, the largest of them all, in danger of doing so. Simultaneously, a new energy order is emerging to give the West some spine. In this new order, Israel is a major player.
The new energy order is founded on rock – the shale that traps vast stores of energy in deposits around the world. One of the largest deposits – 250 billion barrels of oil in Israel’s Shfela basin, comparable to Saudi Arabia’s entire reserves of 260 billion barrels of oil – has until now been unexploited, partly because the technology required has been expensive, mostly because the multinational oil companies that have the technology fear offending Muslims. “None of the major oil companies are willing to do business in Israel because they don’t want to be cut off from the Mideast supply of oil,” explains Howard Jonas, CEO of IDT, the U.S. company that owns the Shfela concession through its subsidiary, Israeli Energy Initiatives. Jonas, an ardent Zionist, considers the Shfela deposit merely a beginning: “We believe that under Israel is more oil than under Saudi Arabia. There may be as much as half a trillion barrels.”
Because the oil multinationals have feared to develop Shfela, one of the world’s largest oil developments is being undertaken by an unlikely troop. Jonas’s IDT is a consumer-oriented telecom and media company that is a relative newcomer to the heavy industry world of energy development. Joining IDT in this latter-day Zionist Project is Lord Jacob Rothschild, a septuagenarian banker and philanthropist whose forefathers helped finance Zionist settlements in Palestine from the mid-1800s; Michael Steinhardt, a septuagenarian hedge fund investor and Zionist philanthropist; and Rupert Murdoch, the octogenarian chairman of News Corporation who uncompromisingly opposes, in his words, the “ongoing war against the Jews” by Muslim terrorists, by the Western left in general, and by Europe’s “most elite politicians” in particular.
Where others would have long ago retired, these businessmen-philanthropists have joined the battle on Israel’s side. While they’re in it for the money, they are also determined to free the world of Arab oil dependence by providing Israel with an oil weapon of its own. The company’s oil shale technology “could transform the future prospects of Israel, the Middle East and our allies around the world,” states Lord Rothschild.
To win this war, Israeli Energy Initiatives has enlisted some of the energy industry’s savviest old soldiers – here a former president of Mobil Oil (Eugene Renna), there a former president of Occidental Oil Shale (Allan Sass), over there a former president of Halliburton (Dick Cheney). But the Field Commander for the operation, and the person who in their mind will lead them to ultimate victory, is Harold Vinegar, a veteran pulled out of retirement and sent into the fray. Vinegar, a legend in the field, had been Shell Oil’s chief scientist and, with some 240 patents to his name over his 32 years at Shell, revolutionized the shale oil industry. more via elderofziyon.blogspot.com