San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester, whose $125,000 donation kick-started funding for Yes On 8, is in the midst of an ugly divorce with his wife of 43 years. Manchester’s wife has accused him of hiding his assets and cutting off her access to living expenses. She also alleges that Manchester forged her endorsement on a joint $8.2M tax refund check and refuses to give up her share.
Several months ago, Manchester offered $125,000 in room credits for his hotels to LGBT activists, hoping to end the successful year-long boycott of his properties. Nobody bit and the boycott continues.
Ooh, I can’t wait to hear what prompted the divorce.