• Good Thing Brian Cashman Is Used To Writing Big Checks

    Posted by on February 4th, 2012 · Comments (0)

    Of course, this time, the money will be his and not that of the Steinbrenner Family.  The story via the Post

    The wife of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman filed for divorce yesterday — a day after her husband was publicly accused of a second affair, this time with a woman who has been charged with shaking him down, The Post has learned.

    Mary Cashman, 42, submitted divorce papers in Stamford, Conn., Superior Court, listing her husband as “B.M. Cashman” and writing that the marriage “has broken down irretrievably.”

    She is seeking permanent alimony, a split of their property, and joint custody of their 13-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.

    Mary Cashman, who has now endured two publicly humiliating allegations of her husband’s philandering, has been living apart from Brian Cashman in the family’s $3.7 million Darien mansion with the kids, sources said.

    She hired top divorce counsel Gaetano Ferro, who repped Jane Welch during her half-billion-dollar split from former GE boss Jack Welch.

    Mary Cashman’s divorce filing came less than 24 hours after a TriBeCa woman, Louise Meanwell, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges she stalked Brian Cashman and extorted more than $6,000 from him.

    Prosecutors said Meanwell bombarded Cashman with hundreds of text messages, and demanded he cough up $15,000 to pay for an unspecified medical procedure. Cashman made two payments, one for $4,000 and another for $2,000.

    Meanwell, who could not post $200,000 bail, has been shipped to Rikers Island.

    Meanwell has claimed to several friends that she and Cashman, 44, had a nearly yearlong affair and that she ended it after he reneged on a promise to leave his wife.

    Last spring, she began telling friends that she was dating Cashman, boasting of visiting him at his Yankee Stadium office, scoring game tickets and hooking up with him in Manhattan.

    “She said he’d come and stay with her,” said one pal who recalls Meanwell gushing about the GM during a game at Yankee Stadium.

    “It was more than an affair. It was like she was his girlfriend,” said another Meanwell friend who attended that game.

    “She said Cashman gave her the seats — we were sitting with all the players’ families.”

    “She said, ‘Me and Brian are dating. Him and his wife are going through a divorce. They’re not living together.’ ”

    The British-born Meanwell — who has also used the last name Neathway — has a criminal history of harassment and trespassing going back to 1988 and spanning three states.

    Mary Cashman served her husband with divorce papers on Jan. 31, the day before Meanwell was arrested.

    The documents were filed in court yesterday.

    In the past, Mary Cashman has stood by her man amid reports that he was stepping out on her.

    In 2009, he was romantically linked to a Westchester soccer mom of two, Kim Brennan.

    Brennan’s husband, Brian, grew suspicious of his wife’s relationship with the Yankees honcho and eventually divorced her after she was photographed snuggling with Cashman.

    Cash should have taken Eddie’s advice…

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