Babette vs. Bernie: battling
Apr/19/07 09:00 AM Filed in: Bernie Kosar
Courtroom blitz: Babette
Kosar, estranged wife of former University of Miami and
NFL star Bernie Kosar, filed more papers in their
divorce case. She says he has ''refused to provide
temporary support'' for her and their four kids, ages 6
to 15, while blowing big bucks. Babette also alleges
Bernie was ''addicted'' to unspecified drugs ''for a
six-year period,'' adding she fears she didn't get a
fair shake from trial judge Lawrence Korda, based on
Korda's recent pot smoking arrest.
Babette, who wed Bernie in 1990, petitioned to end the
marriage in '05. Bernie says he gives her plenty of
money and has no drug problem.
In the emergency motion for support, filed by attorney
Terry Ellen Fixel, Babette, 42, says Bernie, 43, ''has
expended many millions of dollars in the last year or
so'' and has ''given away monies, corporate interests
and other assets.'' Yet, she alleges, he travels by
private jet, takes expensive vacations and bought a $4
million house near hers in Weston.
Bernie says he plays fair. ''Just this year alone, in
the first three months, I've given her over $100,000 in
cash and I've paid over $100,000 in bills.'' He adds:
``My friends think I'm an idiot because I'm so
Babette says she asked Korda in March '06 to order drug
testing for Bernie. Korda ''dismissed the wife's
concerns, stating that if [Kosar] looks impaired when
he goes to pick up the kids, don't let him drive,''
attorney Jacqueline Valdespino says in a motion to
disqualify Korda. Babette claims Korda was ``extremely
As for Babette's drug allegations, people ''create
brush fires to deflect from their own issues,'' Bernie
Korda, 59, benched himself April 11 -- leave of absence
from Broward circuit court. He could not be reached for
comment. New judge is Larry Seidlin, ringmaster in the
legal dispute over AnnaNicole Smith's body.