Fish Responds To Ex-Wife’s News Of The World Slurs
Fish has reacted angrily to a story in the News Of The World where his ‘heartbroken ex-wife’ told of her ‘nightmare 14 years of marriage’ to the Scottish prog-rock star.
In the News Of the World story – which was only published in the newspaper’s Scottish edition – ‘stunning German blonde’ Tamara Nowy claimed Fish:
* Hit her at a birthday party where she ended up cut and bleeding
* Snorted cocaine in wild drink and drugs parties
* Cheated on her during a strong of affairs
* Attacked their teenage daughter and threw her out of the street
“I was so caught up in Fish’s twisted world… he was controlling, paranoid and aggressive,” Nowy is quoted as saying.
You can read the News Of the World story in its entirety here.
In response, Fish has issued the following statement:
It has been a tough couple of days for myself and [current wife] Katie as we have been dealing with the fallout from the article in the News Of The World.
I admit to having raged on reading what I considered was a very unbalanced and exaggerated disclosure which was badly written and contained a number of general factual errors that could have been easily rectified with due diligence and without my input.
I had known about the existence but not the content of the article for quite a few weeks and it had originally been scheduled to be printed two weeks before our wedding.
I had been suspicious when I received yet another unwanted phone call from my ex-wife in early May asking me for verification on a number of events concerning incidents in our marriage. I only took the call as she mentioned it had to do with our daughter. I asked if the call was being recorded or if someone was listening in to the conversation. She denied both. When she began raving down the line I terminated the call.
A few days after a friend of mine told me that he had been contacted by the News of the World to verify some information.
I soon discovered that the thrust of the piece was on domestic violence and was wrapped up in a “sex, drugs and rock and roll” story which had been sold to the newspaper [reportedly for £7,000] by my ex-wife.
It didn’t come as much of a surprise as I had been expecting such a move for quite a while and with an impending marriage the timing was cynical, malicious and deliberately intended to be hurtful.
Although I am currently estranged from our daughter I was sad to read the version of events in the NOTW article as related by my ex-wife.
I strongly disagree with what was said and as with a number of incidents mentioned in the article there are witnesses who have a very different perspective on what happened.
In saying all that I have no intention of taking legal action against the News Of The World over this article.
I do not believe that bringing my 18 year old daughter into a wrangle between my ex-wife and myself is a decent or adult approach and as my daughter is attempting to sort her own life out at the moment she does not need the emotional trauma of being asked to testify against her parents in a court case or exposed to a tit-for-tat newspaper war which would benefit no one except the publishers.
I will deal with the history of events from my perspective in my book in a less sensational manner and will readily document my part in what became a dark travesty of a marriage.
I am no angel and did more than my fair share of “sex, drugs and rock and roll”. Nobody died!
I have never been warned, arrested or charged with any count of violence and in my divorce there was no mention of domestic violence.
However, I am not the devil portrayed in the article by a sad, bitter woman who resents my current happiness with Katie and who has gone out of her way to disrupt our lives and cause as much pain as possible through using our own daughter against us.
I would have liked to have thought that after being separated for nine years and officially divorced since 2003 that my ex-wife would have let things lie, but obviously she feels differently.
I’ll just leave it to Karma.