A former nanny to the couple, who was previously described by a spokesman for the Murdochs as a “disgruntled former employee”, claimed last year that working for Ms Deng was like being in a “war zone”. She “curses Rupert all the time. A lot of f-words. She’s always yelling, crying”, she said. She added: “Everyone who works for her hates her and is scared of her”.
Follows a typical predictable pattern. First the sweet nothings, then after official marriage sealed her legal status and ability to claim money, the deliberate screaming rages and daily quarrels will start, so as to create the divorce.
The same modus operandi used by the PRC former tour guide who in 1991 (after 1½ years marriage) divorced a Singapore shipping tycoon's son and sued for divorce settlement in court:
• monthly maintenance of more than SGD $4,000
• a half-share of their Jalan Pelepah home in Pasir Panjang; and
• a share in the family shipping company.
In Murdoch's case, a prenuptial agreement will ensure Wendy Deng is well compensated. It's a huge amount.