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Wife files for divorce from former UM prof facing harassment suit

Colin McGinn
Colin McGinn

Here’s a philosophical note for former University of Miami philosophy superstar Colin McGinn: When it rains, it pours.

McGinn, who resigned from the school two years ago, has been facing a lawsuit from a graduate student who accused him of sexually harassing her.

Now this: His fourth wife filed for divorce in a Miami-Dade County court.

Citing irreconcilable differences, Catherine Mortenson threw in the towel as McGinn and UM fight a nasty lawsuit brought by ex-student Monica Morrison.

Morrison asserts that in 2011 and 2012, the famed proponent of new mysterianism (humans can’s resolve problems of consciousness) took advantage of philosophical discussions in his office to hold her hands and stroke her feet. McGinn, who left the school in 2013, is accused of sexting the woman constantly.

Morrison says he’d often discuss in graphic terms and in one-on-one sessions the highly sexualized Vladimir Nabokov novel Lolita.

In her complaint, Morrison says the 65-year-old McGinn often told her he no longer found his wife attractive.

“He would often complain that his wife did not sexually satisfy him,” the document reads, “and as a result he was unhappy with his marriage.

“[Morrison] listened in silence and did not respond when he made such comments.”

According to records, the wife did respond to McGinn — with the divorce filing.

McGinn and Mortenson’s divorce lawyers didn’t comment.


South Florida DUI and traffic ticket lawyers Larry Meltzer and Steven Bell are suing the cable TV network A&E for libel because an incredible name snafu made them, they claim, look like crooks.

According to the complaint, the partners of the Fort Lauderdale Meltzer & Bell law firm say the producer of the network’s American Takedown mistook them for Boca Raton lawyer Cory Meltzer and chiropractor Roger Bell.

The duo of alleged insurance scammers were profiled in an episode titled White Collar Crime that aired in July.

Thing is: The broadcast footage included a shot of a Meltzer & Bell P.A. street sign. Meltzer and Bell, the good guys.

“Recklessly, ... A&E stated and made it appear to the millions of viewers who were watching the show that the business sign and physical location of the law firm was the same business location where the insurance fraud was being committed,” their lawsuit reads.

A&E, the network who gave us Duck Dynasty, has filed a motion to dismiss the case, partly because the attorneys couldn’t prove they were damaged.


Despite all his bluster on the radio, Rush Limbaugh seems happy to find the government when he’s in need.

The talk-show host just inked a deal to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to use his $50 million beachfront compound in Palm Beach to store equipment and sand.

The records show Limbaugh’s cool with crews using his property until 2025.

The project is to save Rush’s beach, and the rest of the tony town’s sand, from erosion.