Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Martina Navratilova Break-up Drama Getting Messier By the Day

Yesterday news broke that Toni Layton, the lesbian lover of legendary tennis player Martina Navratilova is threatening to write a tell-all book, if the Martina doesn't pay up.

However, Toni isn't just hoping for a book. She feels there is so much grease to throw, it deserves a TV mini-series, too. We guess the whole embarrassment of getting dumped in public still hurts so she is going in... hard.

Here's the press release from Toni's public relations firm Global PR. Did you know? Toni and Linda Hogan have things in common?

Toni Layton is gearing up to fight for what is rightfully hers in the dissolution of her marriage to former tennis champion, and soon to be ex-wife, Martina Navratilova. The fall out is not going to be pretty. Famed celebrity divorce attorney Raymond Rafool, who represents Linda Hogan in her divorce from Hulk Hogan, has been retained to represent Toni Layton in her case against the tennis champ.

Rafool is giving Navratilova the same run for her money that he has given Terry Bollea a.k.a. Hulk Hogan, in his split from Linda. Winning the case is only part of the overall plan. Layton not only has a tell-all book deal on the table, but a TV mini-series which will expose all the dirty details of the famous tennis player’s personal life. “We fight fire with fire,” says Rafool.

After 12 months of attempting to come to an agreement in the split of her 8 year relationship with Navratilova, Layton is ready to speak the truth about her ex-wife and what really was happening behind the scenes during the course of their marriage. Layton has secured image control specialist, Gary Smith of Global PR, to get Martina right where it hurts, in the media.

Toni wants to hit Martina back just as hard as the world famous tennis ace returns a punishing serve from her worst rivals. Hulk called Linda the “most formidable opponent” he has encountered in or out of the wrestling ring.

“Navratilova is about to get a taste of the same medicine,” states Smith. “When there is a break up between a celeb and a non-celeb, the non-celeb is usually at the mercy of the press. It’s like the celeb side having nuclear weapons and the non-celeb side trying to fight it off with a bee bee gun. We level the playing field where the media is concerned and that is what we will do for Toni Layton. Everyone deserves fair publicity just like they deserve a fair trial.”

“There are a lot of skeletons in Martina’s closet. It is more like a storage facility full of them, and I know them ALL,” says Layton. Martina’s legal team and other cohorts have threatened in an extortionist manner, to publicly discredit Toni Layton and humiliate her, and her family, in order to keep the tennis player’s estranged wife from revealing the truth about Martina.

“Don’t be so sure about that,” laughs Smith, “Hulk thought the same thing and we not only returned every blow but initiated a few of our own. Navratilova’s team has another thing coming if they think we are going to just lie down and be steamrollered. She may be a champ in tennis, but in the media, don’t count on it.”

Rafool and his team expect their client to be subjected to the typical wealthy celebrity accusations of their former partner being a “greedy gold-digger,” because that is what they ALWAYS do when a non-celeb divorces a celeb. It is standard operating procedure in this kind of a case. This is a strategy all celeb lawyers use to leverage the pressure the media places on the non-celeb. The public degradation that happens in the media essentially humiliates and bullies the non-celeb, who in most cases has zero idea how to counter it, into agreeing to a settlement far below what is equitable. This case is no different.

Martina was successful with this technique in previous break up with Judy Nelson. Layton was offered a measly flat $200k for eight long years of 24/7 work and support for the enrichment and betterment of multi millionaire athlete, Martina Navratilova. “The offer was an insult. Navratilova is using Florida’s failure to recognize gay marriage to her advantage. We are standing up for gay rights in this case. Toni Layton has the right to obtain a fair settlement the same as if she were the spouse in a traditional marriage,” states attorney Raymond Rafool.

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