UPDATE - A voice mail left by Alex to Wendy in 2009, informing her they were never legally married and telling Wendy about his mother's involvement in the supposed divorce from Marion Stoner Montagu in 1994, will be up soon. It is a dilly, you will not want to miss this.
Alex, Laura, and possibly Mary, have decided to busy themselves again. This resulted in my remembering to put up the 1996 divorce documents, Alex Montagu v. Marion Stoner Montagu, so this was all to the good.
Montagu's psychiatric and medical history
I WAS NEVER IN A HOSPITOL (sic)
Montagu was never in the military. Scars he shows as wounds received in battle evidently originated when he slashed his wrists, as reported in the Transcript of Proceedings, during his gastric bypass, and at the time of his butt lift.
Likelihood of Alex or Laura writing anything publishable.
WE HAVE DONE THE RESEARCH FOR MY BOOK SOON TO BE PUBLISHED AND ALL THE LIES,
NO POLICE REPORTS NOTHING!
Laura and Alex are lying again. Newspapers, as I have explained before, have fact checkers. They occasionally rely too heavily on the reports of those being interviewed, for instance in the case of the article written by Frank Swertlow, appearing in the Daily News in 1988 titled, "There's lots of land down under his limo," but generally they are careful about charges of felonies. And when they report court proceedings and verdicts generally they have had a reporter in the courtroom. These two articles, both appear in the immediate wake of Alex's sentencing in Australia on August 14, 1985, show the variations and similarities between content by different reporters. The Sun, Tears as heir, 22, gets jail, The Age, Duke's heir weeps in dock .
But we can get the ones from Orange County and put them up, there, does that make you happy, Alex?
The Marriage and Divorce from Marion Stoner Montagu – 1984 - 1996
THE DUKES MOTHER LADY MARY MONTAGU OF AUSTRALIA PAID MARION STONER 5,000 DOLLARS TO GET A ANNULLMENT.
Did Mary pay Marion for the trouble of filing the papers? Given what is documented below it sounds like $5,000 was cheap.
March 17, 1984 - Marriage of Alexander Montagu to Marion Stoner Marriage Certificate
August 31, 1984 - Application for Separation
September 5, 1984 - Request for Restraining Order
September 6, 1984 - Letter to Alexander, informing him of the ex parte hearing.
September 6, 1984 - Transcript of Proceedings
September 19, 1984 - Court Order extending previous order of court, made September 6th,
until 2nd of October.
October 2, 1984 - Court Order October 2, 1984 Alexander is restrained from molesting,
assaulting, abusing, intimidating, harassing or in any way interfering
with the wife.
September 27, 1996 - DISSOLUTION Record of Proceeding/Outcome Sheet
October 28, 1996 - Certified Divorce Decree
After filing for separation Marion never saw Alex again and never used the title, Lady Montagu.
Quote from letter written by Mary Montagu to Wendy Buford Montagu in 2011 - “I had absolutely no knowledge of any alleged marriage ceremony entered into with that Stoner woman until I was approached at my workplace, well after you were "married" and I believe Alexander would have been about 4 at the time.
If Mary believed all was well why the 'married' emphasis? Marion tells a different story.
Quote from letter written by Mary Montagu to Wendy Buford Montagu in 2011 - “The woman was then in her late 40s and had teenage children - she had been in a very long term relationship which led me, my attorneys and employer at the time to believe it had been a total set-up and scam.”
From court documents regarding Marion Stoner's previous relationship: "lived in a defacto relationship with Con Sorensen for twelve years." The documents also says the two children were Lisa Marie, born December 5, 1969, and Daniel Frederick Sorensen, born July 10, 1973.
An examination of the court papers shows these facts in evidence and not matters of dispute among the parties. Marion would have been in her late 40's in 1996 when the divorce took place. The children of the marriage would have been in their late teens or older by then. Evidently, Alex did not send his family members invitations to the wedding. Please note his behavior is very much at variance with what is 'normal' in more ways than it is possible to count so this is not really surprising.
Quote from letter written by Mary Montagu to Wendy Buford Montagu in 2011 - “And although I do not believe anything that Alexander says these days I believe that at barely 20 at a BBQ party he was tricked into "let's all pretend to get married".”
Note: Alex's mother does not believe anything he says. But apparently the marriage to Marion and cascade of events thereafter missed her notice, though she was a working journalist and also employed by the local constabulary in some capacity. Now, I don't believe she did not know. Notice this article, from 1985, mentions the divorce, which has not yet happened, also quoting Mary rather extensively. Mary and Alexander: It's a title fight.
Quote from letter written by Mary Montagu to Wendy Buford Montagu in 2011 - “I have the legal papers signed by the woman at the time accepting the "blackmail" amount in full and final settlement. Norman and Parke held the legal papers.”
Note: Mary did not inform Wendy, who was substantially impacted by this evasion.
Facts obtained through study of court records
Marion Stoner says she had two children from a previous relationship. The name of her previous partner is given as Con Sorensen. She had never been married. Application for Separation
One of these children, a girl, was handicapped. This is the child who Alex threw off the stairs and otherwise abused, according to the complaint and request for protection. Application for Separation
Marion reported in an article published in 1988 she was unable to obtain a divorce because she did not know where Alex was. The People - My Barmy Wedding by Ian Dougall
MARION STONER EXTORTED MONEY FROM MY MOTHER MARY MONTAGU WHO WORKED AT THE COURT HOUSE.
THE MARRIAGE NEVER HAPPENED
THE MARRIAGE NEVER HAPPENED. (Repeated)
Saying it over and over again just makes you look even stupider. It did happen. See marriage certificate and accompanying court records above.
THE ANNULLMENT PAPERS WERE DONE.
No, it was a divorce.
WEDDING PHOTOS? (This is Laura, who seems to believe it is wedding photos which make a marriage legal, not a signed contract or license from the state.)
AND WHO AND WHERE ARE THE WITNESSES TO THIS DRUNK BACKYARD MARRIAGE
This is speculation, but they were most likely either members of the underworld in Australia or the family of the bride. In either case, it is unlikely they would want to do anything but forget the matter.
MARION STONER IS A FRAUD AND MADE UP FALSE STATEMENT AND A FAKE MARRIAGE IN HER MOTHERS BACK YARD
The documents say otherwise, but I'm sure she wishes she had never met Alex.
THAT WAS A FAKE WEDDING ALL DONE AS A JOKE BY MARION STONER WHEN I WAS 20 AND SHE WAS 33,
While it is unusual for a man of 20 to marry a woman of 33 it is not illegal or unheard of.
Lia Belli was also older, as was the former stripper in Vancouver who you reported being in love with in 1991. Presumably, all of these women were very attractive, certainly Marion and Lia were.
1991 - September 21 SUN JOURNAL, (AP) Diana's Cousin Selling Title
MARION STONER WAS MARRIED TO A MAN FOR 15 YEARS AND WAS KNOWN TO THE LOCAL POLICE.
Marion Stoner testified, under penalty of perjury at the time, she had never been previously married. No documents have been presented to refute this point.
MARION STONER HAD THREE KIDS! WITH ANOTHER MAN
Marion had two kids from her previous relationship, this a fact known to Alex before the wedding occurred. All of the Montagus, to date, appear to be very vague about numbers.
AS SHE REPORTS MANY FALSE REPORTS. NO POLICE REPORTS!!
Assertion, no documentation.
I WAS NOT LIVING AT THE ADDRESSES THAT HAVE BEEN IN THE PAPERWORK AND I WAS NOT IN THE COUNTRY!
Alex may not have given his correct address as he was previously, by his report, living with and working for, a kingpin in the Australian underworld.
SHE IS A SCAM ARTIST
Assertion, no documentation.
ANYONE CAN FILE ANYTHING AT A COURT.
Yes, but such cases are generally thrown out. This case was heard very seriously.
THE POLICE DIDNT EVEN GO TO COURT? VERY STRANGE POLICE ARE SUPPOSE TO SHOW UP FOR COURT ADN THE FACT I WAS NOT IN COURT EITHER! ALL FALSE.
The police might have shown up for another hearing, the one regarding Alex barricading himself in his residence and attempting to shoot the officer with a speargun, evidently the same one he used in his attempt to shoot Marion.
The police were mentioned in the transcript. The mention had to do with ensuring they were warned to approach Alex with caution because of his violent behavior. Application for Separation
Incidentally, this transcript makes a great short one act play. We are working on this.
THE MEDIA NEVER CONTACTED ME FOR ANYTHING!
This is probably true. Alex seems to have enjoyed contacting the media and seeing his name in print. He also seems to have used the media for free advertising in his occasional quest to sell either his title or the title of 'duchess.' According to both Wendy and Laura, he has in his possession a binder with his 'clippings,' which he shows to impress people. He also sends copies of the articles, which cite him as having contacted the media, to others, including me.
THEY DO NOT WANT THE REAL STORY.
Evidently, they are not completely fed up with you because they are still writing and material for articles is still being produced.
THEY WANT GOSSIP ARTICLES AND CLICKS ON THERE (sic) PAGES!
Since nothing you do is normal this is all they have to print.