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Paying Gest

by | 22nd, October 2003

‘DAVID Gest once claimed that if anyone so much as harmed a hair on his wife’s upper lip, mole or head, he’d swing for them.

‘Smile, David, or you’ll get what’s coming to you’

The wife in question, as if you need reminding, was Liza Minnelli, a title she will proudly hold until the couple’s divorce is finalised in days to come.

But the twist in this modern romance is not that somebody hurt Liza but that, as papers filed by Gest claim, she beat up him in drunken rages.

The Sun has seen the divorce papers, filed in New York, and notes for our benefit the allegations that attacks by 5ft 4in Liza left David in so much pain he needed 11 different painkillers to dull the agony.

He did, though, not need stitches a relief to any of us who have seen and envied the man’s pure candle-like complexion.

But the hidden scars run deep, and now he wants out of the 16-month marriage.

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