“I was disappointed with [how things played out], but I respect the power of the media. There were also stories about me being a gold digger. I’ve never dated anybody who didn’t have money. I was my own millionaire when I got married … Honey, I was digging for gold in high school; I’m past platinum now! [Laughs] I hope your mama told you to get with someone who can take care of himself so he can take care of you and what you’re bringing to the table. That should be the definition of digging.”
– LisaRaye McCoy spoke with Essence about the controversy that surrounded her divorce from the former premier of Turks & Caicos, Michael Misick, after he was caught cheating. Her statements, in the April issue, might seem sexist to some, but to me she’s saying that she always dated someone who could bring as much to the relationship as she was contributing (or who was worthy of her). Hopefully, everyone’s mother cautioned her or him against dating someone that wasn’t worthy of their time.
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Infidelity, betrayal and abuse are very difficult things to forgive, but most people resist the urge to cause a partner bodily-harm. However, there are some women that go against their better judgment and exact revenge on their guy. Most recently, the Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands, Michael Misick, claims that his estranged wife, actress Lisa Raye McCoy-Misick, attacked him at his mansion in Turks & Caicos. She claims that she was refused entry to their home and was forcibly removed. In any event, both were taken to the hospital for bite injuries. “Whilst it is my sincere wish to avoid unnecessary conflict, I shall not be intimidated, nor shall those individuals whose job it is to protect and represent me,” said a statement released by Lisa Raye. The Misick’s separated after rumors of an affair between the premier and BET on-air personality Rocsi surfaced.
While I hate to admit that I’m throwing up a girl-power fist right now, I can’t help to think of all the other famous and not-so famous women that got revenge on their guys for infidelity or mistreatment, whether real or perceived. So check out this list after the jump. Keep reading »