Biographer and USA Today media critic, Michael Wolff, recently filed for
divorce from his wife, Alison Anthoine, after separating from her in 2009. But
according to published reports, Wolff never informed her of the action,
and news of the filing took her by surprise.
The writer is reported to have left his attorney spouse in 2009 for a then
28 year-old intern named Victoria Floethe. According to published reports
which cite court records, the author, who also writes for Vanity Fair,
filed for divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court last week without informing
his estranged wife. Apparently Anthoine first learned of the divorce action
after being contacted by the website Gawker.com. When asked to comment
on the filing she at first insisted that Wolff had not filed for divorce.
Representatives for the site then produced evidence of the legal action,
prompting Anthoine to say "this is the first time I've heard
In an ironic twist, Wolff is known for writing about the private lives,
including marriages and divorces, of various media tycoons such as Silvio
Berlusconi and Rupert Murdoch. But when contacted for comment on his divorce
proceedings Wolff declined.