A tale of two wives

2013-06-19 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Pro-golfer David Frost faces prosecution, fines and possibly imprisonment for fraud and perjury after he allegedly forged the signature of his wife Corrie to sell a house that they shared in Texas.

On top of this, he married Colene Visser, ex-wife of the Big Brother winner Ferdinand Rabie, in the U.S. in March while he was still technically married to Corrie.

These sensational chapters of Frost’s life have emerged in court documents from Florida in the U.S. The documents show that Frost had obtained a United States divorce order, but did not make any attempt to inform Corrie about divorcing her.

In an important victory for Corrie, the court last month found the divorce order was invalid, that Frost and Corrie were still legally married and that the Frost-Visser marriage must now be declared invalid.

On top of this, the divorce case between Frost and Corrie is pending in the high court in the Western Cape. The pre-trial date is set for August 12.

In the U.S. court papers, it appears that Frost had sold the Texas home that he and Corrie shared before their separation, without her knowledge. Her name appears on the contract and there is a signature underneath it, but she reportedly did not sign the contract. The sale would not be legal without her signature and permission.

The issue was cited in court papers during Frost’s deposition, which under the U.S. justice system gave Frost a chance to put his version of events during cross-examination.

When Jeff Fisher, Corrie’s legal representative, asked Frost if the signature under Corrie’s name was forged, Frost answered: “I believe it is her signature”.

When Fisher later asked Frost in deposition if he made the signature, Frost answered: “No”.

A few days later, Frost, however, sent an e-mail to Corrie in which he admitted it was he who had signed Corrie’s name and that he took “full responsibility for this”.

Stemming from this e-mail, charges of forgery and perjury had already been submitted against Frost at the court in Florida.

When questioned, Fisher said his brief is to fully prosecute Frost. Fisher is of the opinion that Frost admitted in so many words in the court papers that he is guilty. The penalty is imprisonment or a fine.

The legal representative for Frost, Susan van Aswegen, said the charges in front of the court prevented her from talking about the forged signature. She said the divorce case was being delayed unnecessarily, adding that Frost wanted to continue with his life and his golf career.

According to Corrie’s legal representative, Leon Frank, did Corrie did not want to comment.

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