The ex-Beatle was ordered Monday to shell out $48.7 million to his estranged wife, Heather Mills, putting an end to their lengthy and extremely bitter divorce battle.
Mills and McCartney became lovers in 1999, married in June 2002 and separated in late April, 2006. Without a prenup prior to marriage Mills sought a financial divorce deal of $250 million while McCartney offered $30 million.
The judge gave Heather Mills hundreds of millions of dollars less than she wanted after finding her "inconsistent" and "less than candid," according to a scathing judgment made public Tuesday.
"She was a less than impressive witness," says the judge, Justice Bennett. "The wife for her part must have felt rather swept off her feet by a man as famous as the husband. I think this may well have warped her perception leading her to indulge in make-belief."
As for Mills's appearance in court and documentation she provided to support her financial claim, the judge said: "I am driven to the conclusion that much of her evidence, both written and oral, was not just inconsistent and inaccurate but also less than candid."