Victorian Magistrate Rodney Higgins, hereafter to be referred to as Judge Boom, is the lucky Labor Party affiliated 70-year-old grandfather of eight devil who managed to woo 23 year old court clerk with a big overbite Ashleigh Petrie, had many romantic overseas holidays with her, got engaged, and then, tragically, in 2019, lost the love of
his life to suicide.
The very next day, after Ashleigh had walked in front of a car, Judge Boom made a claim on her $180,000 superannuation death benefit, and just recently the insurer has agreed to pay him out (pending legal challenges), despite the fact that Ashliegh’s mother was listed as the beneficiary, and this has caused a big stink, a lot bigger than the original stink pre-suicide in 2019 about their relationship. (It’s not that common here and people don’t want to deal with it today but some young women are going to be attracted to older, even much older, men, especially if he is high status, and a judge earning $300k+ a year fits that bill.)
Humorously or not Judge Boom justifies his unwillingness to share the money with the mother as some sort of payback for the latter’s refusing to hand over a portion of the girl’s ashes to him.
There has been a lot of speculation about the reasons for her suicide, like that she was bullied by jealous bitches at work, or all the media attention (which in not unusual attention whoring fashion she invited, even hankered after) got to her, but Judge Boom notes:
She was a lovely, young, fragile, impressionable girl.
Whackjob, he means she was a whackjob.
In any case, Judge Boom has now returned to his old lady of 18 years, who he dumped for Ashleigh, the improbably named “Lurline Le Neuf”, and if he ever had erectile dysfunctionality before it is likely going to reoccur, but he will have plenty of cash for escorts and whatnot on the side.
It’s all very unfair you might say but you have to recognise peak boomer performance when you see it.