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Billionaire Barclay Told He Should Be Ashamed for Dodging Divorce Payout

  • Judge adjourned contempt sentencing for wealthy businessman
  • Barclay and Hiroko have been embroiled in £100-million fight
Frederick Barclay
Frederick BarclayPhotographer: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images/Getty Images

Frederick Barclay was blasted by a London judge who said he should be ashamed he left his ex-wife without a financial future, in the latest court revelation from their bitter divorce battle.

Barclay, one of Britain’s wealthiest businessmen, was found in contempt of court last month for failing to pay thousands of pounds in legal fees to Hiroko Barclay. The judge, however, stopped short of handing him an immediate jail sentence, ruling that he didn’t have the means to pay the first £50 million ($61 million) of the £100 million settlement.