Emily Gould is a writer, editor, and novelist who has been previously published in The New Yorker, Slate, and other publications. She also founded Emily Books, an online bookstore specializing in new, short fiction by women writers. In her latest endeavor, she has asked her newsletter subscribers for help paying for her divorce.
Emily Gould is a writer. She’s written two memoirs and has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Harpers Bazaar. She was also the editor-in-chief of Gawker from 2010 to 2011. Since then, Gould has become something of a media darling thanks to her work as an essayist exploring how women are treated online and beyond.
Gould recently posted on Twitter that she needed $10,000 for her divorce proceedings with her husband Luca Dordolo (an Italian lawyer), whom she married in 2015 after dating for five years. Gould says Dordolo is “very good at what he does” but isn’t cheap:
“I don’t feel comfortable asking anyone I know for money, but we live in a world where if you ask someone nicely enough they’ll give you whatever it is you want,” she writes. “So here we go: please help me fund my divorce.”
Emily Gould Short Of Money?
Gould also says that if any money is left over after the divorce, it will be donated to Democrat Cori Bush, who is running against incumbent Republican William Lacy Clay Jr. in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District.
Clay is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and has been accused of being part of the “new plantation” by some black activists who say he and other CBC members have sided with corporate interests.
Gould promises her 9,818 newsletter subscribers exclusive updates on the divorce proceedings and shares a contract that she sent to the lawyer who may or may not represent her in divorce court.
Emily Gould’s lawyer not thrilled with potential publicity for client’s case
In an email to her subscribers, Gould said that “it’s very possible you could read about this case in the news at some point if it goes forward.” The email also described how “we have no idea what the outcome will be or even if they will go forward with this.” The author claimed she was “undeterred” by any potential publicity.