Tricia Walsh-Smith made a YouTube video accusing her husband, Phil, of a variety of awful things and watching her strange and discomforting “divorce” video renders down the likability of the entire human race a few notches.
For the record, I tangentially know Phil Smith. He’s a Big Cog in the Shubert Organization on Broadway.
Phil has always struck me as a fair and kind person and he paid his dues with the Shuberts for a long time before he stepped in to fill the void Bernie Jacobs left behind when he died.
The Shuberts are a careful organization. They don’t pick losers to lead them.
To see Phil’s soon-to-be ex-wife harping on him in an Internet video and then revealing private and personal intimacies — that belong only between husband and wife — is not only distasteful, it’s rude and obnoxious and damaging.
I suppose if the law and the righteousness of the human spirit are not on your side, the desperate and the forlorn will lower their will and aesthetic to kick a low-blow — or make a YouTube video that embarrasses them more than their obsessed-upon victim.
If Tricia Walsh-Smith had a shred of human decency left — or even a clinging tendril of self-esteem remaining — she would remove her video, apologize to Phil, and run back under the rock from whence she came.