Friday, May 22, 2009

You Gotta Blame It On Somethin'

An Independence, Missouri woman said her husband abandoned his family before the war and when he came back, he got a new wife and baby and a new life. Marcella Rivera found out about her husband William Rivera’s possible bigamy in an unusual way. Her mother saw him on a Valentine's Day television special last year, marrying another woman. Rivera said she was floored, because he was still married to her.

Rivera found out Friday that the criminal bigamy charges against her husband were dropped. She said his attorney stated that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition he suffered after his military tour in Iraq. Rivera said he didn't remember still being married to her and thought they were divorced.

"There are real soldiers suffering from PTSD and he's using that as a crutch," said Marcella Rivera.


Jamie Foxx blames it on the alcohol. Milli Vanilli blamed it on the rain. William Rivera blames it on his PTSD. PTSD is no laughing matter, but it wouldn't surprise me to learn that this guy is exploiting his condition. Ms. Rivera mentioned that they were already considering a divorce. Will Rivera probably had second thoughts about the reconciliation and decided that bigamy was his best option. The cynical side of me is furious that this guy left his four children without a father. Since it's Friday, I am going to assume the best and keep this post light hearted. Enjoy the Rob and Fab...

Blame it on the rain that was fallin' fallin'
Blame it on the stars that did shine at night
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah yeah
You can blame it on the rain