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Maybe John Moores deserves a refund from what he paid for privacy.
  • Maybe John Moores deserves a refund from what he paid for privacy.

Back in March 2010, Rebecca Moores cut a deal with husband John Moores to end their marriage without revealing too much about the ex–San Diego Padres owner’s high-dollar finances and extra-curricular affairs. Before their agreement was reached, Rebecca filed documents demanding to know about gynecologist Dianne Rosenberg, “a woman he [John] had an affair with during the marriage,” and the gifts she had received. John’s lawyer fired back that the request was made just to “satisfy Becky’s jealousy and thirst for harassment.” (The former baseball mogul married Rosenberg in October of last year in a lavish Rancho Santa Fe wedding attended by Democratic ex-president Jimmy Carter and American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez. Moores wore a yarmulke emblazoned with the Padres logo to the ceremony, conducted by longtime Padres announcer Ted Leitner, according to a report by the U-T San Diego’s Diane Bell.)

As a result of the subsequent secrecy, exactly how much Rebecca got from John is unknown, but it was apparently sizable, judging from a $20 million personal donation made by her to the Rebecca Moores Foundation, of which she is president. Daughter Jennifer, once married to ex–Padres staffer Jason McLeod, is listed as chief financial officer. The non-profit has just given $1 million to PsychArmor for the Moores Center for Military Service Providers to set up “hotline staffed by expert military psychologists that will answer questions, assist with referrals, discuss treatment options and offer general support to behavioral health and other service providers. The initiative will also include a confidential online community and moderated chat room where practitioners can exchange ideas, post case situations and gain feedback from peers.”

A longtime Democrat, Rebecca Moores gave $32,400 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in April. Her ex-husband came up with $10,000 for the Georgia Federal Elections Committee, run by that state’s Democratic Party, in July. …

The lingering question of whether the Chargers will depart for Los Angeles is back on the front burner. Meantime, San Diego taxpayers are keeping the team tidy by providing “carpet/tile cleaning for Suites and Locker Room per contractual obligation with the Chargers.” The rug-cleaning contract runs from this past July through the end of next June, according to a $47,000 deal with Premier Carpet Care of Oceanside.

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