In the parlance of those forgotten times, the whole "scene" was "uncool, man."
Now, it may have gotten a little groovier for the late Jerry Garcia's long-time
lover/wife Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia. A judge ruled yesterday that the
former Grateful Dead guitarist 's widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, cannot disregard
a 1993 divorce settlement agreement signed by both Carolyn Garcia and Jerry
Garcia in which Captain Trips agreed to pay out $5 million ($20,883 a
Koons Garcia, the third wife of the legendary band leader who died
at age 53 of a heart attack in a drug rehabilitation center in 1995, had argued
that Mountain Girl had taken advantage of a drug-addled Jerry Garcia and
coerced him into signing the divorce agreement . Jerry Garcia, who had fathered
two children with Mountain Girl, had already paid her $400,000 before his
death. Soon after his passing, Koons Garcia cut off payments, which led to the
court battle. Koons Garcia and six other Garcia heirs said they would appeal
the judgment from Superior Court Judge Michael Dufficy, who, in ruling in
Mountain Girl's favor, wrote, "Jerry honored the agreement while he was alive.
Jerry's estate cannot rescind the contract after Jerry is gone."
it's unknown how large Jerry Garcia's estate is--with estimates ranging from $5
million to $20 million--in the true spirit of peace and love, a motley crew of
lovers, business partners and hangers-on have filed claims against it totaling
more than $30 million. Sounds like a real bad trip to us, man.