Crafty Lady Sued For Hiding 1,200 Pairs Of Designer Shoes During Divorce
2:15 pm, June 23rd | by Amy Tennery
We all have embarrassing hobbies and peccadilloes that we’d rather our significant others didn’t know about. Perhaps a massive collection of stuffed animals, a tendency to lip-synch into your hairdryer or [insert other romantic comedy cliche here]. Of course, those habits can go from harmless to serious pretty quickly — especially when the “hobby” is collecting hundreds of designer shoes and that significant other of yours is suing you.
That’s what Beth Shak, the ex-wife of hedge funder Daniel Shak, is learning the hard way. She’s the target of a lawsuit claiming that she hid a (wait for it) 1,200-pair collection of designer shoes during their divorce proceedings three years ago. Hidden away in a Fortress Of Sole-itude, one can only assume.
The case stretches the bounds of credulity, considering that the Shaks lived in an apartment in Manhattan during their marriage, according to the Daily Mail. How anyone could hide 1,200 pairs of shoes in an apartment is anyone’s guess. Daniel Shak, for his part, claims his ex had a “secret room” for her collection. Man-ol-oh-my!
If the secret collection is in fact real, perhaps Beth Shak does deserve to get Jimmy Choo-ed out (I’ll stop). Her designer shoe collection is worth (an estimated) hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of dollars, and Daniel Shak said he would have been entitled to some of that during their divorce.
Beth Shak, who, I kid you not, has a tattoo of a Christian Louboutin stiletto, according to the New York Post, argues it’s impossible that her husband didn’t notice his apartment was teeming with high heels — or that she was (possibly) wearing a new pair of shoes every goddamned day of their marriage. And, she adds, if he really didn’t notice any of this, he was a pretty crummy husband.