Moral apex: Dumped wife Sharon (after 23 years & three kids) for married mistress Maria Andrews. Broke up Andrews marriage. May or may not have fathered Andrewsâ€™ two-year-old son. Admitted to multiple â€œsex rompsâ€ all over in Asia with presumed prostitutes â€” but swears heâ€™s never paid for sex; women just showed up and had sex with him. Lucky guy, eh?
Icing on the cake: Asked Sharon for divorce by e-mail.
Schadenfreude moment: Messy divorce case splashed all over the press.
Marshall Davis Brown, attorney for Sharon Bush: â€œMr. Bush, you have to admit itâ€™s a pretty remarkable thing for a man just to go to a hotel room door and open it and have a woman standing there and have sex with her.â€
Bush: â€œIt was very unusual.â€
Neil Mallon Bush (born January 22, 1955) is the fourth of six children of former President George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush (Barbara Lane Pierce). Neil is the younger brother of former President George Walker Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Robin Bush, who died of leukemia in 1953. He has a younger brother, Marvin, and a younger sister, Dorothy. Bush is a businessman based in Texas.
In 2002, Bush signed a consulting contract that paid $2 million dollars in stock over five years to work for Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., a firm backed by Jiang Mianheng, the son of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, plus $10,000 for every board meeting he attends.
Bush serves as co-chairman of a company called Crest Investment. Crest pays him $60,000 a year to provide miscellaneous consulting services.
Bush frequently travels to the Middle East, Europe and Asia to negotiate deals and raise capital for various businesses. According to court filings from his divorce, in 2000 he was paid $1.3 million for such work. This includes $642,500 as a commission for introducing an Asian investor to the owners of an American high-tech company.
Bush and his former wife for 23 years, Sharon Smith, are the parents of three children, including Lauren. The couple divorced in April 2003.
Bush's divorce deposition gained public attention when he admitted to several sexual encounters with high-priced escorts/prostitutes in Thailand and Hong Kong in which he admitted to catching the STD herpes. Among other divorce testimony aired in the press, Bush's friend John Spalding announced that Sharon had extracted hair samples from her estranged husband in order to place a voodoo curse on him. Sharon Bush later confirmed the forcible hair removal, but she stated that she took the hair to be tested for evidence of drug use. At various times, she publicly spoke of her fear of retribution by Bush, or by the Bush family.
Bush remarried in Houston, Texas, on March 6, 2004, to Maria Andrews. Andrews spent time volunteering with charitable organizations with Bush's mother, Barbara. Robert Andrews, Andrews' ex-husband, sued Sharon Bush in September 2003 for defamation after she alleged that her ex-husband was the father of Andrews' two-year-old son.