• Short Summary

    CASSIUS CLAY, HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, WAS GRANTED A DIVORCE ON FRIDAY (JANUARY 7) FROM HIS EX-MODEL WIFE SONJI.

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    CASSIUS CLAY, HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, WAS GRANTED A DIVORCE ON FRIDAY (JANUARY 7) FROM HIS EX-MODEL WIFE SONJI.

    CLAY, AGED 23, AND HIS 26-YEAR-OLD WIFE WERE MARRIED BY A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN AUGUST 1964. IN JUNE LAST YEAR HE FILED FOR ANNULMENT OR DIVORCE, COMPLAINING THAT HIS WIFE DID NOT "LIVE UP TO" HIS MUSLIM FAITH.

    CLAY SUED IN HIS MUSLIM NAME OF MOHAMMED ALI. HE SAID THAT SONJI WORE TIGHT DRESSES AND SLACKS, USED MAKE-UP AND STRONG LANGUAGE.

    HE OBJECTED TO THE DRESS SHE WORE IN COURT. IT WAS SLEEVELESS AND BRIGHT RED.

    SONJI SAID SHE WORE WHAT CLAY BOUGHT HER. SHE HAD STOPPED SMOKING AND EVEN AVOIDED MAKE-UP.

    GRANTING THE DIVORCE, JUDGE HAROLD SPAET ORDERED CLAY TO PAY SONJI 1,250 DOLLARS A MONTH ALIMONY, AND COSTS OF 22,500 DOLLARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2YJ9EM6X9O9U5PESCXZ6LDIL9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YJ9EM6X9O9U5PESCXZ6LDIL9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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