One of the leaders of the Occupy Wall Street movement divorces
As one chapter of American history closes, and another begins, it’s time to create a footnote of marital discord in one of that last chapter’s highlights. One of the leaders of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Stacey Hessler, is divorcing her banker husband, Curtiss, and taking some of his Wall Street money in the separation.
You may remember the deadlocked Hessler from the weeks of coverage, and the story that she left her Florida home – and four children, ages eight to 18 – to rally against the man on the southern tip of Manhattan. She was one of the most vocal activists on the site, camping out in front of a Wells Fargo branch and notably responding to a question about her leaving her family, "Military people leave their families all the time, so why should I feel bad? I’m fighting for a better world."
The divorce, filed last month, awarded her an $85,385 take-home settlement. The filing listed Curtiss’ as a banker and said he earned $65,000 a year. Interestingly enough, her job was listed as a “protester” and employer as “Occupy Wall Street.” As a surprise to no one, the amount she listed as her annual income was $0.
Divorce papers cite “irreconcilable differences” for the split, saying the 19-year marriage “is irretrievably broken.” The husband will take primary custody of the four children.