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Anna Wintour’s boyfriend ‘owes US government $1.2 million in taxes’

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Telegraph UK

J. Shelby Bryan, the long-term boyfriend of Anna Wintour, the Vogue editor in contention to be Barack Obama’s next ambassador to Britain, owes the US government more than $1.2 million (£760,000) in taxes.

Anna Wintour's boyfriend 'owes US government $1.2 million in taxes'

Mr Bryan, pictured here with Ms Wintour, was also pursued for outstanding Texas property taxes Photo: Getty Images

Mr Bryan, a former adviser to Bill Clinton who helped raise funds for Mr Obama’s re-election campaign, has owed the money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since 2006, according to court filings obtained by The Daily Telegraph from Texas.

Mr Bryan, who has been in a relationship with Ms Wintour since 1999, was also pursued for outstanding Texas property taxes, and has had energy companies he owns in the state chided by local authorities for falling behind on their financial filings.

The findings may threaten Ms Wintour’s confirmation as a US ambassador if nominated by Mr Obama. Her appointment would need to be approved by the US Senate, which has in the past objected to irregularities in the tax affairs of nominees and their partners.

Mr Bryan, 66, was said to have a fortune of $30 million when he left his second wife, Katherine, for Ms Wintour 13 years ago. He reportedly suffered a decline in personal wealth amid the financial crisis, however, and frequently stays at Ms Wintour’s $10 million townhouse in Manhattan.

Ms Wintour was one of Mr Obama’s leading fundraisers during his re-election campaign, bringing in $500,000 to the president’s coffers. At one $35,000-a-plate fundraising dinner in August, Mr Obama thanked “Anna and Shelby for being such extraordinary hosts”.

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» 28 Comments

  1. Diann

    January 29th, 2013

    Oh, the ravishing beauties of Liberalism.

    Simply takes ones breath away

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  2. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 29th, 2013

    What’s the big deal? He’s qualified to be the Treasury Secretary, and this article is concerned about a measly Ambassadorship assignment? Pfffffftt!

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  3. Hawaiian

    January 29th, 2013

    I understand she’s some sort of “fashion expert” but someone please tell me what’s expertly fashionable about choosing a hairdo that makes her head look like the head of a large dick?

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  4. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 29th, 2013

    What’s with her lip, did somebody punch her in the mouth?

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  5. norman einstein

    January 29th, 2013

    Another one who would look a lot better if those bangs were about eight inches longer.

    For cryin’ out loud…HIDE that thing…as a public service!

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  6. Carlos The Jackal

    January 29th, 2013

    Hey, if he keeps going the way he is, he too could become Secretary of State in the zero administration!

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  7. Bad Brad

    January 29th, 2013

    I think I know where that 1.2 went. Plastic surgery, wrinkle cream, and bondo. And it still didn’t help.

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  8. Menderman

    January 29th, 2013

    The heve 2 of the 3 requirements to work for Obama, the are stinkin rich and don’t pay their taxes…

    …now if somebody can find some communist ties, she is a shoe-in for the job!

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  9. metprof

    January 29th, 2013

    nice comb-over

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  10. super toe

    January 29th, 2013

    I think I had that hairstyle when I was 4 years old. My mom put a bowl on my head to do it.
    I didn’t realize that was her boyfriend. I thought it was a wax figure of Bruce Wayne.

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  11. thirdtwin

    January 29th, 2013

    Dollars to donuts he owns an illegal gun in NYC, too.

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  12. Jerry Manderin

    January 29th, 2013

    I so wish and pray that the Mighty Hand Of Justice would come crashing down on all these liberal hypocrites in one fell swoop.

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  13. jeckelmyhyde

    January 29th, 2013

    Well, let’s get those newhires for obamacare at the IRS on this right away.

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  14. CrustyB

    January 29th, 2013

    Last time I saw someone with a nose like that he was shooting dice with Qui Gon Jinn.

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  15. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 29th, 2013

    Paint her face green and she could do commercials for GEICO. (The lizard, not the cute pig.)

    Yeah, metprof, for all that dough, you’d think he could get a better barber.

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  16. Menderman

    January 29th, 2013

     
  17. Menderman

    January 29th, 2013

    Maybe she bought that nose from Babs Streisand…anybody seen her lately?

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  18. McFartus Spontaneous

    January 29th, 2013

    “hey.. hav u guys seen Kermit?” Fuckin Muppet

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  19. scr_north

    January 29th, 2013

    Ever notice that more and more the stories that are critical or report on items critical of Democrats are coming from overseas? Anyway, I’ll bet if she does appear before the Senate that her companion will have had his taxes paid (probably by her as that’s the way gigolos work and I’ll bet he has a leckuva lot less than the $10 million in the story) or it won’t even be brought up.

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  20. AvgDude

    January 29th, 2013

    “But daaaahling!… Taxes are for the little people!”

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  21. Noelegy

    January 29th, 2013

    Oh, dear God. This mollusc owns property in Texas?!

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  22. BILL

    January 29th, 2013

    i bet he is not behind in his obama campaign donations.

    obama said the rich don’t pay their fair share and for once he knew what he was talking about, obama was talking about all his friends.

    warren buffet owes much much more and look how he goes on about having to pay his fair share of taxes.

    just wait until the poor unwashed middle class conservative doesn’t have his obama care insurance and watch how the irs takes away everything the guy owns until he pays up.

    we are a bunch of freakin dark ages serfs and don’t even know it.

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  23. Dan Ryan Galt

    January 29th, 2013

    Looks like Snowball The Sourpuss on a VERY bad day but at least we know where Mooshell got the idea for her new due.

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  24. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 29th, 2013

    Okay, now I understand the hairstyle. It’s to hide the worst part of her head and only show the best part.

    Fail.

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  25. norman einstein

    January 29th, 2013

    @metprof, on which one?

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  26. Tim

    January 29th, 2013

    Damn!

    That face has “Harpy Bitch” written all over it.

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  27. Major Mal function

    January 29th, 2013

    Anybody see a problem appointing a British born and raised Wintour to guard American interests and secrets in Britain? Conflicts of loyalty, anyone?

    Oh yeah, forgot about the Kenyan, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Pakistani bitch boy Obama. How well has Americans’ national interest been served for the last four years?

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  28. Dano

    January 29th, 2013

    Look like a couple of ASSHOLES to me!

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