LONDON: A woman got a divorce here from a husband who dressed up in women’s clothes. He belonged to a transvestite society, and this, with everything else, made his conduct intolerable the divorce court said. The court that gave Mrs Suzanne Dillon, of Hendon, a divorce heard that from the time she married her 26-year-old husband in 1968, he had enjoyed wearing drag.
To start with she thought it was a joke, but after a while, they went to see a psychiatrist, who pronounced Mr Dillon “biologically a perfectly normal male.”
The wife never complained when he did not ‘make a home for her’ as they were running a sandwich bar in Victoria, her parents bought for them, but she did object when he spent £600 on videotape equipment, which he told her would make money for them.
His plan was, it is claimed, to make blue movies and sell them, and he contacted people who were willing to perform through a sex-contact magazine called Exit.
The judge, who was summing up at the end of the hearing, said that Suzanne and her husband had not had satisfactory sex since six weeks after the end of their honeymoon.
She said that he had been to the doctor and been given male hormone pills, but he wouldn’t keep taking them, although, while he was taking them as prescribed “he was almost like a man.”
The judge said the husband found sex with his wife was “unsatisfactory because as he
put it to me in the witness box there was not
When he gave the wife a divorce, Judge Dunn said that he was satisfied that she had objected to her husband’s transvestitism. Even in a letter written to his wife, the husband had described himself as “selfish, inconsiderate lying, unaffectionate, no-good and bigheaded.”
He rejected the husband’s application that the marriage had broken up because of his wife’s adultery.
enough variety and because of this his unconscious will to dress up as a woman was brought forward.
As the wife refused to let the husband dress up in the house, he joined the Beaumont Society 1969, about which Mr Justice Dunn said: “Members of this society, I understand, are all males, meet at various premises, dress up as women and take photographs of one another, and call one another by women’s names.”
The wife found letters from Edna and Pamela in her husband’s pockets – both of these were from members of the society. Both were from men.
He asked his wife to go along to the Beaumont Society’s meetings, but she refused to because she found the idea “revolting”.
She had sex with her husband’s friend and left her husband at the end of 1969.