Fisher Palimony Suit

This article provides insight to Carl Fisher's personality and private life. When Fisher married Jane Watts in 1909 it apparently came as a surprise to long time girlfriend Gertrude Hassler, a beautiful opera singer. Long before "palimony" became a part of our lexicon, Ms. Hassler obtained the legal counsel to file a $500,00 suit against Fisher in 1912. Hassler reasoned that she had sacrificed her career to be a life partner for Fisher and deserved financial consideration for her service. Understandably, this was one of the most juicy scandals of the year for Indianapolis. This article was published October 6, 1912.

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