Brooklyn School Superintendent Crocker Coulson Spied On His Ex-Wife — And It Cost Him A Fortune

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Brooklyn School Superintendent Crocker Coulson Spied On His Ex-Wife — And It Cost Him A Fortune

Most men accept rejection gracefully, and move on from their marriages by taking up with another woman. This man, however, is not one such graceful man. Who is Crocker Coulson?

There's an old saying that says "money can't buy class," and there's no better example of this old adage than Crocker Coulson. Coulson, who's a Brooklyn Heights resident that works as a superintendent of schools, married an heiress and had children with her. In theory, this should be a sign that someone has class and elegance, and should — as they say in New York — have more than a little bit of "act right." Unfortunately, Coulson has absolutely no "act right," and now, it's going to cost him a small fortune for his major snafu. 

He's also trash, for the record. 

Let's look at what we know about this, uh, interesting man. 

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1. He's the founder and chairman of the Brooklyn Music School.

Lord — this man is around kids. According to his official biography on the Brooklyn Music School's website, Crocker Coulson "is a Senior Advisor for investor relations and marketing to companies including Serco Inc., Spotify, and Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk. He was formerly the President of CCG Investor Relations, a global investor relations consultancy. Crocker graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Freie Universität of Berlin, Germany."

2. When he filed for divorce, Crocker Coulson had the nerve to ask for alimony. 

This just keeps getting worse, so prepare yourselves. According to The New York Law Journal, when Coulson filed for divorce back in 2014, he and his now-ex-wife reached an alimony agreement, in which he would be paid over $8,000 a month while they sorted out the details of their divorce. You would think that a school founder and chairman who lives in Brooklyn Heights would have enough money of his own, but you'd be wrong. 

3. Anne Resnik is the daughter of a Philip Morris executive.

According to The New York Times, Anne Resnik is the daughter of Philip Morris president Frank Resnik, who died in 1995. The outlet reports that it's because of her father's extensive money from producing cancer sticks that she was able to pay Crocker Coulson more than $8,000 a month in alimony. Yeah — you read that right. This story isn't horrible enough, so we have to throw cigarettes in the mix. 

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4. For some reason, Crocker Coulson is still spoken of in glowing terms. 

Every New Yorker knows that Brooklyn, today, is full of annoying hipsters and trust fund babies, so perhaps Crocker Coulson getting spoken of in glowing terms is not surprising. "While Crocker is not blessed with any musical talent whatsoever, he enthusiastically attends Brooklyn's operas and concerts, including classical, experimental, indie rock, American roots and world music. His two children both study instruments at the Brooklyn Music School," reads one glowing review of him

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5. He bugged his estranged wife's phone. 

According to The New York Post, Crocker Coulson bought $50 spying software and installed it on his wife's iPhone. This allowed him to tape confidential meetings with her lawyer, and ultimately gave him the advantage in the divorce. Resnik, who is represented by celebrity attorney Raoul Felder, then took the case to federal court, because not only is this the creepiest move ever, it's against the law to tap someone's phone without their knowledge, permission, or consent. It was Felder who discovered the software when, during discovery, he realized that he'd been paying for the software using his PayPal account. 

6. That $50 software cost Crocker Coulson $500,000 — and the alimony. 

When you do clownery, the clown comes back to bite. "Jurors ordered Coulson to pay Resnik $200,000 in compensatory damages, $200,000 in punitive damages and another $41,500 in statutory damages under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The latter amount represents a penalty of $100 a day for each of the 415 days that he illegally accessed her phone between June 29, 2012, and Oct. 31, 2014. In addition, Coulson — the former president of the CCG Investor Relations firm and the current chair of the Brooklyn Music School’s board of trustees — was also ordered to pay damages of $10,000 each to Resnik’s mom, sister and psychiatrist, whose communications with her were also intercepted," reported a different story for The New York Post. 

In the words of the late, great Pepper LaBeija — HA! SUFFAH! 

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. For more information about Bernadette Giacomazzo, click here.