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Swami's paper trail psych-out

By DAREH GREGORIAN

NY Post
May 15, 2010

Maybe she really does have psychic powers.

Fortune teller to the stars Laura Day apparently foresaw her ex-boyfriend's charges that she conned him out of his cash -- she saved a slew of documents and e-mails in which he wrote that he wanted her to have his money.

Princeton Review co-founder Adam Robinson has charged in a suit in Manhattan court that Day took advantage of his "psychological weaknesses" when it came to money matters and pressured him into signing over all the royalties he was getting from the prestigious program.

In newly filed papers, Day, the 51-year-old author of "How to Rule the World from Your Couch," says Robinson wanted to give her the money -- a position he repeatedly made clear in signed agreements and e-mails.

"Robinson's attempt to set aside four agreements that he signed over a decade, in 2000, 2005, and 2009, is . . . ridiculous. Robinson is a self-described 'sophisticated' contracting party; a co-founder of the publicly traded Princeton Review; a graduate of the Wharton School, with a law degree from Oxford University; and a rated chess master" who in 2006, even "confirmed in writing, before a notary and his psychiatrist, that he was acting of his own free will."

In an e-mail attached to the filing, Robinson, 55, indicated that he was signing over the remainder of his royalty payments because of a guilty conscience.

FORTUNE: Psychic Laura Day, here with Demi Moore, says her ex wanted her to profit from his Princeton Review guides, like this one.

FORTUNE: Psychic Laura Day, here with Demi Moore, says her ex wanted her to profit from his Princeton Review guides, like this one.


"I admitted (most recently in my New Year's declaration to you) to being a liar and a cheater, and having in the past shown myself capable of reprehensible, self-serving acts . . . I owned up to not being trustworthy in certain profound ways," he wrote in January 2009, after he'd ended his 10-year romantic relationship with the successful psychic but while they were still living together.

"I am profoundly, profoundly sorry for -- and ashamed of -- all I have done in the past to make you feel crazy. But I have not been on any online dating sites since, or met anyone in public, or reverted to any of my old forms of immorally destructive behavior. Have not."

He asked Day -- who has done "intuitive" consulting for the likes of Demi Moore, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston -- not to throw him out.

He wrote, "I will honor my commitments to you . . . Perhaps when I sign over my royalties to you . . . you will at least see that I have done the right thing in that regard, however vulnerable in the world that puts me."

Robinson's lawyer, Mark Kook, declined comment.