You are clueless! Ted was a wonderful, giving, generous & loyal man. He made many charitable contributions, it became an inside joke among those that were close to him, that Ted couldn't say no, and we loved him for it.To all the band-wagoners:
Just because someone has money to donate to use as a tax write off does not make them a great person. Lets not forget this man cheated, beat his wife and lied to his family and it was all proven in court. Imagine what he has put his first family through? This man tried to put an innocent women in prison while he was cheating on her with a high priced whore. Why is everyone trying to make him a martyr?
With all due respect, It was not proven in court that their was spousal abuse. Let's not forget he was shot. If the ex was so abused why didn't she leave? Ted was Ambushed, shot coming out of a walk-in closet. Why, with her husband shot on the floor, did she rip the phone from the wall?
As far as his first family, it is an unfortunate situation, but it also was a 2-way street. I think Ted felt it was natural for the kids to side with their mother, but he was also hurt by this. He loved his children, and grandchildren. Ted was guilty of cheating, but as soon as the shot was fired, there was no going back. Ted never intended on hurting anyone, and certainly not destroying his relationship with his children. That decision was made for him.