The Daily Mail has a report on documents recently released under a Freedom of Information Act request that reveal the paranoia and substance abuse going on with Robin Gibbs around the time of his seriously acrimonious split with Molly Hullis in the ‘80s:

In his altered frame of mind, he convinced himself that his estranged wife Molly Hullis was involved in a convoluted plot to fleece him of £5 million.

That is why Gibb turned burglar at her Weybridge home in search of evidence — along with a private detective he’d hired as an accomplice and getaway driver — while she was away in New York.

Even after more than 30 years, his and Molly’s divorce remains one of the bloodiest and dirtiest in the inglorious annals of showbusiness break-ups. It is a tale of jealousy, deceit, money and dark sexual mores of a star known globally for his high-trousered, high-voiced, wholesome Bee Gees’ image.

And about that FBI file…

The extent of the acrimony was revealed when files were released last week in the U.S. by the FBI, under Freedom of Information laws.

They revealed that Gibb was investigated by the U.S. authorities following allegations that he made numerous death threats to his wife’s London-based lawyers at the height of the wrangling.

In a telegram to solicitors Haymon & Walters in March 1981, he even claimed he had hired a hitman. ‘I warned and warned you,’ he cabled. ‘The situation is now very serious.

‘Know [sic] one walks all over me . . . I have had enough. I have taken out a contract. It is now a question of time.’

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