Mr. Friedman and his ex-wife, Ms. Tamar Epstein, were granted a civil divorce by a Maryland court in April, 2010. Mr. Friedman, however, continues to refuse to grant Ms. Epstein a religious divorce known as a "get."
A rabbinical prenuptial agreement is the most effective tool available to solve the problem of the agunah or a "chained woman." The problem is that many rabbis ignore the RCA resolution and officiate at weddings without the prenup.
What exactly is the "gossip" here? Is it the fact that this is an issue that involves the breakup of a marriage and is therefore a personal matter which Camp has no interest in? Well, the fact that a woman is possibly being hurt is something we should talk about and care about a great deal.