Millionaire baffled why partner ‘so aggressive’ after replacing her

15:56 29 January 2014

The hearing was held in secret at The Royal Courts of Justice in London (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The hearing was held in secret at The Royal Courts of Justice in London (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

2013 Getty Images

A businessman worth millions could not understand when he installed another woman into his home and asked his partner of 30 years if she would stay on as a housekeeper why she became ‘so aggressive’, a judge heard.

The details emerged from a private trial in the Family Division of the High Court, where the man’s partner was awarded a payout of more than £6million.

Mr Justice Bodey said the couple, from London, could not be identified, but his judgment reveals the man, who has interests in a portfolio of property in the capital, was in his 70s, and the partner in her 50s.

They married in the late 1970s and divorced in the 1990s, but the judge said they treated the divorce as ‘just a piece of paper’ and carried on living together.

About five years ago the man met another woman, and Mr Justice Bodey revealed his rather unorthodox plan for new living arrangements.

“The husband installed the other woman - and her 12-year-old daughter - into the marital home.

“The husband told (his partner) he was not intending her to vacate, and would she remain as some sort of housekeeper?”

He said she found the suggestion ‘very demeaning and upsetting’, and consulted solicitors to begin litigation, but the Judge said the man ‘could not come to terms with why (the partner), through her lawyers, had become so aggressive’.

Mr Justice Bodey ruled she was entitled to nearly half of a ‘kitty’ containing more than £13million.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Monday, February 8, 2016
Smooth (Photo: Kingston Police)

When faced with a frantic police chase, most people would just stand and gape.

Monday, February 8, 2016
A non fatal shooting took place in Tulse Hill last night (Picture: ?@stoopnik / Twitter)

Armed police raced to Tulse Hill yesterday evening after locals heard gunshots and found a man shot in the street.

Sunday, February 7, 2016
An 18-year-old has been charged with murder (Picture: Street View)

A teenager has been charged with murder after a 27-year-old man died from stab wounds in Plaistow Park, Newham, just over a week ago.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Nemash Patel photographed the police cordon

Thousands of commuters were evacuated from one of the city’s biggest train stations today, as a suspected World War Two bomb was found on a building site near Victoria.

Friday, February 5, 2016
George Verrier was punched when he tried to calm down a fight. He hit his head on the pavement and later died (Photo: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

)

Two Metropolitan police officers have been dismissed for gross misconduct after the death of 17-year-old George Villiers who was punched at a party in Bromley.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
They hit him with his own cane (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Police are hunting for two men responsible for a sickening attack the Grahame Park estate in Colindale.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport