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Former CEO tangled in a messy split

The former CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has found himself in a messy split, with him accusing his estranged wife of running a smear campaign.

The man recently filed his response to allegations in which she claimed that he "tricked" her into marrying him and that he purposely "misrepresented himself."

Earlier in the year, the woman submitted an application for annulment to the Ontario Superior Court. With this, she made it clear that she did not want to move forward with divorce, but instead that she wanted the marriage treated as if it never existed.

In her filing, she made a variety of allegations against the former CEO, including that he sexually harassed and later fired an employee when he worked for another employer.

On the flipside, he denied in his filing  many of her allegations, including the fact that he fired an employee with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and that he used the popular discreet dating site, Ashley Madison.

The filing also said, "Sadly, Eleanor is a vengeful, angry person with extreme wealth and incredible amounts of rage."

Both parties are expected to meet in family court in May, with the intention of helping bring closure to the case.

Divorce is never easy, but there are definitely times when the situation is more complex. This is particularly true if one party is seeking an annulment. As somebody going through a messy split, it is important to understand your legal rights as well as the way the process will unfold.

Source:, "Former TSO CEO accuses McCain heiress of 'running smear campaign against him' in court battle," Victor Ferreira, Postmedia Network, April 28, 2016

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