This man went to jail rather than pay his ex-wife $10 million in epic divorce battle
The jailbird Halloween costume Brian Blatherwick mass produces has a comic touch with black and white stripes and inmate number, fake ball and chain sold separately. He built a global, multimillion dollar empire on such getups, but his current take on incarceration has darkened since finding himself in a real life chain gang.
Outside the courthouse in Brampton, Ont. recently, he visibly shudders as the same prison transport that took him to jail passes us by. “It’s a really interesting ride, chained to nine other guys and sitting on corrugated steel.” Asked what jail was like, the 66-year-old Ontario businessman jerked his body to make eye contact over his glasses. “F–king terrible.” He shook his head. He doesn’t want to talk but can’t help himself.
“There’s no way that in a divorce case I should end up in jail.”
Blatherwick v. Blatherwick is not an ordinary divorce case.
Ordered to pay $10 million to his wife of 40 years, the businessman disputed, ignored, chiseled and whittled virtually every court order and spousal payment over six years of his epic divorce battle. He just isn’t paying. – READ MORE
Their divorce has the salacious — a string of young girlfriends, duplicitous private eyes — and a ‘brotherhood of trust’ that helped shield a rich man’s money from his wife