Many break-ups are messy, dramatic events, but they’re usually at least somewhat private. But when rich people break up, the drama can draw others in. When those same rich people are also completely unhinged, a break-up can become a spectator sport.
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The couple in question here has gone viral because of their tantrums. Scott Mitchell, who–by all accounts–is a millionare, gained notariaty when a video surfaced on him on the driveway in front of his mansion throwing out his fiances clothes and ripping them to shreds.
He has since accused his finance, Mary Hunt, of stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry. This is where their break-up became a matter of public record as the spat ended up in the courts.
Mary Hunt isn’t letting Mitchell off easy, either. She accused him of beating her. Yet there’s a problem for the Hunt legal eagles. A video has surfaced that shows Mary Hunt throwing a rather amazing tantrum. During her tantrum, she beats herself up. She is slamming her closed fists into her face and head.
Mitchell’s attorney, Todd Foster claims the newly-released video explains the injuries Hunt claims Mitchell inflicted on her. “The explanation for the black eye is now very different,” Foster said.
Hunt denies the accusations.
“There were so many times when I wanted to give up, but I couldn’t do it anymore and I think about how much he would have wanted this,” she says.
“There is no evidence that he ever beat her,” said Foster. “This video now demonstrates that she is striking herself in the same area of the face and head that they allege Scott struck her.”
Hunt’s team has brought in Stephen Coleman, who worked for United States Forensics, to look at video of a home-intruder seen in Mitchell’s garage. The intruder (who Hunt claims is responsible for the missing jewelry) is now believed to actually be Hunt. It is clear it is a woman. But Hunt and her security expert assert that the tape has been altered to make it look like her.
Mitchell has hired his own expert, Bruce Koenig, former head of the FBI forensics lab. So the he-said-she-said case is about to be flooded with hard to understand jargon.
One thing is certain–watching the video evidence should be entertaining for the jury.