'Greedy cow' wife turned down £32m – husband
A BANKRUPT tycoon locked in a divorce battle with his estranged wife told a paparazzi photographer: "I offered her £27m (€32m) and she refused it", a court has heard.
Scot Young (51), who claims to be "hopelessly insolvent" told Dennis Gill, a photographer, that Michelle was "a greedy cow" for turning down the offer.
Mr Young, formerly described as a billionaire but now "penniless and bankrupt", is being pursued by Mrs Young (49), who claims he is worth "a few billion" and said that she would settle for £300m.
The offer was made in October 2009 by Mr Young, Mr Gill said in a written statement.
The paparazzo knew both Mr and Mrs Young from his work in central London and said that both had offered him money to follow their estranged spouse.
Mr Gill said in a statement to the court: "He said he would pay me £2,000 in cash tax-free if I would follow his wife on Friday taking a video and photos of whom she was with. Mr Young denied making the statement about offering his wife £27m. The hearing continues. (©Daily Telegraph, London)