Leanne Domi says Tie, Stronach are lovers

Tie Domi. (Toronto Sun/Craig Robertson)

Tie Domi. (Toronto Sun/Craig Robertson)

VIVIAN SONG -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:06 PM ET

Liberal MP Belinda Stronach is being named as the ex-factor in a divorce application filed by Leanne Domi against her former Maple Leafs player husband Tie Domi.

According to a published report, Domi believes her husband and Stronach have been involved in an "intimate sexual relationship" since he began working on her political campaign in January 2006.

Stronach, who has been linked to several high profile leading men like Bill Clinton and Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Mackay, is referred to "many times" in the 20-page document filed in court last week, the report states.

Family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein said it's rare for lawyers to plead adultery in divorce applications because of the ugly fallout, opting mostly to file on the grounds of living separately and apart for one year.

But Leanne Domi most likely wants to play with the leverage that's in her favour, Feldstein said.

"It could be to take advantage of the the shock value of having Belinda Stronach named in it," he said.

The couple have been married 13 years and have three children.

Domi is asking for custody of the kids and $15,246 a month for child support, based on her husband's $1- million annual income.

$30GS SPOUSAL SUPPORT

She's also asking for $30,000 in spousal support -- a large amount, Feldstein said, but one to be expected.

"You need to appreciate that when lawyers draft an application, they ask for more than they expect to get. It's a negotiating tactic," he said.

After some number crunching, Feldstein deduced that the wife is after 70% of Domi's net income: Were Leanne to be awarded the full amount, after taxes she would get a handsome cheque for $33,000 in child and spousal support, while Tie Domi would get $14,500 a month.

According to the report, court documents quote Domi as asking her husband to leave their home in July because she "just couldn't believe that he was telling me the truth about Belinda Stronach's 'business relationship' with him."

Domi is also quoted as saying a friend saw Stronach and her husband strolling down Manhattan's Madison Ave. July 19, holding hands, "with Tie carrying packages after what must have been a full day of shopping."

She said she was told by her husband he was at a charity golf tournament.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Stronach has been married twice and has two children.


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