Domi's a rat - Leanne

SAM PAZZANO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:48 AM ET

Former Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi is portrayed as an "angry, violent" cheater who romanced Liberal MP Belinda Stronach while he ignored his family, according to a divorce application filed by his wife.

In the document filed last week, Leanne Domi says her husband threatened her with financial ruin if she hired a lawyer instead of taking a $2.5-million, home-and-cash offer. She cites adultery and cruelty as grounds for the divorce.

Tie's tough-guy tactics worked wonders for him on the ice, but won't score any points in Ontario's courts, she says.

The document contains allegations that have not been tested in court. Tie Domi has not yet filed a response.

Leanne, 40, says she believed Tie would be faithful after an affair with actress Tia Carrere in 1999, the statement says.

'SHOPPING SHERPA'

She didn't believe all "the rumour and innuendo" about her husband and Stronach, who is also 40, until a friend caught them in New York in July, she says in the document.

She describes Tie as a "shopping Sherpa" for Stronach while they held hands strolling down Madison Ave. and "shopped till they dropped."

Tie told her he was at a charity golf tournament in the Maritimes when he was in New York, Leanne says.

"It was humiliating to me ... I had been made into a fool -- Belinda and Tie were clearly laughing at how stupid I was for being the drudge who looked after the house and the family while they frolicked in New York."

Leanne also accuses Tie of trying to use his children as props for his retirement announcement while he has "avoided most of their activities," except for son Max's hockey games. Tie's excuse was that he was "working" with Belinda and other business contacts to support his family, she says.

Most recently, Tie skipped the final day of Max's hockey tournament -- which his team won -- to attend a film-festival lunch with Stronach and Brad Pitt, the document says.

The wife of 13 years says she gave up her career in merchandising to raise their three children and support Tie in his hockey career, encouraging his business and community work.

Leanne says Stronach "insinuated herself" into the Domis' life in the summer of 2005 when she attended the Formula One races in Montreal and dropped into a cocktail party. The Magna heiress coolly said, "hello" and then ignored Leanne and other wives and "doted on the men (she sat directly beside Tie), the document says.

"Tie assured me that Belinda was nothing more than an important 'business contact' and said I should be nice to her since she held the key to an important and lucrative deal ... involving the supply of steel to Magna ... and he stood to make monumental commissions from this deal."

Tie's "intimate sexual relationship may have commenced when he began working on her political campaign in January, 2006," Leanne says. She notes that Tie "informed the news media he had been dating Stronach."

Their marriage collapsed this summer and she lashes out at Domi for "threatening me with financial extinction because I did not buy into his agenda. It is reprehensible and wrong," she says.

"He is a bully and will do whatever he has to do and say whatever he needs to get what he wants for himself."

Tie spent numerous nights away from the matrimonial home when he told Leanne -- who was on vacation in Muskoka -- that he was in their York Mills Rd. and Bayview Ave. residence, the document says.

"When confronted by me about his lies about his whereabouts," Tie later deactivated his home's security cameras and "admitted doing so because he 'didn't want to be watched' on cameras he insisted on installing at their home, Leanne says. Domi hired house-sitters for their Toronto home while she was at their Muskoka condo -- which Tie bought her as a 40th birthday present.

Tie "repeatedly rebuffed our attempts to get him to come up to the condo," Leanne says.

"In retrospect, I believe the condo was a convenient distraction for me" so she would be out of town while I believe (but cannot prove) Tie had his trysts with Belinda by their Toronto pool in late May and early June, she says.

'I WAS CRYING'

Tie "admitted to adultery (albeit tangentially) on one occasion when he came home shortly after July 22, 2006," the document says. "I was crying and I asked him why he had done what he had done.

"I am so sorry, Leanne ... just leave Belinda out of this," she quotes him as saying.

Leanne says she believes Tie is "living in a condo on the Magna golf course."

She is seeking $15,246 monthly child support payments for their three children, Carlin, 12, Max, 11, and Avery, 7, and $30,000 a month for herself.

She alleges Tie's company and bank statement show "staggering, enormous debt, almost all of which is in my name."

The Domis' marital troubles started in 1999, when the Domis' youngest daughter Avery was only 8 months old. Tie "spent inordinate amounts of time away from home," she says.

After a year-end Leaf team party, Tie didn't show up for two days, not calling once, she states.

"He was volatile, angry and violent when confronted about his habits. He left on a Friday afternoon and telephoned me saying he would never come back."

Leanne says she later discovered Domi was involved with Tia Carrere, who filmed her TV series The Relic Hunter here. After an 18-month separation, Tie returned to the marriage, vowing to "never lie to me or the children again," she says.

"I believed him ... when he told the world at his 1,000th game in March, 2006 that he could never have accomplished everything he had without me at his side, even though Belinda was hovering around him in the after-party," Leanne says.

Four months later, the Domis' marriage was over.

Greg MacEachern, executive assistant to Stronach, said she has "no comment."

Tie's agent told Canadian Press the hockey star would have nothing to say while the matter was before the courts.


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