Domi alleges wife was overspending

SAM PAZZANO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:50 AM ET

Ex-Maple Leaf enforcer Tie Domi, in an affidavit filed yesterday, accuses his estranged wife, Leanne Domi, of "unsustainable" spending that would force the sale of their luxurious Oxbow Rd. estate.

Tie "sincerely apologized for any inadvertent" court breaches he may have committed in trying to visit his three children almost two weeks ago, the document states. But in the affidavit he blames the situation on his wife.

"Unless I went to the house to see the children, I would not have seen them for many days. Leanne was refusing to communicate with me about the children," states Tie, who lashes out at his wife for taking the divorce public in a move he says is damaging their three young children.

Leanne fired back yesterday with an affidavit that alleges Tie was following through on written and spoken threats to crush her financially because she hired a lawyer in their divorce.

In an earlier court filing Leanne portrays Tie as a "angry, violent" cheater who tried to bully her into accepting a $2.5-million cash and property settlement -- without the advice of a lawyer.

Leanne also names high-profile Liberal MP Belinda Stronach as Tie's mistress.

In her latest affidavit, she alleges Tie cut her ATM withdrawal limit without notifying her and left the family home's property taxes more than $50,000 in arrears. That led to a threat that things would be taken from the home.

'AWFUL SITUATION'

"It will be an awful situation for our kids if indeed someone shows up and starts removing things from our house," Leanne wrote to Tie's business manager, Allen Fleishman, in a letter that is part of the affidavit.

"I remain convinced that Tie will make good on his threats to me of reprisals and consequences for having retained counsel," she states.

She defends her spending habits, saying they've remained the same. She notes she pays her babysitter, nanny and tutors in cash and provides bank statements of the past few months to show her consistent pattern of withdrawals.

Tie defends his two "neutral" press releases, saying, "I have had to defend the family that Leanne and her counsel appear intent on damaging. I have not denigrated Leanne, nor do I wish to ... but this is going too far."

Lawyers for both sides will be back in court tomorrow after Leanne's counsel Julie Hannaford filed a contempt motion against Tie for showing up, without prior approval, for a visit at the home.

In a motion filed by Tie's lawyer yesterday, the former Leaf is seeking to visit the home -- without his wife present -- two nights a week and Sunday afternoons.

He also wants to delay providing a financial statement or disclosure "until the issue of confidentiality and sealing the file has been dealt with."


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