Broadcom Billionaire Sued for $70 Million for Abuse, Neglect
Jan 19, 2016 07:32 AM EST
An OC woman is suing Henry T. Nicholas, co-founder of Broadcom, for $70 million. The woman is stating abuse and neglect as the reason behind the lawsuit after Nicholas failed to send out promised financial support.
Aside from his controversial alleged substance abuse and vices, Henry T. Nicholas finds himself in hot water as his partner, Melissa Montero, filed a lawsuit worth $70 million in damages. In the lawsuit, filed January 8 in Orange Country Superior Court, Montero claims that the billionaire failed to pursue his promise to support her financially for the rest of her life.
Aside from the failure to send finances, Montero recalls the abusive behavior of the Broadcom founder during the entirety of their four-year relationship.
In the complaint, Montero recalls she was 34 years old when she met the then 50-year-old Nicholas in January 2009 through a common friend. Montero mentioned how the relationship became serious, with talks of having children and each other as lifetime partners. Montero quit her job and moved in with Nicholas in to his Newport Coast home, with the promise that the tycoon will support her financially, with $25,000 per month.
"Nicholas promised Montero that if she would quit her job and dedicate her life to him, he would provide her financial support and pat her expenses and other needs for the rest of her life," states the lawsuit, as published in the Los Angeles Times.
The complaint went on to describe how Montero practically "gave up her own life," and dedicated her days to Nicholas to tend to his demands and needs. The lawsuit described Montero as being an all around help and assistant to Nicholas. It says that Montero helped the billionaire in his business, helped in maintaining the household, and even made sure that his children and ex-wife were happy.
Aside from all these, Montero discovered that Nicholas is allegedly involved with another woman and is sending her $125,000 per month. According to Alan Greenberg, Montero's attorney, Montero is trying "her best to recover."
Ms. Montero gave up her former life and devoted herself to him completely. She's been devastated by this and trying her best to recover," said Greenberg, in a post by OC Register.