Sunday, February 27, 2022

Kimora Lee Simmons' Husband Admits to Bigamy

Last week a former co-defendant of Kimora Lee Simmons' husband Tim Leissner accused him of being a bigamist [click here if you missed that]. 

Leissner admitted under oath that the accusations are true...

An ex-Goldman Sachs executive testifying in an embezzlement trial against another banker made another stunning admission Thursday when he said that he had faked not one, but two divorces - and used false documents so that he could marry model and reality TV star Kimora Lee Simmons.
Tim Leissner, 52, who pleaded guilty to taking part in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal in 2018, told prosecutors at Goldman Sachs colleague Roger Ng's trial on Thursday that he was twice married to two women at the same time, Bloomberg reported.
Leissner said he faked divorce documents to marry Simmons, 46, in 2014 while he was still married to Judy Chan, a former analyst at Goldman and the daughter of a coal-mining business owner in China.
'I photoshopped the divorce document,' Leissner told the courtroom.
He added that when he and Chan tied the knot in 2000, he was married to another woman, who has not been identified, and submitted fake records to the Hong Kong government to finalize their marriage.
Leissner said that Simmons was not aware of his actions back then but that Chan was, saying that she was angered by it and refused to transfer $900,000 to his account so he could put a down payment on a new home for him and Simmons in Los Angeles.
'Judy did not want to make any transfers related to my new family life in Los Angeles,' Leissner testified. 'I think she did some research on the Internet and found out I was trying to buy this house.'
Leissner had met Simmons, who was previously married to hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, in business class on a flight from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur.
The couple reportedly exchanged vows in 2013 - around the time his relationship with Chan fell apart - and had a son, Wolfe, who was born in 2015. They also adopted Gary, then 10, in January 2020.