Family at war in court after father marries daughter's nanny

Monday 16th April 2018 06:39 EDT

Millionaire lawyer, Audra Wamsteker, 49, who once shared a “close bond” with father Paul David, 75, is battling with him in court over property ownership after he married her 28-year-old nanny Jobeth Daguio. 

Audra Wamsteker told Central London County Court how she “promised to look after him [her father] until his dying day, and “thought of him like a god”. However, she then got to know about the “unthinkably repugnant” relationship between her father and the “live-in nanny” to her two children, whom he married in 2013, five years after the demise of her mother. 

The court also heard how Paul David accepted that he “doesn't like” his son-in-law, however, he denied accusations of ever threatening him with an axe. 

Ms Wamsteker's barrister, Desmond Kilcoyne told her Mr David, “There's an aspect of the relationship where she has felt unable to say no to you... she says you used to badger her for money... you felt entitled to ask her for money. You demanded money, you badgered her for money.”

However, Paul David denied the allegations saying, “She makes me look like some sort of gangster... I look like a horrible man standing here. I still love both my children. 

The family had built up a portfolio of properties across London, Malaysia and the US. The English propertied at stake in the case are a flat in West Ham, East London, estimated to be worth about £275,000, and a four-bedroom detached bungalow in Worcester Park, Surrey, which was previously marketed fir £740,000. 

The hearing continues.

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