Russian billionaire’s ex-wife, 48, had affairs with 20-year-old art dealer and web designer
Tatiana Akhmedova (above) has been charged with two cases by her son at the High Court in London
The wife at the center of Britain’s biggest divorce battle had two affairs with younger men while married to her Russian oligarch husband, her son has claimed.
Tatiana Akhmedova’s adventures included a relationship with a New York-based art dealer and a 20-year-old web designer whose brother was her son Temur’s best friend, he claimed in the High Court of London.
Temur, 27, said his mother’s “disgusting and humiliating” affair with Mark Isles, who was less than half his age, had deeply troubled him and was “ashamed” of the way she had been. driving during her marriage to her fabulously wealthy father.
He claimed that at times in his life he had drunk excessively, suffered from mental health issues and was also unable to form healthy relationships as an adult, blaming his infidelity. mother.
Temur, a London-based city trader, is being sued by his mother, Ms Akhmedova, 48, over allegations of collusion with her father, a Russian oil trader, to cover up his fortune and ensure she does not receive not his £ 453million divorce compensation.
Ms Akhmedova secured Britain’s biggest divorce settlement with her ex-husband Farkhad Akhmedov, 64, an oil and gas tycoon, after their 27-year marriage ended in 2016.
According to her son, Ms Akhmedova’s adventures, 48, included a relationship with New York-based art dealer Alexander Heller (left) and 20-year-old web designer Mark Isles (right).
In his statement, Temur said: “The inappropriateness of his relationship with him (Mr Isle) also worried me a lot as a teenager.
“I struggled to concentrate at school, fearing that my school friend’s brother, my friend, would become my ‘new dad’.
“I knew I would be humiliated and ridiculed when it became public knowledge. I was ashamed and scared to tell anyone about it at school.
Temur painted a vivid picture of his mother’s affair with Mr Isle, claiming he regularly visited the family mansion when his father was away and they even ‘kissed and kissed’ in front of him on the day they died. of his grandmother.
Temur (pictured), 27, has filed a lawsuit against his mother who is suing him in the High Court
He added: “What I found particularly hurtful was that I felt my mother consistently prioritized her relationship with Mark Isle over our feelings or needs as children.”
Temur also claimed that as the affair with Mr Isle was drawing to a close, he discovered that his mother was also having an affair with art dealer Alexander Heller “knowingly”.
News of the case emerged after the family went on vacation to Mustique, where his father rented a villa for £ 500,000 that belonged to David Bowie.
He alleges his younger brother Edgar later found a sock belonging to Mr Heller in the laundry at the £ 20million family mansion in Surrey with his badge on it.
He said, “However, at this point, I was so upset and embarrassed by what was going on that I couldn’t even bring myself to confront my mother about it.”
The impact of business, says Temur, had a profound effect on his ability to trust anyone.
He says, “I have also struggled since childhood with serious trust issues. I find it difficult to develop trusting relationships with a woman or a man, whether as a partner or a friend. ‘
Testifying in the High Court, Temur claimed that the case and what he thought about it could explain his actions and feelings towards his mother.
But the Honorable Mrs. Justice Knowles told him, “It doesn’t matter. You know it. I’m not going to hear your testimony on that.
In a hard-hitting statement, Temur says that after leaving school, he started drinking heavily to “erase my feelings of shame and inadequacy and my anger towards my mother for the way she treated me.”
Ms Akhmedova (left) was married for 27 years to Russian oil and gas magnate Farkhad Akhmedov (right). The former couple are now at the center of Britain’s biggest divorce battle
Ms Akhmedova is pictured with her son Temur in 2014 before their relationship deteriorated
In his statement, he also described the loss of £ 35million from his father’s money on the stock market in two months as “just bad luck”.
Temur lost the staggering amount at age 21 in 2015, after settling as an independent trader with the help of his father, but despite the huge loss, he was convinced that if he invested more it “would be followed by great triumphs in the market “.
Temur alleged that from the end of 2105 to the end of the fiscal year ending in 2016 he lost a total of £ 48million, followed by another loss of £ 8million over the course of the fiscal year 2016 to 2017, representing a combined loss of £ 56million. over a period of 18 months.
Referring to the £ 35million lump sum, most of which he lost in October and November 2015, Temur says: “After my initial shock at the failure of the investment, I rallied around.
“I became convinced that this loss was just bad luck, and if I only invested more, I would be able to come back, with more to spare.
In-game assets include a £ 115million art collection including paintings by Andy Warhol (pictured), Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst
The crown jewel on both sides is the Luna, a £ 350million superyacht owned by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich (pictured)
In addition to half of Mr Akhmedov’s billion pound fortune, assets at stake include a private jet and an Aston Martin (pictured)
“I had complete determination to prove myself to my father as an investor and tried to reassure myself after this crushing loss that it was just an early failure, which would be followed by a big triumph in the markets. ”
He said his father, businessman Farkhad Akhmedov, “tried to be nice” but was “very angry” about the losses.
His mother had said words to him like, “Everything will be fine, don’t worry.”
The statement also alleged that its huge losses in 2015 were incurred by taking “highly leveraged positions” in European stocks.
He added: “The market was doing badly at the time and it was not a successful strategy.”
The court has already heard details of the unimaginable riches that were paid to Temur, including the granting of a £ 27million apartment while he was still a student at the London School of Economics and the use of the super yacht, plane and helicopter.
Temur admits in his statement that after leaving school, “I couldn’t really apply myself to anything.”
He then became interested in the business in his early twenties, asking his father for money because he wanted to prove to him that he too could be successful and impress him.
Temur claims that although Ms Akhmedova had threatened to divorce her father since 1999, she did not act until he sold Northgas, his oil and gas company for more than £ 1 billion in 2012.