Tim Leissner, the husband of Kimora Lee Simmons, is being accused of being married to two women at the same time.
The bombshell claim came out during a recent trial in connection to an alleged multi-billion-dollar embezzlement scheme. But that is not all, because Leissner was accused of being married to two different women not once, but at two different times throughout his life, which if true would make him a “double bigamist.”
According to Daily Mail, the bombshell double bigamy claims made against Simmons’ estranged husband took place Wednesday during Roger Ng’s current trial for allegedly embezzling upwards of $4.5 billion.
The accusation was made by Ng’s defense attorney Marc Agnifilo, who told the court that Leissner was “married to two different women at the same time, twice.”
Although it was already publicly known that Leissner was married twice – first to a former analyst at Goldman Sachs named Judy Chan, then to famous fashion model and reality TV star Simmons – the allegations of double bigamy took the courtroom by complete surprise.
Leissner and Simmons reportedly first met after her previous marriage to Russell Simmons when they were both sitting in the business class section of a flight from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur.
The now estranged couple were married in 2015, and that same year they had their only child, a son named Wolfe.
As Radar previously reported, this is hardly the first time Leissner has made headlines – nor the first time he has found himself in court in connection to accusations of fraud.
In December 2021, Leissner asked a court to throw out all claims made against him by Kimora Lee’s disgraced music mogul ex-husband Russell Simmons, who claimed the former Goldman Sachs executive screwed him out of millions of dollars.
"Knowing full well that Defendant Leissner would need tens of millions of dollars to avoid jail time, stay out on bail and forfeit monies for victim compensation, Defendants engaged in this blatant fraud to achieve that nefarious and unlawful goal,” Russell said at the time.
Leissner didn’t waste anytime striking back at the claims, arguing that his actions were “taken solely for the legitimate business rationale that did not constitute fraud, breach of contract, or breach of any fiduciary duty owed by Defendant to Plaintiff.”