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'Shark Tank' Star Kevin O'Leary Says Wife 'Might Have' Had a Cocktail Before Boat Crash That Left Two People Dead As He Testifies Under Oath In Trial

Jul. 22 2021, Published 1:35 p.m. ET

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Kevin O'Leary addressed the court under oath, revealing he's unsure if his wife drank before the boat crash that left two dead.

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The 67-year-old Shark Tank judge appeared virtually in a Canada courtroom on Wednesday to discuss the 2019 fatal crash.

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His wife Linda O'Leary has been charged with one non-criminal charge of careless operation of a vessel after the boat she was driving collided with another.

Florida resident Gary Poltash, 64, and Ontario native, Susanne Brito, 48, died in the accident.

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During O'Leary's testimony, the business mogul was asked about his wife's alcohol intake that night.

Kevin and Linda had been at a dinner party at a property near Lake Joseph. They took their boat home around midnight when she crashed into another vessel carrying 12 passengers.

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O'Leary told the court that he didn't remember if Linda had been drinking the night the accident took place.

Revealing she "might have" had a cocktail, Kevin said there were several hours where he wasn't with Linda.

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According to reports, Linda's breath allegedly smelled like alcohol, but a female officer testified that Linda told her "someone had made her a drink when she returned from the accident."

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When asked about the crash, Kevin said it happened out of nowhere.

"Did you see any lights before the collision?" Linda's attorney asked her husband.

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"Nothing. Absolutely nothing. You have to work very hard to make a boat that size be that dark," Kevin answered. "It's like it had a shroud on it or something."

The Shark Tank star insisted there were "zero" lights coming from the other boat, and claimed they only turned on after the collision.

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Kevin recalled the moments after the crash, calling them "chaotic."

He stated his focus wasn't on his wife or himself but on the passenger that was riding with them.

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Kevin says their friend was bleeding from the head, and he didn't learn about Gary Poltash's death until hours later.

Suzana Brito died in the hospital days later.

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Following the tragedy, the family of one of the victims who died filed a lawsuit against the O'Learys.

Linda has plead not guilty to carless operation of a vessel.

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