Ghislaine Maxwell's boyfriend abandoned his wife and young children for Jeffrey Epstein's suspected madam five years ago, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
Scott Borgerson, 43, the CEO of a tech company, left his wife, Rebecca, and two young children for 57-year-old Maxwell, a source close to the family told DailyMail.com.
'Scott left his wife for Ghislaine around five years ago. It's just egregious what's happened to Rebecca,' the source, who asked for anonymity, told DailyMail.com.
'Rebecca and Scott seemed like a really nice couple. But as time went on, he was very preoccupied and would be on his cell phone a lot, presumably on business calls. He was away a lot for work.'
When the marriage finally crumbled in 2014, divorce records paint a disturbing of Borgerson, with accusations of him being physically violent, abusive 'extremely controlling' and having an alcohol problem.
Borgerson, who married Rebecca in Palm Beach, Florida, in May 2001, once allegedly threatened to her: 'Don't make me beat you in front of the children.'
Ghislaine Maxwell's boyfriend Scott Borgerson abandoned his wife and children for Jeffrey Epstein's suspected madam, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. Maxwell is alleged to be one of the main players in a network of recruiters and enablers who provided Epstein with underage girls to sexually abuse
'Scott left his wife for Ghislaine around five years ago. It's just egregious what's happened to Rebecca,' the source, who asked for anonymity, told DailyMail.com
Borgerson, 43, the CEO of a tech company, left his wife, Rebecca, for the 57-year-old five years ago, a source close to the family said. The marriage fell apart when Borgerson sent Rebecca a video of himself in Miami with Ghislaine, and the two were 'hugging and kissing'
Borgerson is believed to have met Maxwell five years ago through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation, a subject on which they share a passion. They both spoke at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in 2014.
Around 2015, he told Rebecca he was going to London on business and he would send videos.
'Rebecca watched a video of him and although he said he was going to be in London, he was actually in Miami with Ghislaine,' the source said.
'Rebecca was sitting there with her two young children watching this video of Scott and Ghislaine hugging and kissing.
'Rebecca was devastated. Things quickly fell apart after that.
'He moved out. As far as I understand, Rebecca had little financial support and she had to get a job as a caregiver.'
The source added: 'How could you throw all that away, those wonderful children and wife, for a woman whose 14 years older than him and allegedly has a role in this whole Epstein business?'
Maxwell shut down her ocean charity, the TerraMar Project, a week after Epstein was arrested in July.
Borgerson's shipping technology firm, Cargometrics, was valued at more than $100 million in 2016, according to the Financial Times.
Borgerson is believed to have met Maxwell five years ago through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation, a subject on which they share a passion. They both spoke at