(Montreal) The lawyer for the women who claim Robert Miller paid them for sex when they were minors wants a court to freeze tens of millions of dollars in the Montreal businessman’s assets.
Me Jeff Orenstein is representing these women in their request to file a class action lawsuit against Mr. Miller. In Montreal Superior Court, the lawyer said he feared the businessman would hide the proceeds from the upcoming sale of his company, Future Electronics, for 5.2 billion.
Me Orenstein told the court that he wanted Mr. Miller and Future Electronics to post a total of $200 million in bonds to the court. If this is not done, the lawyer is asking the court to freeze the assets of Mr. Miller and Future Electronics, as well as a number of related companies and individuals.
Robert Miller denied the charges against him.
His lawyer, Karim Renno, told the court that there was no evidence that his client would try to hide his assets. He claims that the court order requested by Me Orenstein would target people who aren’t even named in the proposed class-action lawsuit. Me Renno also believes that this requirement is so broad that it would even prevent Mr. Miller from buying a candy bar.
Me Orenstein says his office has so far heard testimony from 50 women who claim they were victims of Mr. Miller’s “sexual abuse,” some of whom were as young as 11 at the time of the alleged events.