Swimming legend Sam Riley unveils & # 39; nightmare & # 39; who had a legal fight from a swimming school against family
Australian Olympic golden girl Sam Riley reveals the terrible toll that her & # 39; nightmare & # 39; has a five-year legal battle against her family
- Swimming legend Sam Riley breaks her silence about her five-year legal battle
- Dragged through the courts over a former swimming school sold to Alex Brown
- Swimming school broke shortly after Brown took over, which later started a lawsuit
- Brown lost the case of the Supreme Court and sentenced a counterclaim of $ 70,000
- Dual Olympian broke the silence after Brown & # 39; s failed company went bankrupt
Former swimming champion Samantha Riley has begun about the emotional and financial nightmare that has had a lengthy legal battle with her family.
The Gold Coast-based double Olympic medalist has dragged the courts over the past five years over a former swimming school operation in Capalaba, southeast of Brisbane.
The Summer Swim facility, which was traded as Capalaba Swim Stars, went bankrupt only four months after Mrs. Riley sold it to coach Alex Brown in September 2014.
Brown claimed in court that Mrs. Riley agreed to train the new owner and staff for six months after the company changed ownership.
Sam Riley broke her silence because she was dragged through the court for five years
Although Riley helped run the school while Mr Brown was seriously ill at the hospital with meningitis, he later filed a $ 1.5 million lawsuit against her company Sam Riley Promotions, claiming it had not provided training and support.
It was also claimed that a senior employee stopped two months after the company changed ownership because Mrs. Riley was looking for her for another company she owned, a claim she denied.
The former Australian breaststroke champion finally broke her silence after Mr Brown's failed summer swimming school activities were liquidated this week.
Samantha Riley won two gold medals at the 1994 swimming world championships
She said she finds it hard to understand the madness of being dragged into court for so long and said the ordeal had caused her and her husband Tim Fydler emotional and financial turmoil.
& # 39; Everyone deserves to have their day in court, but this has just been a nightmare, & # 39; Riley said Courier Mail.
& # 39; He (Brown) has lost case after case, but he continues to submit these ridiculous applications that have demanded us financially and emotionally. It's like you can't stop him.
The legal location was above a failed swimming school (photo), which was eventually reduced by Mrs. Riley's company before it was sold and renamed to new owners
Robson Cotter Insolvency will take care of the settlement of the company.
Brown lost his lawsuit in the Supreme Court in March, where he was also sentenced to pay Riley & # 39; s counterclaim of $ 70,000.
He requested the Federal Court to set aside the Supreme Court for a reminder to deny the debt, which was rejected last month.
Further action by Brown in the Supreme Court is pending.
Mrs. Riley said she once felt sorry for Mr. Brown, but now she's had enough.
Samantha Riley (photo) said the legal battle had demanded her and her husband Tim Fydler emotionally and financially
& # 39; What happened to him was unfortunate, but it wasn't our fault, & # 39; said Mrs. Riley.
& # 39; His business was clearly insolvent, and putting it into liquidation wasn't the path we wanted to go, but he just kept on kicking the can. & # 39;
Mrs. Riley & # 39; s company returned the failed facility after it went bankrupt in early 2015.
It was finally brought by triple Olympian Ashley Callus later in 2015 and renamed Aqua Champs Swim Schools.
Mrs. Riley was the golden girl of Australia in the 1990s with a silver and two bronze medals at two Olympic Games in 1992 and 1996.
She also won two gold medals at the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events at the 1994 world championships in Rome.
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