The missing mother of five in Connecticut had been afraid her husband would hurt her and claimed he was threatening to kidnap their children, revealing legal summaries.
These are just some of the shocking accusations that emerge as the police continue their desperate search for 50-year-old Jennifer Dulos.
Dulos is embroiled in a two-year custody battle with her husband Fotis Dulos after she filed for divorce in 2017. They have been married for 14 years.
But it has also been found that Dulos' mother was also fighting in court, claiming that he owed her $ 2.5 million in real estate loans.
Dulos was missing on Friday night by her mother, Gloria Farber, and a friend. The couple's children are now reportedly under the protection of an armed guard at Farber's New York City home.
Missing Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Dulos was afraid that her husband might injure her and claimed that he threatened to kidnap their children, revealed lawsuits
Her car, a black Chevrolet Suburban 2017, was discovered near Waveny Park, about a mile from her home in New Canaan.
On Wednesday, the police shifted their search to the 300-hectare park, with K-9 officers and a police drone while searching for a wooded area, a pond, and a corn field.
They said that a criminal investigation is being conducted simultaneously to determine whether Dulos was the victim of a foul play or intentional damage.
Dulos claimed that Fotis was verbally rude to her and said that he & # 39; irrational, unsafe, bullying, threatening and controlling behavior & # 39; had been exhibited, according to a certified declaration of divorce proceedings by Stamford Advocate.
& # 39; I'm scared of my husband & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; I know filing divorce and filing this motion will make him angry. I know he will retaliate by trying to harm me in some way. & # 39;
& # 39; In the course of our marriage he told me about nauseating revenge fantasies and plans to inflict physical harm on others who have wronged him. & # 39;
& # 39; I am afraid of my safety and the physical safety and emotional well-being of our minor children. & # 39;
In August 2017, Dulos claimed that Fotis had almost hit her with his car in her driveway for their children and her & # 39; crazy & # 39; called.
& # 39; Why don't you stop another pill, & # 39; he said, according to the court. & # 39; You should be put in a madhouse. You are an unsuitable mother. & # 39;
He would also have told her: & # 39; I can do whatever I want. You do not have a restraining order. & # 39;
Fotis and Dulos have twin boys, a twin sister and girl and a daughter. The children are between the ages of eight and thirteen.
Dulos filed an urgent order for full custody of her children in July 2017, saying she feared her estranged husband would abduct their children.
& # 39; I believe he is very capable and vengeful enough to take the children and disappear, & # 39; she wrote in the submission. Her request was rejected.
It is said that Dulos is embroiled in a bitter dichotomy and custody battle with her estranged husband Fotis Dulos (right) about their children, between six and eleven years old.
Dulos claimed that Fotis had threatened to & # 39; all children & # 39; to take and & # 39; disappear & # 39; in his native Greece or another country. She claimed that he told her that you will never find us.
In one application, Dulos claimed that Fotis had applied for Greek passports for himself and his five children, according to the Hartford Courant.
The couple were both required to convert their US passports as part of their temporary custody agreement.
Dulos claimed that Fotis was obsessed with water skiing during their wedding and insisted that their children become world-class skaters.
She claimed that he put them on a & # 39; dangerous and excessive & # 39; training regiment, which sometimes caused them to practice up to 11 hours a day.
Fotis reportedly threw a ski against a rock and broke it when one of his children refused to train one day.
& # 39; We are all scared to disobey my husband & # 39 ;, Dulos wrote in the affidavit.
Dulos said her children wanted to stop water skiing and beg for help. She claims that too the training was so intense that one of her son had serious problems with his mental health.
She mentioned this while noticing that Fotis had bought a gun that he had kept in the house.
& # 39; I'm terrified of the safety of my family, especially since I discovered the gun, since my husband has a history of controlling, fleeting, and delusional, & she said.
& # 39; I'm afraid one of the kids will find it, especially in light of my concerns with our son. & # 39;
it has also been revealed that Dulos's mother also fought Fotis in court and claimed that he owed her $ 2.5 million in real estate loans
Dulos claimed that Fotis had threatened to & # 39; all children & # 39; to take and & # 39; disappear & # 39; in his native Greece or another country. She claimed he had told her that you will never find us
Dulos claimed that Fotis was obsessed with water skiing during their wedding and urged their children to become world-class skaters
Fotis later turned the gun to the Farmington police department.
After filing a divorce, Dulos and her children moved from the family's large home in Farmington to a home she rented in New Canaan in June 2017.
Fotis still lives in Farmington's home, where he operates his real estate development company The Fore Group.
For more than ten years, the Dulos family has been lending money to Fotis for his business, according to legal documents.
Her father, the late Hilliard Farber, would borrow money from Fotis so that he could buy houses to build luxury houses. After he sold the houses, he repaid Farber.
The spouses of Dulos & # 39; mother Gloria and Hilliard claim that Fotis has since stopped paying back their loans, claiming he owes them more than $ 2.5 million.
They also claim that Fotis has stopped paying the mortgage on the couple's six-bedroom Farmington home, which was guaranteed by Hilliard and Farber.
The house is now for sale for $ 4.35 million.
Dulos said she and Fotis had previously agreed that they would get a divorce and she and the children would move to her mother's house in Pound Ridge, New York, while staying in Farmington's house.
On Wednesday, the police shifted their search to the 300-hectare Waveny Park (photo). Dulos's car was found near the park, which is about a mile from her house
But Dulos said that Fotis, who she said was cheating, told her that he was planning to bring his new partner and daughter to the house – although the court banned exposure to romantic partners as part of Dulos's temporary custody agreement.
She also said that, around the same time, Dulos would switch between & # 39; tell me that our marriage is over and threaten me that he will never allow me to divorce him & # 39 ;.
After Fotis allowed his Argentinian lover to stay in the Farmington home, the judge began to restrict his access to the children of the Dulos.
& # 39; Given the close bond between all five children, the court believes that it is highly likely that all five children have been affected by the failure of their parents' marriage, the suspect's relationship with, and the pressure the suspect has exercised on them lying, & wrote the judge.
A guardian appointed by the court advised that Fotis has limited access to his children and that all visits are supervised and all telephone conversations are recorded.
In January 2018, the court suspended the telephone privileges of Fotis with his children after he cried during a conversation with them.
A hearing on the couple's divorce case scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed since.
The lawyer of Fotis, Michael Rose, has since asked a judge to grant him custody. Rose claims that the children of Dulos are under armed security at her mother's house.
Missing Dulos was last seen Friday with a black Chevrolet Suburban from 2017, similar to this one
Dulos is a journalist and writer with a degree from Brown University and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Friends and family said that Dulos is a & # 39; dedicated mother & # 39; is who & never would disappear if she is responsible for the lives of five loving and energetic children & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Jennifer is gentle, kind, intelligent and funny, and above all she gives priority to the health and happiness of her children & # 39 ;, so the statement says.
& # 39; We have been deeply saddened since we learned of the disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos, our beloved daughter, mother, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend.
& # 39; At the same time, we are moved and inspired by the support, help, care and love that is provided by so many. We continue to hope that Jennifer will be found soon and we urge everyone who has information about it, no matter how insignificant, to call the New Canaan police. & # 39;
Anyone who has been in contact with Jennifer Dulos on Friday, May 24, 2019 or has information about her disappearance, calls the New Canaan Police Tip Line on 203-594-3544.
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