Tech billionaire allegedly kept spreadsheet of 5,000 women he had sex with

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Whitefish, Mont., is thought for fly fishing and mountain climbing trails studded with yellow Aspen timber. But after Silicon Valley billionaire Michael Goguen took up residence within the Rocky Mountain city a number of years in the past, he remodeled it into his non-public fiefdom: a darkish banana republic the place he allegedly controls native regulation enforcement — and a “harem” of younger women.

The bombshell allegations, which additionally embrace claims of Goguen ordering his safety chief to kill detractors, are contained in a prolonged civil grievance lately filed in United States District Court for the District of Montana.

According to the court docket papers, Goguen, 57, employs tons of of residents in firms he controls, and owns a collection of luxurious “safe houses” the place he takes dozens of younger women for sex. He has a spreadsheet documenting his sexual encounters with 5,000 women, and even outfitted a neighborhood bar he owns with a basement “boom boom” room, which encompasses a stripper pole. The underground enclave is allegedly used “to maintain women for the purpose of committing illicit sexual activity.”

Requests for remark from Goguen’s lawyer weren’t returned Friday.

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Goguen can also be accused within the grievance of holding a spreadsheet of his sex encounters with 5,000 women.
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The grievance, which seeks greater than $800 million in damages, was filed by 4 former staff who arrange Goguen’s Amyntor Group LLC, a Whitefish-based safety contractor that had purchasers world wide.

Now, Goguen is wrapped up in a thriller that simply retains getting messier, as individual after individual has apparently tried to take him down — solely to finish up taken down themselves.

Originally from Bedford, Mass., Goguen joined the enterprise funding agency Sequoia Capital, based mostly in Menlo Park, Calif., in 1996. It was already recognized for taking sensible early bets on firms, together with Apple and Cisco, and would later generate huge buzz — and cash — for getting behind manufacturers that might turn out to be monumental: Google, YouTube, PayPal and Instagram amongst them.

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He had gotten a share of the Google deal and, as Bloomberg reported, “frequently appeared on the Forbes Midas List for his ability to find and fund winning technologies.”

But issues got here to a crashing halt in 2016 when his former mistress Amber Baptiste, an unique dancer from Canada, accused him of “constant sexual abuse,” together with “countless hours of forced sodomy,” court docket papers say. He additionally demanded that she check with him as “king” and “emperor,” in response to the filings. In 2012 Baptiste stated, she underwent surgical procedure for a ruptured anal canal after Goguen “forcibly sodomized her and left her bleeding and alone on the floor of a hotel room in a foreign country,” court docket papers claimed.

Goguen gained a countersuit within the three-year authorized battle, finally securing a restraining order in opposition to Baptiste from submitting any comparable fits in opposition to him. But the allegations value him his job at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley, the place he had been a longtime accomplice.

At the time a Sequoia spokesman informed TechCrunch that “while the firm understood ‘these allegations of serious improprieties’ to be ‘unproven and unrelated to Sequoia’ its management committee had nevertheless ‘decided that Mike’s departure was the appropriate course of action.’”

Despite the high-profile exit, Goguen remains to be value greater than $5 billion, in response to a supply.

Amber Baptiste
The billionaire’s former mistress Amber Baptiste, an unique dancer from Canada, accused him of “constant sexual abuse,” together with “countless hours of forced sodomy.”
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Goguen, started spending extra time in Whitefish, a city of simply over 7,000 residents, the place he constructed a sprawling 75,000-square-foot mansion with an extra 30,000-square-foot nuclear-grade bunker that may accommodate as much as 25 folks for a 12 months. He lives with his fourth spouse.

There, he runs a number of companies, together with Casey’s Whitefish, a pub and restaurant, and Two Bear Capital, a agency that invests in “early stage companies with disruptive innovations,” together with biotech and cybersecurity, in response to his LinkedIn web page. He additionally funds Two Bear Farm and is behind Two Bear Air Rescue Foundation, a non-profit that gives “world class aviation support” to regulation enforcement and others for search and rescue, free of cost.

He began Amyntor Group LLC, a personal protection contractor that, at one level, was in line to create a personal spy community for the Trump administration, in response to BuzzFeed. Negotiations had been stalled as a result of Goguen couldn’t receive a safety clearance with the US authorities as a result of of the allegations of sexual abuse, court docket papers allege.

Meanwhile, one other ghost from his previous was about to hang-out him.

The quaint and historic downtown shops in Whitefish, Montana.
The quaint and historic downtown retailers in Whitefish, Montana.
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Bryan Nash was a former exercise buddy from California, who had reluctantly accompanied Goguen to bars and strip golf equipment.

In 2019, federal authorities indicted Nash on 10 counts of stalking and extortion; in response to the legal grievance, Nash had threatened to disclose unspecified secrets and techniques except Goguen paid him $15 million, and in addition emailed members of Goguen’s household. In May 2020, Nash pleaded responsible to blackmailing Goguen, and was later sentenced to 5 years of probation.

This is the place Matthew Marshall is available in.

A former Marine and alleged CIA operative, he as soon as headed up the Amyntor Group — and is now the lead plaintiff within the civil go well with filed in opposition to Goguen in February and amended in September.

Although Marshall, now 51, had been recruited by Goguen in 2013 to arrange the non-public safety contracting enterprise, he alleges in his lawsuit that he quickly turned a reluctant fixer for the billionaire, arranging the acquisition of luxurious properties and automobiles for members of his harem, and spying on and intimidating his enemies.

Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California.
Threats to publicize unsubstantiated incidents of sexual impropriety unnerved former Sequoia Capital accomplice Michael Goguen and different Valley luminaries, in response to a federal indictment.
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“Marshall was being asked to purchase, out of his personal accounts, vehicles, jewelry,
earnest money deposits on properties, and to provide cash or other items for
Goguen’s mistresses, or as hush-money payoffs to Goguen’s acquaintances and
employees who had ‘learned too much’ about Goguen’s sexual misconduct and
crimes, and the Goguen Sexual Scheme,” court docket papers allege.

Marshall additionally paid for luxurious holidays, well being care and schooling bills in alternate for women “to strip and have sex with him [Goguen], to perform other deviant sexual acts with him, or to maintain their silence as participants in Goguen’s sexual misconduct,” court docket papers say.

Goguen’s girlfriends got Marshall’s quantity and had been urged to name him straight in the event that they had any issues. In one case, he was dispatched to assist a bunch of Playboy Playmates who had been on safari in Africa and misplaced their passports, court docket papers say.

Women who tried to complain to police about Goguen’s alleged sexual assaults had been met with unsympathetic regulation enforcement on the Flathead County Sheriff’s Dept, some of whom had been on Goguen’s payroll, in response to court docket papers — which additionally allege that Goguen had arrange a mechanism to eavesdrop on police communications. 

When one of these women informed a neighborhood police officer that Goguen had allegedly sexually assaulted her, Marshall urged the officer to go to the FBI. But the investigation was quashed after Goguen wined and dined the cop, promising him luxurious elk hunts in his non-public jet, court docket papers say.

Matthew A. Marshall, left, and his attorney, Justin Gelfand, exit the Russell Smith Federal Courthouse in Missoula on Nov. 10 after a change-of-plea hearing during which Marshall admitted to criminal charges of wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.
Matthew A. Marshall, left, and his lawyer, Justin Gelfand, exit the Russell Smith Federal Courthouse in Missoula on Nov. 10 after a change-of-plea listening to throughout which Marshall admitted to legal prices of wire fraud, cash laundering and tax evasion.
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In 2018, the girl recognized in court docket papers as Pam Doe, informed Whitefish police that Goguen had sexually assaulted her after giving her cocaine and alcohol.

“He had sex with her and then paid her $1,200,” court docket papers say. The investigation was handed to Detective Shane Erickson, who didn’t comply with by, court docket papers say.

“Det. Erickson openly shared with Marshall the fact that he was spending time with Goguen, including having dinner at his house, spending time on Whitefish Lake, going on a coyote hunt,” court docket papers say. “Erickson also informed Marshall that Goguen had offered to take him on his yearly week-long $20,000 elk hunt in Colorado with private guides.”

Pam Doe later recanted her story with police after signing a non-disparagement settlement with Goguen. It isn’t recognized if the settlement included a monetary settlement.

“After witnessing their relationship over several years, Marshall came to understand that Goguen had placed Kim Doe and her children in a position of utter dependence based on false promises and emotional manipulation to satisfy his sexual appetite,”

Excerpt from the court docket papers

In one other occasion, Marshall was dispatched to assist a married lady, recognized in court docket papers as Kim Doe. The spouse of a outstanding Whitefish businessman, she allegedly had a long-term affair with Goguen. When her husband discovered concerning the trysts and commenced divorce proceedings, Goguen gave her a bank card and purchased her a five-bedroom residence in a close-by city. He informed Marshall to pay the fees, which amounted to $30,000 a month.

“After witnessing their relationship over several years, Marshall came to understand that Goguen had placed Kim Doe and her children in a position of utter dependence based on false promises and emotional manipulation to satisfy his sexual appetite,” court docket papers say.

Goguen’s previous accusers additionally pop up within the new go well with.

According to the court docket papers, Goguen as soon as introduced his daughters and their teenage babysitter to Nash’s residence, the place he allegedly had sex with the babysitter in a cottage on the property, in response to court docket filings. An outraged Nash referred to as him a pedophile and reported him to native police “to no avail,” court docket papers say.

The papers additionally declare Goguen had sex with Nash’s spouse as they had been going by a divorce. Goguen allegedly had Nash adopted by a personal detective and paid for the spouse’s authorized bills, “causing the divorce to be drawn out and having Nash incur more expenses,” court docket papers say.

Goguen has filed a counter-claim that includes four risqué photographs of Baptiste in lingerie that she allegedly sent to him in 2013.
Goguen has filed a counter-claim that features 4 risqué images of Baptiste in lingerie that she allegedly despatched to him in 2013.

On Sept. 19, 2014, Goguen allegedly requested Marshall to rearrange to kill Nash in a textual content message on wickr, an encrypted instantaneous messaging platform: “He needs to be killed. I know that’s a VERY big ask but we are in defcon 5. We can discuss details in person but we do NOT have conversations about this on our cell phones. Wickr only…”

Marshall has claimed that he refused and tried to “dissuade Goguen from going to extreme measures against his enemies.”

As for Baptiste, the previous mistress, within the lead as much as her 2016 go well with in opposition to him, Goguen allegedly requested Marshall to assist with “cyber operations” and “immigration fraud,” urging him to discover a approach to deport Baptiste again to Canada. If he might have her deported “then his case with Baptiste would go away,” court docket papers stated.

Once Baptiste’s lawsuit was filed, Goguen allegedly informed Marshall to behave as his “general 100x more aggressive than Patton was, to coordinate and make sure everything is happening that should be happening — PR firms, private investigators criminal side, local PR, everything,” in response to court docket papers. Goguen allegedly requested Marshall to rent a personal investigator to comply with Baptiste and use the assets of the safety firm to focus on her.

According to court docket papers, Marshall noticed “the psychological pain and pressure” that Goguen “relentlessly applied” to Baptiste after she filed her California lawsuit for breach of a $40 million settlement.

But on Nov. 10, Marshall — like Nash and Baptiste earlier than him — discovered himself all of a sudden within the sizzling seat.

He accepted a plea agreement in federal court docket in Montana for wire fraud, tax evasion and conning Goguen out of tens of millions of {dollars}.

Attorney General William Barr speaks with Bill Dial, chief of the Whitefish, Mont., Police Department.
Attorney General William Barr speaks with Bill Dial, chief of the Whitefish, Mont., Police Department.
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The federal prices in opposition to Marshall allegedly got here after he started to complain about some of the extracurricular duties Goguen requested him to carry out with a purpose to hold his harem below management.

Marshall’s personal civil go well with states that Goguen and his associates filed false claims in opposition to the safety knowledgeable, alleging that he dedicated fraud with a purpose to cover Goguen’s underground sexual actions.

“Goguen … falsely told the FBI that Marshall did not have the requisite experience, had stolen and then laundered funds from Goguen and testified in other ways meant to obstruct law enforcement’s discovery of Goguen’s sexual misconduct and the existence of the Goguen Sexual Scheme,” court docket papers allege.

Marshall pleaded responsible to wire fraud, cash laundering and tax evasion. He stated that he didn’t use cash that Goguen had forwarded to him for paramilitary missions to Mexico “or anywhere else. Instead, he spent the money on personal expenses and loans and gifts to friends and family members, among other expenditures,” the plea states.

But in response to the civil grievance, Marshall spent the money on Goguen’s orders and was not reimbursed by Goguen.

Marshall agreed to pay as much as $3.5 million in restitution and is scheduled to be sentenced subsequent 12 months.

At least one native authority has had sufficient of Goguen.

“This man has to be stopped,” stated Bill Dial. The retired Whitefish police chief sued Goguen in December 2019 for alleged interference in his personal investigation. “He’s a billionaire a la Harvey Weinstein and Epstien. There’s a lot of people in this community who know what he’s about and they’re afraid of him.”

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