NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin
John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with
Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she
turned him down.
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue
She accuses Menard in a lawsuit filed May 29 with extortion, battery,
assault and breach of fiduciary duty for actions including the sacking of
her husband, Steve Hilbert, as CEO of Indianapolis-based equity funds that
the Hilberts and Menard founded in 2005.
Menard won a preliminary injunction in a Wisconsin court removing Steve
Hilbert as CEO of the MH Private Equity funds.
Menard attorney Kevin Tyra says his client "categorically denies Tomisue
Hilbert's allegations and that Menard's actions in connection with the
funds were justified.