Daddy´s Dog

Saying she´s treated like a stray cur, the wife of ¨Daddy´s Girl¨ millionaire Bruce McMahan breaks her silence

Elena says it was her affidavit that forced McMahan to give up that plan. ¨Only those pictures saved me.¨

Today, McMahan alleges in court documents that he fears Elena will run with the children to Ukraine (a two-hour flight from Dubai), and he won a court order that requires Elena to stay within 90 miles of New York City. He also refuses to allow her to move to the Brighton Beach penthouse in Little Russia, where she says she feels safer.

Now, she says, McMahan plans to leave the country altogether because the publication of ¨Daddy´s Girl¨ embarrassed him from Wall Street to Fisher Island.

Elena and Bruce McMahan exchange vows in the piano room at his Pelham, New York, mansion on July 27, 2002.
Elena and Bruce McMahan exchange vows in the piano room at his Pelham, New York, mansion on July 27, 2002.
Bruce McMahan and Elena Larionova (maiden name) in an undated photo before their wedding. According to Elena, Linda McMahan Schutt took this photo while the three were visiting at the Ritz Carlton in London.
Bruce McMahan and Elena Larionova (maiden name) in an undated photo before their wedding. According to Elena, Linda McMahan Schutt took this photo while the three were visiting at the Ritz Carlton in London.

Former McMahan Securities executive Michael Shillan, who recently won an arbitration case against McMahan for back pay, says Elena is right about McMahan´s business suffering after his affair with Linda went public.

¨I don´t know if anyone really understands all of his businesses,¨ Shillan says. ¨I have a pretty good sense of what he is worth. When I left, he had about a $200 million to $250 million net worth.¨ But Shillan believes that the hedge fund McMahan manages has shrunk from about $4 billion to half that, in part because of the story and also because, at about the same time, the convertible securities market took a hit. Also in September, the hedge fund called Amaranth Advisors LLC dropped to $3 billion from $9 billion in one week because of its heavy investment in natural gas futures.

¨Let´s face it, after your story came out and it was reprinted in quite a few places, that´s really not the kind of guy you want managing your money,¨ Shillan says.

¨My personal experience is once you get on Bruce´s bad side, he tends to never forgive and forget, even when he´s wrong,¨ says Shillan, who was once close to McMahan.

But Elena believes there is one person McMahan could forgive -- Linda. She mentions the photograph of Linda that her father keeps in a gold frame at the Pelham estate.

¨I wouldn´t be surprised if they make up.¨

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