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David Koch’s bodyguard says ‘cheating widow used code words to hide her spending from him’

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David Koch’s widow has been accused of using code words to hide purchases and vacations from her ailing husband, in a complaint filed by the couple’s former bodyguard.

Felicia Racine, 29, says in her complaint that Julia Koch, 58, also locked the billionaire in a room during a dinner party and had an affair before he died in August last year at the age of 79. She is also said to have refused a feeding tube for her husband.   

U.S. Air Force veteran Racine, who worked for the couple between January 2018 and April 2020, filed a 17-page complaint last week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The New York Daily News reports. 

In it she accused Julia of gender-based discrimination and a ‘hostile work environment’ after she was made to carry out ‘remedial’ tasks not asked of male bodyguards. 

A spokeswoman for Julie Koch told DailyMail.com the claims ‘are nothing more than a gratuitous attempt to smear Julia and David Kochs’ reputation’.

They added: ‘We will not dignify these baseless stories with specific responses. Julia is a devoted wife and mother.’

David Koch’s widow Julia has been accused of using code words to hide purchases and vacations from her ailing husband, in a complaint filed by the couple's former bodyguard. The couple are pictured in 2016

David Koch’s widow Julia has been accused of using code words to hide purchases and vacations from her ailing husband, in a complaint filed by the couple's former bodyguard. The couple are pictured in 2016

Felicia Racine, 29, says in her complaint that Julia Koch, 58, also locked the billionaire in a room during a dinner party and had an affair before he died in August last year at the age of 79.

Felicia Racine, 29, says in her complaint that Julia Koch, 58, also locked the billionaire in a room during a dinner party and had an affair before he died in August last year at the age of 79.

David Koch’s widow Julia has been accused of using code words to hide purchases and vacations from her ailing husband, in a complaint filed by the couple’s former bodyguard. The couple are pictured in 2016, left. Felicia Racine, 29, right, says in her complaint that Julia Koch, 58, also locked the billionaire in a room during a dinner party and had an affair before he died in August last year at the age of 79

Racine is also said to have been told Julia had a boyfriend called Charles Manger when she started work for the Kochs. The complaint states: ‘Manger typically visited with Julia at several Koch residences, while David Sr. was still alive, including the Southampton residence.

‘Felicia provided some security for both Julia and Manger together as a couple.’ 

And in one incident Republican donor Koch is said to have been escorted back to his room by nurses during a dinner party in 2019. He had joined the group, telling those present her ‘loved’ Julia and hugging her. 

Julia is said to have told staff: ‘Escort him back to this room now, you have to lock the door, lock him there so he doesn’t interrupt the dinner party again.’ 

Nurses are said to have told Racine: ‘(Julia) won’t allow him to have a feeding tube, it’s not right, he’s gonna die, we are uncomfortable with it because he is no longer eating and is basically starving to death.’

On Tuesday Page Six reported that Julia is now being helped to find a new husband by Hollywood publicist Peggy Siegal. Both women denied the claims. 

Siegal once commanded the attention of studio heads, New York glitterati and A-list stars like Robert De Niro, Leonardo Di Caprio and George Clooney at her lavish events. 

But she has become a professional pariah because of her association with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who she is said to have helped ‘rejoin society’. She denies that they had a close friendship and has not been accused of any connection to Epstein’s criminal acts. 

Racine’s filing adds: ‘Felicia believed that Julia had refused David Sr.’s feeding tube because Julia could not deal with David Sr. anymore and did not want his life prolonged further.’ 

In a full statement a spokeswoman for Julia said: ‘Felicia Racine has achieved her goal of bringing an employment claim against her employer Matador Security Company, Inc. to the press in hopes of extorting funds from Matador’s client, Julia Koch. 

‘While we have yet to see Ms. Racine’s employment discrimination complaint, these stories about the Kochs’ personal lives, which have nothing to do about the legitimacy of any personal employment claims, are nothing more than a gratuitous attempt to smear Julia and David Kochs’ reputation. 

‘We will not dignify these baseless stories with specific responses. Julia is a devoted wife and mother. Together with her late husband, they dedicated their lives’ work to philanthropic causes—giving over $1 billion to the arts and medical science. 

‘It is disappointing to see these mean-spirited accusations about the Koch’s personal lives from someone that Julia trusted with the security and well-being of her children. It is even more disappointing to know that money is the ultimate motivation.’

Julia Koch, 58, is also accused of locking the billionaire in a room during a dinner party and was having an affair before his death aged 79 in August last year. She is also said to have refused a feeding tube for her husband. The couple are pictured in 2015

Julia Koch, 58, is also accused of locking the billionaire in a room during a dinner party and was having an affair before his death aged 79 in August last year. She is also said to have refused a feeding tube for her husband. The couple are pictured in 2015

Julia Koch, 58, is also accused of locking the billionaire in a room during a dinner party and was having an affair before his death aged 79 in August last year. She is also said to have refused a feeding tube for her husband. The couple are pictured in 2015 

Koch, who was worth $50.5 billion before his death, is also said to have not been told about a $40 million Manhattan townhouse purchased by Julia. 

The complaint claims Julia told Racine: ‘Refer to the house as Hamilton, do not talk about this front of David Sr.’

Racine says she was also told to refer to a family vacation as Project X as Julia ‘did not want David Sr. going on the trip.’

Julia also had a replica Amedeo Modigliani painting made so that David would not know she had moved the original, the filing claims.  

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The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert sends home Izzy Sharman-Firth and intruder Bec Cvilikas

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The Bachelor fans were not surprised when Locky Gilbert chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks at the rose ceremony on Wednesday.

And many flocked to Twitter to call his decision to send home Izzy Sharman-Firth and intruder Bec Cvilikas predictable.

One wrote: ‘I’ve never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can’t be anyone else.’  

'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two': The Bachelor's Locky Gilbert sent home Izzy Sharman-Firth (right) and intruder Bec Cvilikas (left) in a double elimination viewers called very 'obvious'

'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two': The Bachelor's Locky Gilbert sent home Izzy Sharman-Firth (right) and intruder Bec Cvilikas (left) in a double elimination viewers called very 'obvious'

‘I’ve never been less on tenterhooks about a final two’: The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert sent home Izzy Sharman-Firth (right) and intruder Bec Cvilikas (left) in a double elimination viewers called very ‘obvious’

‘Irena and Bella. Obviously. Right??’ wrote another. 

A third tweeted: ‘So I don’t think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?’

‘I’m calling it, Irena and Bella are the 2,’ added another.

Predictable: Many flocked to Twitter to call Locky's decision to send home Izzy and intruder Bec, and chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks very 'obvious' and 'unsurprising'

Predictable: Many flocked to Twitter to call Locky's decision to send home Izzy and intruder Bec, and chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks very 'obvious' and 'unsurprising'

Predictable: Many flocked to Twitter to call Locky’s decision to send home Izzy and intruder Bec, and chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks very ‘obvious’ and ‘unsurprising’

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Not surprised: One wrote, 'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can't be anyone else.' Another tweeted: 'So I don't think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?'

Not surprised: One wrote, 'I've never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can't be anyone else.' Another tweeted: 'So I don't think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?'

Not surprised: One wrote, ‘I’ve never been less on tenterhooks about a final two. Irena and Bella. Can’t be anyone else.’ Another tweeted: ‘So I don’t think anyone will be surprised if the final two are Irena and Bella?’

‘Bye Izzy and Bec,’ another wrote.

There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits.  

‘Oh I’ve been so confused how we went from 4 to grand finale. I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2,’ said one. 

‘We’re overdue for a blindside,’ another wrote, as a third tweeted: ‘Are there only two roses? Wait? What? Am I missing something here?’

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'I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2': There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits

'I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2': There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits

‘I swear it used to be 4 to 3 to final 2’: There were also a number of viewers who were surprised that Locky would be picking his final two so soon after hometown visits

Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. 

After embracing Bec, it was an emotional Izzy’s turn to say goodbye, tearing up as she hugged Locky before he walked her out.

Before leaving, he told her: ‘You’re so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I’ve had literally the best time.’

The final two: Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. Pictured left to right is Irena and Bella

The final two: Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. Pictured left to right is Irena and Bella

The final two: Locky gave his final two roses to Irena and Bella, former friends turned rivals, at the end of the rose ceremony. Pictured left to right is Irena and Bella

She said: ‘You’ve also got some amazing girls back there. Good luck.’

In the car, Izzy tearfully told producers: ‘I saw myself standing at the end of this whole experience with Locky. I was not expecting tonight to go the way it has. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. 

‘Right now, I’m just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn’t change anything,’ she added. 

Heartfelt: Before sending her off, Locky told Izzy: 'You're so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I've had literally the best time.' In the car, Izzy told tearfully told producers: 'Right now, I'm just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn't change anything'

Heartfelt: Before sending her off, Locky told Izzy: 'You're so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I've had literally the best time.' In the car, Izzy told tearfully told producers: 'Right now, I'm just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn't change anything'

Heartfelt: Before sending her off, Locky told Izzy: ‘You’re so amazing, you bring out the best in me. I’ve had literally the best time.’ In the car, Izzy told tearfully told producers: ‘Right now, I’m just feeling really heartbroken. But I wouldn’t change anything’

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JK Rowling triggers ANOTHER transphobia row

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JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling badges and stickers saying ‘transwomen are men’.

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: ‘This witch doesn’t burn’.

She followed up her message with a link to the Wild Womyn Workshop, writing: ‘If you are (or know) a witch who wants one of these, don’t buy from cynical chancers.’

Furious critics were quick to point out that the website sells a series of other items they deemed ‘transphobic’, with users sharing images of badges reading ‘f*** your pronouns’ and ‘trans activism is misogyny’.

Wild Womyn Workshop, which has a category dedicated to ‘gender critical’ items, also sells a badge reading ‘dead men don’t rape’ alongside stickers stating ‘trans-ideology erases women.’   

JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling 'offensive' badges and stickers saying 'transwomen are men'

JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling 'offensive' badges and stickers saying 'transwomen are men'

JK Rowling is embroiled in yet another transphobia row after she directed fans to a website selling ‘offensive’ badges and stickers saying ‘transwomen are men’

Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link, with one writing: ‘How about considering supporting trans-inclusive organisations instead of incredibly transphobic ones?

‘Every time I think you can’t be a worse TERF, you somehow do. The bar is literally so low.’ 

Others branded the Harry Potter author a TERF – a slur meaning a trans exclusionary radical feminist – while urging Rowling to ‘understand the damage and hatefulness you have caused a group of people.’

Another critic added: ‘Coming out being transphobic proudly now… wow… I hope one day you understand the damage and hatefulness you are continuously causing a group of people when you could have used your influence and money to help people.

‘You honestly should be ashamed.’

A third added: ‘Words cannot express how disappointed I am in you.’ 

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: 'This witch doesn't burn'

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: 'This witch doesn't burn'

The author, 55, appeared to take aim at her critics yesterday, tweeting a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: ‘This witch doesn’t burn’

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Pictured: A badge for sale at the store

Furious critics were quick to point out that the website sells a series of other items they deemed ‘transphobic’, with users sharing images of badges reading ‘dead men don’t rape’

Other products at the store read 'f*** your pronouns' (pictured), causing fury to erupt over the author's tweet

Other products at the store read 'f*** your pronouns' (pictured), causing fury to erupt over the author's tweet

Other products at the store read ‘f*** your pronouns’ (pictured), causing fury to erupt over the author’s tweet

Responding to the criticism, Angela Wild, who runs Wild Womyn Workshop, told MailOnline: ‘Men are not women. No-one can change sex.

‘These simple statements are now considered “transphobic” and controversial. If some people are offended by my products because they are triggered by biological reality I am sorry for them but it has got nothing to do with me.

‘Don’t like my products? Don’t buy them. It’s not unlawful to tell the truth.’

Ms Wild, a self-proclaimed lesbian feminist, is a co-founder of the anti-trans, lesbian separatist group Get the L Out, which staged a demonstration at London Pride in 2018.

The author’s latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel, in which a male serial killer dresses as a woman to slay his victims.

Troubled Blood – written under Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith – follows detective Cormoran Strike as he uncovers what happened to missing GP Margot Bamborough. 

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Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link

Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link

Social media users accused Rowling of promoting transphobia by sharing the link

He fears she fell victim to Dennis Creed, who has been dubbed a ‘transvestite serial killer’ for murdering his victims while wearing female clothing.

An early review of the 900-page book by The Daily Telegraph – in which the critic states the book’s ‘moral seems to be: never trust a man in a dress’ – sparked immediate backlash online.

Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

Others said the book – which had not been released at the time – is not transphobic at all and over-eager detractors should read it before jumping to conclusions.

The author's latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel Troubled Blood

The author's latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel Troubled Blood

 The author’s latest row comes just a week after furious backlash erupted over her newest novel Troubled Blood

Observer journalist Nick Cohen wrote: ‘I’ve read the latest Strike novel, and the claim it’s anti-trans is total sh***. 

‘I can’t tell you why it is total sh*** without giving away the ending. So until you read it yourself, which you should, you will just have to trust me: this is total sh***.’

A Twitter user called Steve replied stating: ‘But when you combine it with all the negative stereotyping she’s done about trans women, it shows a clear pattern. 

‘It’s not anti-trans as such but it does play into the fears that trans women are cis males looking to spy on women.’

Cohen replied: ‘Read the bloody book why don’t you?’ 

In June, the Harry Potter author hit headlines after she mocked an online article using the words ‘people who menstruate’ instead of ‘women’. 

She was hit by what she described as ‘relentless attacks’ after she wrote: ‘I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?’

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Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

Furious readers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts, making #RIPJKRowling trend in the UK.

JK Rowling pictured with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001

JK Rowling pictured with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001

JK Rowling pictured with Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in 2001

The acclaimed novelist then penned a deeply personal essay to address the controversy, revealing she was sexually assaulted in her 20s and saying she still feels the scars of ‘domestic violence’ in her first marriage. 

Rowling’s remarks sparked backlash from a range of stars including Ron Weasley actor Rupert Grint, Emma Watson who played Hermione Granger in the film franchise, Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry and Eddie Redmayne, who stars in her Fantastic Beasts films. 

But actor Robbie Coltrane – who played Rubeus Hagrid in the movies – told the Radio Times: ‘I don’t think what she said was offensive really. 

‘I don’t know why but there’s a whole Twitter generation of people who hang around waiting to be offended. 

He added: ‘That’s me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, “Oh, get over yourself”.’

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Frantic search for two missing 14-year-old girls who left Hobart school and dyed their hair

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A frantic search is underway for two teenage girls who left school in their uniforms, dyed their hair black and caught a bus out of town before disappearing.

Madeline Dixon and Molly Martin were last seen leaving Collegiate Middle School in Hobart in school uniform at 8.45am on Wednesday morning. 

Police are appealing for public assistance to find the two 14-year-old girls.

Tasmanian detectives released an update about 8.30pm with new information that indicated the girls had ‘attempted to alter their appearance’ after leaving school grounds.

They both reportedly dyed their hair black and changed out of their school clothes into darker outfits.

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Madeline Dixon and Molly Martin were last seen leaving Collegiate Middle School in Hobart in school uniform at 8.45am on Wednesday morning

Police claim both teens were last spotted together about 2.10pm on a bus from Rosny to Carlton.

They indicated they would get off the bus at Sorell, and police have reason to believe both Madeline and Molly remain in the area.

One of Maddie’s relatives admitted he had ‘no clue’ who she would know in the region.

‘I wouldn’t have a clue who she associates with as her side of the family doesn’t really talk to mine as much as we’d all like to,’ he said.

‘I just hope she’s okay and nothing needs to be taken any further.’

Tasmanian detectives released an update about 8.30pm with new information that indicated the girls had 'attempted to alter their appearance' after leaving school grounds. Pictured: Collegiate Middle School in Hobart

Tasmanian detectives released an update about 8.30pm with new information that indicated the girls had 'attempted to alter their appearance' after leaving school grounds. Pictured: Collegiate Middle School in Hobart

Tasmanian detectives released an update about 8.30pm with new information that indicated the girls had ‘attempted to alter their appearance’ after leaving school grounds. Pictured: Collegiate Middle School in Hobart

Maddie was last seen wearing a black Nike jacket, grey crop top and track pants. She was carrying a large shoulder bag. 

Police fear the girls may be trying to cross state borders early on Thursday morning.   

“We are extremely thankful with the information that we have currently received which has proven to be exceptionally helpful,’ a Tasmania Police spokesman said on Wednesday night.

‘I strongly encourage members of the public to notify Tasmania Police with any further information that they may have,” Sergeant Simon Ward said.

Anyone with information should contact police on 131 444. 

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