Property tycoon Scot Young phoned his ex-girlfriend moments before his death and told her: ‘I’m going to jump out of the window, stay on the phone, you will hear me’, an inquest heard today. The 52-year-old, who was previously involved in a multimillion-pound divorce battle, died after falling from a flat in Montagu Square, central London, on December 8.
An inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court today heard he was in the throws of a paranoid breakdown when he died and heard voices telling him the world was going to end.Shortly before he was found dead, he had a row with ex-girlfriend Noelle Reno and then phoned her with the chilling message.
Assistant Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe ruled out any kind of foul play but said she could not record a verdict of suicide due to ‘insufficient evidence’. Recording a narrative verdict, coroner Shirley Radcliffe said: ‘I have concluded that there is inconclusive evidence to determine his state of mind and intention when he came out of the window.’ WTF is wrong with this coroner? It’s the end of the world and I am going to jump out this window and land on a wrought iron spiked fence and kill myself is not enough evidence?
Mr Young became widely-known after he was jailed for six months for contempt of court in 2013 following a divorce row with former partner Michelle, who accused him of hiding away more than £400million. He later started a relationship with American model Ms Reno, one of the stars of the Ladies Of London reality TV show, which airs on US channel Bravo.
Speaking at the inquest today, Ms Reno – who dated Mr Young on and off for five-and-a-half years -said the pair were still living together but were no longer in a relationship when he turned up at their flat on December 8. Ms Reno said: ‘I had tried to get him out of the flat for a long time. If he didn’t go to a recovery programme, I couldn’t have him in my life.’
Last I heard, Ladies of London will be back for a season two. Thanks to one of my British readers for the tip.