Court finds Indian tennis star Leander Paes guilty of domestic violence

[Photo: Twitter/ Leander Paes]

Mumbai: A metropolitan magistrate court passed its order in the domestic violence case filed by model-actor Rhea Pillai against her former partner, tennis player Leander Paes, stating that he had ’caused various acts of domestic violence’.

The domestic violence case was filed by Model-actor Rhea Pillai against Leander Paes in 2014.

As per the court order, Leander Paes has been directed to pay a monthly rent of Rs 50,000, apart from monthly maintenance of Rs 1 lakh to Rhea Pillai if she chooses to leave their shared residence.

Metropolitan magistrate Komalsing Rajput had passed the order earlier this month, which was made available on Wednesday.

Rhea Pillai had approached the court in 2014 seeking relief and protection under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, saying that she was in a live-in relationship, akin to marriage, with Leander Paes for eight years.

She had claimed that Leander Paes, through his acts and conduct “caused verbal, emotional and economic abuse, which resulted in tremendous emotional violence and trauma”.

“It is proved that the respondent caused various acts of domestic violence,” the magistrate said further in the order.


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