The estranged wife of PC candidate Jonathan Denis says the former justice minister claimed to own all the police, lawyers and judges in Alberta.
A publication ban prohibiting the release of courtroom testimony has now been lifted and with it, the veil of secrecy surrounding their marriage and break up.
Breanna Palmer gave a harrowing account of life with Denis, recounting heated arguments during which she claims he threatened her, put her in a headlock, caused her to get a bloody nose, and bullied her, necessitating a court ordered emergency protection order.
In the course of what Palmer says was almost daily cruelty and spousal abuse, she claims Denis; as justice minister told her there was nothing she could do legally as he had the province's legal officials under his control, including judges.
At one point Palmer became suspicious of Denis, claiming her car was broken into and tampered with.
She expressed fear that someone associated with her husband would attack her and 'splash acid in my face.'
In his version of their relationship, Denis said none of his wife's allegations were were factual, saying the bloody nose she suffered was an accident that took place when he hit her with his knee during an attempted act of intimacy.
His lawyer made the case there was not one iota of proof that any of Palmer's allegations of family violence ever happened.
A witness testifying for Denis claims he overheard a conversation she was having with a friend to the effect that
Palmer was 'going to get money out of him'.
A family court Judge granted an original emergency protection order but it has now been rescinded by Justice Craig Jones who ruled he finds no evidence suggesting it should be continued.
Witnesses testified police were called to the Denis home last month over a heated confrontation between friends of Palmer who were helping her move and Denis.
There was a period of about 10 days following that incident when Denis finally stepped down.
Premier Jim Prentice asked Denis to resign as minister April 25th but expressed confidence in him as a candidate, despite the police call to the minister's home.
Neither Denis or Palmer had much to say after court.
He is in the midst of an election campaign, having lost his job as justice minister thanks to the court proceeding that just ended.
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