Jean-Charles Beriau: Morgan Stanley banker sues wife over STD claim

Jean-Charles Beriau: Morgan Stanley banker sues wife over STD claim
In 2018, Jean-Charles Beriau started getting emails from Thea Shive when he was working at Merill Lynch (morganstanley.com, Facebook)

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK: Jean-Charles Beriau, a Morgan Stanley banker, is suing his estranged orthodontist wife for making him quit his job and allegedly sending abusive emails. The 47-year-old also in his lawsuit claim, wife Thea Shive, 65, wrongly accused him of sleeping with prostitutes and picking STDs from them. As per Beriau, it all began in 2018, when he started getting emails from Shive, when he was working at Merill Lynch, accusing him of being involved with prostitutes. Moreover, according to the husband, his partner even reached out to his new clients and tried to tarnish his reputation by telling them Beriau was being investigated for security fraud.

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Some of her emails read, “[I’ll] show the huge pile of STD bills you have accumulated during COVID to everyone,” Shive, wrote in January 2022. Another read, “You should use a condom for your own sake. You might want to find a cleaner hooker, as well.” The pair got married in 2005, after signing a prenuptial agreement. Beriau, in his lawsuit also claims that he was forced to switch jobs from Merrill Lynch as a trader and hedge funder, to Morgan Stanley in May. The childless couple lived in a shared home at Oyster Bay, Ll, possessing a boat in the driveway of the expensive property. Now, Beriau lives in a $4,350-a-month Manhattan bachelor pad.

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As per his attorney, Karen McGuire, the banker wanted a divorce amicably, and to settle the matter once and for all, but Shive, still abuses him, despite an order from the court that bans her from making any sort of contact, as per New York Post. One of Shive's emails accused him of prolonging the divorce process, which he filed in 2020, “[It] seems like you don’t want a divorce and are dragging it out, to no end. I will never take you back, you are gross. I know you have bipolar disorder and traumatic brain injury and are not capable of rational thought.” The record also shows, the dentist accusing him of mental issues, “There is no greater proof of your severe mental illness than the fact you continue to use my address when you get treatment for STD’s.”

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McGuire claimed in the court that these emails from Shive, are all baseless, “The contents of the emails were entirely fabricated and false. Those emails to him were out of the left field. And he’s a very patient, very professional gentleman that thought that this would de-escalate, but it didn’t.”

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