Clyde Berg endured the nightmare of $3 million in legal fees, a bombardment from the tabloids and losing custody of his dog in an alleged sexual abuse case filed by his wife which was overturned as “factually incorrect, ” as reported by Union Gazette. Clyde Berg, who made his fortune in Silicon Valley, was a victim of an “elaborate fraud, ” according to Judge Ron M. Del Pozzo, for his millions. “I apologize on behalf of the complete system that has victimized you in this case.”
“Factual innocence” means the case will be erased entirely clean from Berg’s record for charges that could have earned him the penalty of life imprisonment. His wife Ellena complained he had subjected her to horrific abuse on a regular basis, and when she was pregnant, said he chained her to a bed, held her at gun point and raped her with his golf putter. Ellena Berg, however, is not taking this lying down, and claims DA Jeff Rosen behaved improperly by dropping charges. Berg still has to fight a lawsuit over punitive damages amounting to $200 million for alleged abuse he inflicted on his wife. Clyde Berg is the brother of Carl Berg, one of the richest people in the U.S. and said he was “delighted” with the judge’s decision, adding that “none of this should have happened.”
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In addition to having to pay his legal fees as well as his wife’s Clyde lost custody of his dog, because Ellena said he was abusing it too. Clyde spent eight days in jail and had to wear a GPS bracelet. However, Clyde no longer has to pay Ellena her $25, 000 a month stipend.