TYCOON & A HIT MAN:
was a pretty Playboy model; (Bridget Marks) he was a ‘married’ multi-millionaire
(John Aylsworth). They met in 1998, at a Manhattan dinner party
of a mutual lawyer friend. There was an instant attraction, despite the
fact, she was in her thirties and he was a grandfather, in his fifties.
affair produced twin daughters, Scarlett and Amber. Sparking
one of the most vicious custody battles in recent years.
Aylsworth and his wife Karen wanted custody of the twins. He demanded
that the twins be taken from their mother. Revealing, “I want the girls to move
into my palatial estate in Malibu.”
was not going to give up custody of her babies without a fight. Although
she didn’t have as much money as Aylsworth, she pawned her jewelry and her family
offered assistance to pay her high lawyer fees.
Aylsworth’s wife supported her husband’s demands, she admits to being devastated
when she found out her husband’s mistress was pregnant.
claims, the couple constantly pressured her throughout her pregnancy to get
Marks graduated ‘Smith College,’ at nineteen years old and has a Masters
in International Relations from New York University.
appeared nude in a 1992 ‘Playboy,’ feature on New York City debutantes.
Aylsworth amassed a fortune in oil and is the chief operating officer of
a gaming operation.
claims she didn’t know Aylsworth was married when they met because he didn’t
wear a wedding ring and he allegedly proposed and gave her a $7,000 diamond
ring. The couple also took trips together to Los Angeles and St.
Louis. Not long after their romance, Marks became pregnant.
after Marks gave birth, she claims, her sexual liaisons with Aylsworth continued
custody battle would eventually cost both sides more than $1.3 million dollars
with Aylsworth winning the battle.
was devastated as she cried uncontrollably. She vowed to never give up.
Bridget Marks recently regained custody of her twin daughters and has written
a bestselling book. A year ago, the tabloids reported that a former marine was
allegedly hired (as a hit man) by an alleged boyfriend of Marks. He was allegedly paid $72,000 according to the article, the alleged
hit was never executed and this story disappeared from the headlines and had
no bearing on the custody case.
New York Daily News, William Sherman & Bill Port