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English courts said the recordings were not relevant to the battle for assets and, because they were recorded covertly, a French court ruled they could not be used as evidence.
Mr Joy-Morancho’s solicitor, Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui, admitted the device was planted but claimed it was done ‘in desperation’ to protect the welfare of his children, who were being verbally abused by their mother.
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Mrs Joy ‘categorically denies’ she was abusive to her children.
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He’s tried to use it in French courts as well.‘We have a letter from the detective saying that he did it and that Mr Joy-Morancho asked him to do it.’Mr Joy-Morancho, lives at Chateau de Tournefort, an hour north of Marseille, and his wife lives in the same area.
The recording device was planted in their son’s school bag ‘to ascertain what was happening within the household while the children were with their mother’ and it was in the bag for a total of 20 days.