Lawyers for the former chief exec of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra have released his version of the rapid collapse of his marriage to potato-chips heiress Eleanor McCain.
Employing the same law firm that acted against Ms McCain in a previous divorce, Melanson brands his ex-wife ‘a vengeful, angry person with extreme wealth and incredible amounts of rage.’
He denies ending the marriage ‘unilaterally’ by email and makes deprecatory assertions about her singing career.
You may read the unfurling of his defence and the unravelling of his marriage here.
What appears to be missing from the account, at this stage, is a denial of Ms McCain’s assertions that Melanson engaged in sexual liaisons at both the Banff Centre and Toronto Symphony in a manner contrary to good managerial conduct. These are key aspects that retain the attention of the music community.