Bar manageress Eloise George, 48, leaving Manchester Magistrates Court on Wednesday
An embittered wife waged a two-year smear campaign against her ex-husband after their two children moved in with him during an acrimonious divorce.
Bar manageress Eloise George, 48, of Worsley, Greater Manchester, falsely accused Tim George, 56, of being a ‘thief’ and a ‘controlling partner’.
Mrs George, who lives in a £350,000 house, also claimed her spouse of 24 years had mistreated, starved and under-clothed their son, who is 18, and daughter, who is primary school age.
Mrs George used a string of Facebook messages to proclaim herself an ‘abused woman’ who had been reduced to sleeping in her car and wrongly said her innocent ex-husband had even encouraged their children to assault her.
She also mocked Mr George’s orange Porsche GT3 RS, claiming he spent more on the car than his own children and saying she was ‘flabbergasted’ as its market value of £235,000.
In a series of malicious messages, Mrs George said: ‘There are always three sides to a story; one side, the other side – then the truth. I’m staying in my car because of Tim Scott George.
‘Between us we have three properties and he is a liar and a very controlling man but truth will always come out in the end. If anything happens to me Tim will be held to account. I’m frightened but tough! I’m not scared to speak my mind.’
Mrs George, pictured (left) at a previous court hearing in May, was warned by police to stay away from her ex-husband Tim (right, outside his house in Worsley yesterday)
Mrs George was warned by police to stay away from her ex-husband but she was arrested after turning up at the gates of their daughter’s Church of England primary school and began shouting: ‘Your father is mental!’ through the fence.
She was also seen by other parents loitering in the car park of the nearby St Mark’s Church where the couple had their children baptised – and where Mr George was due to collect their daughter after classes.
On other occasions, Mrs George would also turn up at his home in her BMW whenever he was out and attempt to leave gifts for the little girl – telling a builder working on the house: ‘Can you give this to her – she’s my f***ing daughter. I hope you two are not working cash in hand.’
At Manchester Magistrates’ Court, Mr George, who also lives in Worsley, relived his ordeal as his former wife was convicted of harassment and banned from contacting him under the terms of a restraining order.
Mrs George was issued with a Police Information Notice warning her about her conduct
Mr George said: ‘We are all concerned about Eloise’s health but she is refusing to admit that there’s anything wrong with her and I am trying to protect myself from being harassed.
‘She worked at the school voluntarily before she was ill but she now says things to her daughter that upsets her and her son doesn’t want to see her until she gets better.
‘Her daughter wants her old mother back she’s frightened of the one that’s here now. None of the other parents trust her behaviour.’
The court heard the pair had met in 1991 and married the following year but split in October 2016, divorced the following year and the smears began in November 2017.
Mrs George was convicted of harassment and banned from contacting her former husband under the terms of a restraining order
Mr George told the JPs: ‘She said she had been the victim of domestic abuse but the breakdown was due to her mental health. She had a nervous breakdown in November 2015 – before that we had a happy marriage.
‘I am the primary carer of the children – that’s what the social service say. We went to court but she turned the case down because she had to provide her medical records and she would not provide them. She was offered custody but she refused.
‘Police were called in because she started accusing me of stealing her handbag. There were Facebook messages I received from some of my friends from school which said this was going on and I had a look and was completely shocked.
‘I have had that much stuff throw at me it’s ridiculous. I was upset I’m not that sort of person I don’t do things like that. It’s a bit frightening to be fair and its lies.’
One of the various Facebook posts about her husband which were published by Mrs George
Mrs George was later issued by police with a Police Information Notice (Pin) warning her about her conduct but she began turning up at her daughter’s school.
Mr George added: ‘Apparently, the headmaster told her she had gone to the fence at break-time and was shouting the daughters name and was sent away. She was telling my daughter that I was mental.
‘Later she randomly turned up at the school at home-time and brought a card and a present for her daughter but it just an excuse to cause more harassment.
‘She was hanging round the church gates and parents saw her BMW parked up in the car park in the school and phoned the headmaster. He told me to collect my daughter from there to prevent her from getting upset.
She also mocked Mr George’s orange Porsche GT3 RS, claiming he spent more on the car than his own children and saying she was ‘flabbergasted’ as its market value of £235,000
‘Doctors then phoned me saying that Eloise had phoned them saying I had been mistreating my children, that they where under clothed and under fed and had to report it to social service.
‘Thankfully they knew exactly what was happening so they dismissed it. But social services phoned me up saying that had a report that I had confiscated my sons passport so that he could not get a job.
‘I said it wasn’t true and that it was probably my wife. A friend of mine who has a business in Derby had a few emails sent to his work address which straight through to his sales team.
‘It made me feel unsettled, I kept thinking is she going to appear round the corner, am I going to get text messages?
Under terms of the two restraining order, Mrs George is banned going near her ex-husband’s home and from posting further social media messages about him
‘Every time my phone would buzz is this her keeping an eye on me or saying something? She says she has been domestically abused and everything she says and does make me feel anxious.
‘I’m frightened I can’t get on with my own life and the kids can’t get on with their own lives. I want to be able to get on with my life now.’
Mrs George, who denied harassment, told the hearing: ‘I say it as it is – I don’t lie. It’s me who’s vulnerable as he’s throwing all this at me. He’s turning everything towards me and it’s not right I will carry on telling the truth.
‘One one occasion I only ate an apple over about three days as he had that much control over all the finances. I had to go to a food bank as I was starving.
Mrs George used Facebook messages to claim she had been reduced to sleeping in her car
‘When we were married he had control over everything and I want everybody to know. I have worked for corporate companies all my life and I’m friends with a police inspector.
‘No man should get away with what he’s done to me. In our marriage I went out to work paid for the children clothes and his clothes but he spent his money on a Porsche.
‘He has got all the mums stalking me. I have not seen my daughter for three years. It’s been his way or the high way.
‘I am frightened that I am somewhere and then he turns up A restraining order is an injustice. What he has done to me has not been taken into account or consideration at all.’
Mrs George was also seen by parents loitering in the car park of the nearby St Mark’s Church where the couple had their children baptised
Mrs George was also fined £120 and ordered to pay costs and surcharges of £130.
Under terms of the two restraining order, she is banned going near her ex-husband’s home and from posting further social media messages about him.
Sentencing JPs told Mrs George: ‘You did say you posted messages and and you were at the school and church car park.
‘You admitted making contact direct to Mr George on a number of occasions and this course caused him distress. If you breach the restraining order you can go to prison. It is a very serious court order, not to be debated.’