The photographs and video caused a “breakdown of the trustees' confidence and trust in you and your ability to perform” and dismissal was the only option, the letter reportedly said.
Mr. Marshallsea, who said he took the trip at his doctor's advice, is understandably bitter. “You think being in charge and running a children's charity, they would have patted me on the back and congratulated me,” he said. "But to sack us both without any sort of discussions first is just disgusting."
Mr. Marshallsea, 62, is also worried about finding a new job. "What am I going to do now? There's not much call for shark-wrestlers in Merthyr Tydfil," he said.">
Koch's complaint alleges that Mr. Greenberg sold phony vintage wine at a Zachys auction after a Sotheby's wine expert determined that some of Mr. Greenberg’s wine collection included "questionable wine." Mr. Koch later bought $3.7 million in wine at a 2005 Zachys auction, which he later found out included 36 bottles that are believed to be counterfeit.
Mr. Greenberg argued in court filings that Mr. Koch "failed to reasonably mitigate his damages" and that Mr. Koch failed to show compensable damages for "investigating" and "testing the 36 wines."
Counterfeit wine is a common problem for oenophiles, according to a news report by The Guardian.
"Every collector has fake bottles in his collection," a spokesman for Mr. Greenberg told the newspaper.">