Barry, Ont. — Kevin O’Leary told the Parry Sound, Ont., court, via Zoom from Los Angeles on Wednesday that the boat he hit in 2019 was “invisible.”
Linda O’Leary, the businesswoman and wife of reality TV star, has pleaded not guilty to one count of reckless boating after a two-vessel crash on Joseph Lake in 2019 that claimed the lives of Gary Poltash and Susannah Brito I went.
As the defense’s first witness, Kevin O’Leary testified that “he is a very good seafarer.”
She said that he is always with her, keeping a watchful eye.
“I’m always looking ahead,” he told the court. “At night, I want to look ahead, and I was that night too.”
O’Leary stated that the second boat, owned by Dr. Irv Edwards and captained by Dr. Richard Rooh, was “completely black” before the collision.
Edwards and Rooh testified that the lights were on at the time of the collision.
The case against both the people is going on in civil court.
“There were no lights,” O’Leary said, as he was surprised to see how big the boat was when the lights were on after the accident.
“It lit up like a Christmas tree. It was huge,” he testified.
The interrogation also revealed whether Linda O’Leary had consumed any alcohol during the dinner party prior to the collision.
Her husband said that he did not remember that he drank, although there were several hours when they were not together.
He said that if she drank alcohol while she was driving, the water might have been reduced.
“She would make any noise or music and just turn the boat off. Being very mindful of what was around us,” Kevin O’Leary explained of his wife’s boating habits.
On Tuesday, defense attorney Brian Greenspan told the court he had yet to hear any grounds as to why his client was responsible for the fatal accident.
Closing submissions are scheduled for Thursday, which is expected to take several weeks for a judge to decide.
With files from Mike Arsalides of the Canadian Press and Granthshala