Murder Suspect: Girlfriend Attacked Me
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 1, 2009 3:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – The tycoon lover of a Polish businesswoman found battered to death in the bathtub of a ritzy Paris hotel claims the woman attacked him with a stun gun before a fatal fight, reports the Times of London. British millionaire Ian Griffin told a former girlfriend that Kinga Legg used a stun gun that was disguised as a lipstick. The two trashed the room in the midst of a deadly row after drinking "copious" amounts of champagne last week in the Bristol, said authorities.

“He said he had cuts all over his arms and bruises all over his legs," said his ex girlfriend. Griffin fled the scene, leaving a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door. French police believe he may have escaped a dragnet by sea, and are appealing to him to come forward. His former girlfriend said he was "not a violent or aggressive man," but conceded he was mentally troubled, particularly following recent business failures.