-- Neil Bush, younger brother of President Bush,
detailed lucrative business deals and admitted
to engaging in sex romps with women in Asia
in a deposition taken in March as part of his
divorce from now ex-wife Sharon Bush.
to legal documents disclosed today, Sharon Bush's
lawyers questioned Neil Bush closely about the
deals, especially a contract with Grace Semiconductor
Manufacturing Corp., a firm backed by Jiang
Mianheng, the son of former Chinese President
Jiang Zemin, that would pay him $2 million in
stock over five years.
Davis Brown, lawyer for Sharon Bush, expressed
bewilderment at why Grace would want Bush and
at such a high price since he knew little about
the semiconductor business.
have absolutely no educational background in
semiconductors do you?" asked Brown in
the March 4 deposition, which was seen by Reuters.
correct," Bush, 48, responded.
you have absolutely over the last 10, 15, 20
years not a lot of demonstrable business experience
that would bring about a company investing $2
million in you?"
personally would object to the assumption that
they're investing $2 million in me," said
Bush, who went on to explain that he knew a
lot about business and had been working in Asia
who inked the Grace deal in August 2002, said
he had not yet received any stock from the company,
which built a plant in Shanghai that began production
in September. He is supposed to consult for
the company and be on the board of directors,
said he joined the Grace board at the request
of Winston Wong, a co-founder of the company
and the son of Wang Yung-ching, the chairman
of Taiwan's largest business group, Formosa
Plastics Corp. Bush never mentioned Jiang Mianheng
in the deposition.
he said, also is an investor in his latest venture,
Ignite!, an Austin, Texas, educational software
questioned Bush about numerous other business
ventures that paid him well to be a consultant
and fundraiser, and, in at least one case, for
said he was co-chairman of Crest Investment
Corporation, but worked only an average of three
to four hours a week. For that, he received
$15,000 every three months.
said he provided Crest "miscellaneous consulting
as?" asked Brown.
as answering phone calls when Jamail Daniel,
the other co-chairman, called and asked for
advice," Bush said.
you're not an economist are you?"
of my degree is in international economics,
but I wouldn't consider myself an economist,
no," Bush told him.
did not return calls to his Ignite! office and
his divorce lawyer, Rick Flowers, was not available
ON THE DOOR
Bush divorce, completed in April, was prompted
in part by Bush's relationship with another
woman. He admitted in the deposition that he
previously had sex with several other women
while on trips to Thailand and Hong Kong at
least five years ago.
women, he said, simply knocked on the door of
his hotel room, entered and engaged in sex with
him. He said he did not know if they were prostitutes
because they never asked for money and he did
not pay them.
Bush, you have to admit it's a pretty remarkable
thing for a man just to go to a hotel room door
and open it and have a woman standing there
and have sex with her," Brown said.
was very unusual," Bush said.
though the Bush divorce is final, legal problems
Bush has been sued by Robert Andrews, the former
husband of Neil Bush's girlfriend, Maria Andrews,
for allegedly charging that the Andrews' 2-year-old
son, was fathered by Bush, not Andrews.
this week gave a DNA sample at the request of
his ex-wife, but it is not clear when it will
be tested, her lawyer, David Berg, said today.
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