The glamorous housewife who allegedly took a $2 million hit from her ex-husband suffered a terrible upbringing with an alcoholic father and sexual abuse, according to an explosive confession from her own mother.
While many struggle to understand why Tatyana Remley would want to kill her husband of 12 years, Mark Remley, those closest to her point to the 42-year-old’s traumatic childhood.
Her first husband, Ken Woolcott, whom she married in 2005, told The Post that Tatyana was born in Arizona but grew up in remote Bend, Oregon, where she only attended school through the fourth grade.
When her parents, Vera and Brian, decided to move to a small town in northern San Diego County called Valley Center, they did not enroll their daughter in school, according to court documents obtained by The Post.
“My husband… wanted to study at home, or whatever, once we got to California,” Vera said in a 2009 statement. “We had a lot of difficulty with [Brian].
Mark Remley, the husband of a jockey accused of plotting to kill him, was rushed to a hospital just a day before news of the alleged “murder-for-hire” plot broke. Tatyana Remley/Facebook
Tatyana Remley’s mother, Vera, testified that her daughter was sexually abused by her son and that she grew up with an alcoholic father. Tatyana Remley/Facebook
“If I could go back, I would undo everything and make sure she was in school… I’m so sorry, because I believe in school.”
Vera testified on behalf of her daughter, who at the time was embroiled in a custody battle with Woolcott over their young son.
Vera made several shocking revelations during her testimony, including that her eldest child, a son named Vladimir, had allegedly sexually abused Tatyana when she was a child. Tatyana was 13 or 15 years old when she told her mother about her sexual abuse.
“I was shocked and really didn’t want to have much to do with my son after that,” Vera testified. “Before that I was suspicious because, I don’t know. He wasn’t doing well.
“He is very damaged by drugs. …He talks funny and he hated my daughter. When she was born, he hated her so much, always trying to find some way to make her cry or suffer or something. He hated her, because he felt that she had taken him away… she had taken me away from him.”
Ken Woolcott, Tatyana Remley’s first husband, is a businessman and real estate developer who was co-owner of the Seattle SuperSonics NBA team.Instagram/Ken Woolcott
The Post’s attempts to reach Vera and Vladimir for comment were unsuccessful.
In his own statement, Woolcott, a successful lawyer and businessman who then co-owned the Seattle SuperSonics NBA team, said Tatyana lacked essential parenting skills because of her upbringing, the alleged abuse she experienced as a child and the religious beliefs of their parents. .
“Tatyana was kept isolated/captive on a rural property in Valley Center, with no school, no social activities or interaction with her community,” Woolcott said. “Also, now I understand that [one] One of its religious principles is the rejection of traditional medicine and health care professionals.
“He was also denied access to childhood friends due to parental fears that such friends would lead to the discovery of his captivity. Basically, she Tatyana was held captive for about 10 years (ages 9 to 20) with little to no contact with the outside world, education, social interaction or structure.”
Tatyana Remley seen posing with her ex-husband’s luxury sports car. Tatyana Remley/Facebook
Woolcott was 43 years old when he married Tatyana, who was then 23 years old. She soon gave birth to her son, but the marriage lasted only 11 months and the couple divorced in April 2006.
Woolcott told The Post that his ex-wife had said his father was an alcoholic. Woolcott also said in a sworn statement that Vera was “dysfunctional in the extreme” and that he did not trust her when he was with her young son.
“It’s not clear to me how they survived for the last decade with no discernible income or employment,” Woolcott said of her former in-laws. “This is a tragic series of circumstances.”
Tatyana’s grandmother, Sasha, alleged that she and her family stole money from her for years, according to court documents, and contacted Woolcott several times to tell him that her own family was in control of her funds and would not allow her access to them for things like medical costs like getting your teeth fixed.
Happier moments with Mark and Tatyana Remley as they celebrated at a party with the cast and crew of their equine show “Valitar.” Production was short-lived and reportedly cost millions. Felix Gonzales
Doug Cross, a close friend of Sasha, also submitted a statement to the court corroborating the grandmother’s claims against her family.
“Sasha repeatedly told me that Tayana took the money, spent it on a trip to Italy, rejected Sasha’s request to return the money, and never paid her or offered to pay her.”
After a nearly decade-long custody battle, a judge determined that Woolcott was best suited to support and care for his son in Seattle. Meanwhile, Tatyana gave birth to a daughter and had failed engagements with at least three different men, according to court documents.
Woolcott said Tatyana earned her GED with his help so she could enter the workforce, but his ex-wife refused to work.
Mark and Tatyana Remley appeared in the 2017 Showtime docuseries “Naked SNCTM,” where they were seen hanging out with other swingers. Showtime/Naked SNCTM
When appearing on the Showtime series “Naked SNCTM,” Mark Remley used the pseudonym Vladimir and identified himself as a businessman.Showtime/Naked SNCTM
Tatyana’s former friends, including those at exclusive Southern California polo clubs, said she was always “the life of the party” and made it clear that she was “targeting rich men” who could finance her lavish lifestyle. .
Mark Remley did just that after they met at a local Starbucks and married in March 2011, friends of the couple told The Post. The two shared a passion for money, horseback riding, drugs and participating in orgies.
Mark and Tatyana Remley loved their horses, so much so that they invested millions of dollars in the failed Valitar, an equine show. Tatyana Remley/Facebook
The couple is famous for starting a multimillion-dollar horse show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, California, called “Valitar,” which was canceled after just a few performances in 2012.
“His lifestyle was reckless; It was toxic,” a friend of Tatyana’s told The Post. “They both had sexual relations with all kinds of people. There were prostitutes, strippers and sex clubs.”
Despite the couple’s problems, photos appear to show that Tatyana Remley has her ex-husband’s name tattooed with a heart on her hip. Tatiana Remley/Facebook
A horse’s head was torn from a backyard statue and placed on Tatyana’s bed, he claimed in his divorce petition. Provided to the New York Post
She was arrested on August 2 after Mark told authorities about his ex-wife’s plot to kill him, which he learned about from a mutual friend. The San Diego Sheriff orchestrated the takedown with an undercover detective, who posed as a hitman and met Tatyana at a Starbucks.
Remley has been charged with soliciting murder, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm in public.
He is due back in court on Oct. 16 for a readiness hearing, court officials said.
With additional reporting by Michael Kaplan.