Seattle CEO Dan Price’s ex-wife today accused him of punching and strangling her during their seven-year marriage, days after he was accused of rape by a model.
Price was once hailed as the most loved CEO ever after he slashed $1million from his own salary at Gravity Payments to raise his staff’s minimum salaries to $70,000.
His clean image was soiled last week when he was accused of rape by his model ex-girlfriend Kacie Margis. Price is now being investigated by police in Palm Springs.
On Monday morning, his ex-wife Kristie Colon appeared on Good Morning America to describe how he ‘terrified’ her during their marriage.
‘He threw me on the ground, he punched me he got on top of me he strangled me, all of those things.
‘It was always extremely less stressful for me if others were there because I knew he wouldn’t be as brutal to me as he was in private.
Dan Price’s ex-wife Kristie Colon says he ‘punched and strangled’ her during their seven year marriage. He has also been accused of sexual misconduct by two women
Kristie Colon claimed on Monday morning that she was afraid to be alone with her ex-husband
‘People were terrified of what Dan would potentially do… it’s hard to go up against a well-curated persona,’ she said.
Price, 35, denies ever forcing any woman into sex or harming them.
He stepped down from his role at Gravity Payments last week after a different woman accused him of trying to force himself on her.
Margis told the New York Times that Price reportedly said it was ‘so hard being him in the world because of his intelligence’.
The model returned to the hotel room after their argument, taking a cannabis edible before Price asked her for sex and she refused.
She told cops that as she fell asleep she felt Price penetrate her even after she said no, and was worried ‘he would kill her if she tried to stop him’.
Margis said she asked Price ‘did you just rape me?’ before the multi-millionaire denied the allegation that he assaulted her.
Police in Palm Springs are now recommending that Price should face a charge of rape of a drugged victim, but no charges have currently been brought.
Price, 35, started dating Margis after messaging her on Instagram on Valentine’s day in 2020, but the model didn’t reply until the following year.
After the attack, Margis text a friend that she was ‘shaking’ and ‘could hardly speak’, adding that Price had looked her ‘dead in the eyes and said what I know happened didn’t happen.’
Model Kacie Margis said she was raped by Price when they were dating
Seattle CEO Dan Price resigned from his role earlier this week amid several misconduct allegations
Police in Palm Springs are now recommending that Price should face a charge of rape of a drugged victim, but no charges have currently been brought
She only came across Price after spotting his posts on social media championing workers’ rights and corporate responsibility.
Price and Gravity Payments did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
The former CEO alluded to the allegations made against him in his resignation statement, and is now facing multiple allegations of misconduct.
He said: ‘My No. 1 priority is for our employees to work for the best company in the world, but my presence has become a distraction here.
‘I also need to step aside from these duties to focus full time on fighting false accusations made against me. I’m not going anywhere.’
Price resigned last week after multiple women alleged sexual misconduct. He posted his resignation email to staff on Twitter
Four other women spoke to the New York Times, detailing their own misconduct allegations against Price.
Seattle-based fitness trainer, Serena Jowers, claims that Price began watching porn durin their third date and pressured her to have sex.
Jowers and the three other women all alleged that the former CEO filmed them without their consent.
One woman, who was only identified as a former partner of Price, claims that he had sex with her in the middle of the night on multiple occasions without her consent.
Price was charged earlier this year with misdemeanor assault and reckless driving after he allegedly attempted to kiss a woman following a business meeting.
He then grabbed her by the throat when she blocked his advances, before performing ‘donuts’ in his Tesla while she was still in the car.
Price pleaded not guilty to the charge in May and has denied wrongdoing.