Amarillo, TX — Stanley Marsh 3 is known for his eccentricities, such as putting up strange street signs and burying 10 Cadillacs nose-down on his property. He uses the number 3 in his name because he says that Roman numerals are “too pretentious,” and has the only windmill in Texas that wears a tie.
The oil fortune heir now finds himself in the midst of scandal, and is bringing his wife and several others down with him. Reports say that the 74-year-old millionaire is being accused of being a “serial abuser” of boys. In a series of law suits, eight teens have accused Marsh of bribing them with cars, money, and alcohol in exchange for sexual favors at his home and office. The boys allege that they were 15, 16, and 17 at the time of the abuse. Marsh suffered a series of strokes last year, and is now under the guardianship of his wife. The boys allege that she knew about the abuse, and even facilitated it.
This isn’t the first time that Marsh is being charged with acting inappropriately with teens. In the 1990s he was accused of locking an 18-year-old boy in a chicken coop for stealing one of his signs. He was also accused of molesting a 16-year-old.
Marsh’s former lawyer notes that Marsh is “brilliant, highly educated, very intelligent,” adding that “because he’s unusual, some people get the wrong idea about him.”
The lawsuit alleges that those close to Marsh, including wife Wendy and business associate David L. Weir, knew of the abuse and at times facilitated it. Weir reportedly required the teenagers to sign a document that waived any liability for Marsh while they were his employees or guests, reports claim.
The Marshes’ adopted son, Stanley Marsh IV were also named in this suits, and well as the company that manages the Chase Tower, and the company that handles the building’s security.
The teens are bringing forth charges of sexual assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. They are additionally suing Marsh for unspecified monetary damages. The other defendants are being sued for negligence, among other allegations.
Amarillo Police are investigation the abuse claims.