Tech billionaire Michael Goguen issued a scathing rebuke Sunday of claims he controls local cops and a “harem” of young women in a quiet Montana town, as alleged by former workers in court papers and detailed in The Post.
The onetime Silicon Valley bigwig said in a statement that the allegations stem from disgruntled and vindictive ex-associates, who claimed in a federal civil complaint that he kept a spreadsheet of 5,000 women he bedded.
The complaint said the 57-year-old billionaire essentially owns the quiet Rocky Mountain town of Whitefish, where he built a 75,000-square-foot mansion and allegedly has local cops on his payroll.
“The ridiculous and defamatory published in the New York POST article yesterday was the ‘last gasp’ attempt by recently convicted felon Matthew Marshall to cause my family and I as much damage as possible before his upcoming sentencing,” Goguen said.
Marshall, a 51-year-old former Marine and alleged CIA operative, is the former head of the defense-contractor Amyntor Group who was recruited by Goguen in 2013 to set up a private security business under the billionaire’s tutelage.
In the complaint filed in US District Court for the District of Montana, Marshall claims he was forced into buying luxury homes and cars for Goguen’s alleged harem — and into harassing and intimidating the billionaire’s enemies.
Among Goguen’s other accusers are exotic dancer Amber Baptiste, who said she was subjected to “constant sexual abuse” and “countless hours of forced sodomy.”
Another complainant is Bryan Nash, a former workout partner, and former Whitefish Police Chief Bill Dial, who sued Goguen in 2019 claiming he tried to interfere in his investigations.
Dial has called Goguen “a billionaire a la Harvey Weinstein and [Jeffrey] Epstein.”
In his statement Sunday, Goguen noted that Marshall agreed to a federal plea deal in Montana earlier this month on wire fraud and tax-evasion charges for conning Goguen out of millions. Marshall is due to be sentenced in the case in March.
Meanwhile, Nash was charged with 10 counts of stalking and extortion in 2019, and the next year, he pleaded guilty to blackmailing Goguen and got five years of probation.
Goguen also noted that Baptise’s 2016 lawsuit against him was dismissed.
“It’s hard to believe that we’re at a time in society when disgusting nonsense like this– crafted from the evil and twisted imaginations of a convicted felon to openly and publicly retaliate against his victim — is given the same weight by the media as the fact and evidence-based conclusions reached by the FBI and the criminal justice system,” Goguen said in his statement.