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Disinherited 'Porn Baron' aristocrat not guilty of ignoring prosecution letters after telling court estranged wife stole them

A disinherited aristocrat nicknamed the ‘Porn Baron’ has been found not guilty of ignoring prosecution letters after telling a court his estranged wife stole them in a hunt for his fortune.

Papers were sent to the home of Jasper Orlando Slingsby Duncombe, the 7th Baron Feversham, after he allegedly drove his Audi without reasonable consideration.

The Baron, 52, stood accused of failing to give information as to the driver of the blue two-litre vehicle - which was caught on camera - but claimed his wife hid the letters amid an “acrimonious” divorce suit.

“She is extremely angry because she is not receiving the sums she believes she deserves and has been seeking financial information,” the Baron, who is now courting a new lover based in Menorca, said via videolink.

He told Lavender Magistrates’ Court “it would be crazy” for him to ignore the notices, as he already has six points on his licence for speeding.

The magistrates were split on the case and initially ordered a retrial, but prosecutor Alex Alawode said that this was “not in the public interest”. At this point, the court found the Baron not guilty.

The 7th Baron founded the ‘Tongue in Cheek’ and ‘Relish XXX’ production studios, and the latter supplies NHS fertility clinics with lurid films.

However the Baron’s erotic enterprises ultimately cost him a share of the £46 million estate of his father, the Sixth Lord Feversham - who frowned upon his pornographic productions to the point of disinheriting him before his death in 2009. 

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