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California Equestrian Accuses Estranged Ex’s Friends of Raping Her at Gunpoint, Making Threats ‘Godfather Style’: Divorce Papers

California Equestrian Accuses Estranged Husband's Friend of Raping Her
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California equestrian, arrested for murder-for-hire plot, now accused her ex's friend of raping her.

Sep. 9 2023, Published 11:17 a.m. ET

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A California equestrian, currently facing charges for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to murder her husband, claimed that she had been sexually assaulted by one of her husband's friends, who she alleged made threats to her "Godfather-style," according to divorce documents.

The documents show Tatyana Remley, 42, claims her estranged husband, 57-year-old Mark Remley, allegedly allowed one of his friends to rape her while she was at their estate in Del Mar, San Diego, the New York Post reported.

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According to he outlet, Tatyana claimed: “They forced entry into my bedroom (on May 21, 2023) and held me at gunpoint. I was raped by one of his friends, who also told me that he planned on killing me. This happened all while Respondent watched and laughed, allowing his friends to proceed."

She continues in the documents, “They went on to break my expensive horse statue in the yard and put the head of the horse in my bed, Godfather style.”

The Remleys are known for their multimillion-dollar equestrian acrobatic show called “Valitar,” which suddenly closed in 2012. With creditors demanding payments for goods and services, Mark Remley filed for bankruptcy in December 2012.

The couple, who were married for 12 years, still lived a lavish lifestyle until they separated in May 2023, court records show.

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Tatyana claims she “came out of hiding” from her husband on July 5 and returned to their Del Mar home, which then suddenly caught fire and "almost burned down," according to The Post.

On July 11, Tatyana filed for divorce, but she was arrested early last month after a sting operation was conducted by undercover detectives she allegedly tried to hire to murder her husband, authorities said.


Officials said Mark learned that his wife offered a mutual friend $2 million to kill him. Mark then went to the police.

Tatyana was charged with solicitation of murder, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, officials said.

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In the divorce documents, Tatyana alleged she was the victim of “extreme threats of physical violence” from her husband, claiming he once pulled a knife on her and also put a gun to her head in front of one of their employees.

Tatyana remains in a San Diego jail and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 16, authorities said.


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