Widow’s shock as husband’s sex videos found on yacht

2015-03-31 13:38
Shamus Flanaghan’s yacht, the ‘Porcupine & Prickly Pear’. (Supplied, Netwerk24)

Shamus Flanaghan’s yacht, the ‘Porcupine & Prickly Pear’. (Supplied, Netwerk24)

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Bloemfontein - A woman has been left reeling after discovering her late husband had been making sex videos on the yacht on which he had died.

Bridgette Flanagan made the discoveries when she came across a laptop of her late husband, Shamus, on the yacht he had allegedly fallen off of before drowning near the Gariep Dam, reported Netwerk24’s Charles Smith.

The videos purportedly show Shamus, 51, performing various sexual acts with suspected prostitutes on the boat.

"My husband led a double life,” Flanagan said.

"This is the most destructive event that a woman can experience. He was in my bed the night before his death.”

She also said that one of the prostitutes had been wearing a necklace her husband had given her on Valentine’s Day.

Mysterious death

Shamus ‘Paddy’ Flanagan went missing on Saturday, 15 November 2014 after reportedly falling off his yacht due to a 'strong wind'.

His body was only found two weeks later in the Gariep Dam.

There was a woman with him on the yacht at the time of the incident, described as a "cleaner".

Flanagan suspects that her husband’s death may have been murder or suicide, but an autopsy was never performed as his body was too decomposed.

The heartbroken wife has since deleted all the videos, and intends to sell the laptop.

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