Son of Everton millionaire claims dad ruined his life

THE son of a millionaire and former football club boss says his father ruined his life after abandoning him aged just four

THE son of a millionaire and former football club boss says his father ruined his life after abandoning him aged just four.The fortunes of Weston bin man Bob Gregg could not be more different from his father, the millionaire businessman and former Everton Football Club director Paul Gregg.Now Bob, aged 40 from Clifton Road, has hit out at his father, telling the Weston & Somerset Mercury he was abandoned into the care of social services in Southport aged just four.Bob, who moved to Weston from Sheffield about 15 years ago with an ex-partner, said: "My father has basically destroyed his family. It all happened about the time that our mother committed suicide and our baby sister died."He claimed: "My brother Tony was put into care then we moved to Southport and they never even told the children's home when we moved."Six months later I was put into care. I ended up being in and out of care from four until I was 16-years-old. I saw my father again when I was 14 and he turned round and said I was an affront and disgrace and he didn't want to see me again."I'm disgusted with it all. At the end of the day they just dumped us into care and had no second thoughts about what they were doing, our feelings and how it would affect us."Me and Tony were like strangers when we saw each other again and it wasn't until I was 30-years-old that we started building a relationship."Bob, who likes to mend computers in his spare time, added: "Paul has just destroyed our lives and got away with it. He's done well for himself, but he's done it on our misery. "I wouldn't want to share in his success because we come from two different worlds now."Paul Gregg, through a spokesman, said: "There are two sides to every story. However, it will serve no useful purpose to comment now and put my side of events after all these years."Paul Gregg made his millions building a theatre, bingo and cinema empire, and owns private jet firm Gregg Air.He and his wife resigned their directorships and a 27 per cent stake in Everton FC shortly before the scandal over his past came to light.


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