Days before his high-profile divorce trial is slated to begin, Vancouver Canucks owner and multi-millionaire Francesco Aquilini is seeking court orders to keep certain details private.
Aquilini wants to protect the confidentiality of “private family and commercial interests” in the trial against his wife Taliah Aquilini set to start Monday, according to a statement he posted on Twitter Wednesday.
The business tycoon, who is involved in development along with hockey, says the request is to protect his five children.
“While I can personally withstand the impact of media coverage, it is simply not fair to have my children exposed to the effects of sensitive family matters being aired this way,” according to the statement.
In Aug. 2012, a judge granted Aquilini a similar request for an interim sealing order to protect other family members from the fall out of disclosing “closely-guarded” financial information.
Adultery on Mr. Aquilini’s part allegedly broke up the marriage.
Aquilini’s lawyers and spokespeople did not return requests for comment.