Daughter of billionaire Scot Young who plunged to his death from fourth-floor balcony claims he was MURDERED by Russian mafia
Scot Young's daughter Sasha has spoken openly about her beloved dad - and raised questions over his Russian connections
By Phoebe Cooke
8th September 2018, 11:31 am
Updated: 8th September 2018, 12:02 pm
THE daughter of a billionaire tycoon who plunged to his death from a fourth-floor balcony claims he was MURDERED by the Russian mafia.
Scott Young's youngest child, Sasha, has broken her silence for the first time since her dad's death after falling from a flat he rented in Marylebone, West London, and impaling himself on the rails below.
Scott Young died in 2014 after falling from a rented flat in Marylebone
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In a candid interview with the Daily Mail the 23-year-old relived her impressions of her "invincible" dad's final moments in December 2014 - and raised concerns about the company he kept.
Sasha and her elder sister, Scarlet, had a lavish lifestyle when they were growing up.
Between them they had 15 ponies, pedigree dogs and Fendi handbags worth thousands of pounds.
Christmas saw whole rooms filled with presents for them and they holidayed in the South of France, travelling by Concorde.
Even the tooth fairy was generous, leaving the girls £50 a time.
But just a decade later, Sasha's world fell apart with her father's death.
The coroner recorded an open verdict at the time, but Sasha told the Mail Online she is convinced her dad was killed by a professional hitman on the orders of the Russian mafia.
Noelle Reno, Scot's ex-girlfriend, has claimed the 52-year-old called her just minutes after his conversation with Sasha and told her that he intended to take her own life.
But Sasha has insisted her father seemed calm and chatty in his call with her.
Young had close links to Boris Berezovsky, the exiled Russian oligarch who opposed President Putin.
Sasha also has memories of her dad's apparently dodgy dealings. "I was about 13 and I remember a Russian guy — one of Dad’s business associates — handing over about £30,000 in cash outside a hairdressers in Mayfair," she said.
Sasha Young has spoken out about her dads Russian connections - who she thinks are linked to his death
"I saw it. It was very strange."
On another occasion she and her sister Scarlet and said they were "in danger and had to meet him and leave the country that night" and barricaded themselves in the bathroom crying.
Her revelations come after years of speculation over the 52-year-old, who was involved in a hugely messy divorce with her mum, Michelle Young.
The couple were married for 11 years from 1995 to 2006 but their protracted eight-year divorce dominated headlines.
The first cracks in her parents' marriage began to show when Sasha was just 10.
Initially, the family were planning to move to Miami for a fresh start but after mum Michelle and her two daughters moved into a beachfront home, Scot's lawyer called and claimed he had lost all his money.
The family returned to Mayfair in London and then divorce proceedings were started.
Scot was ordered to pat his wife £28million but she has never received any money.
Scott Young lived a lavish lifestyle but was jailed in 2013 for contempt of court for refusing to fully disclose his wealth
Despite his apparent vast wealth, Scot declared himself bankrupt and refused to pay over the maintenance to his family that he'd agreed in court.
He was jailed for contempt of court not long before his death for not disclosing full details of his finances.
But Sasha strongly believes her dad was killed, and says she hopes police will open their investigation into his death.
She told how her dad had called her "eight minutes before it happened".
Sasha's parents Scot and Michelle were married for 11 years, from 1995 to 2006, before a bitter, eight-year long divorce
"There was absolutely nothing in his voice that indicated anything was wrong," she said.
"Dad said, 'How are you doing?” and I said everything was fine. I asked how he was and he said it was all good.
"He said he’d call me the next day and that he loved me. I told him I loved him, too. He didn’t sound stressed or agitated."
Sasha, now a charity worker whose lifestyle is a far cry from her flashy youth, claims her dad tried to tell her something shortly before he died.
"He said there was something he wanted to say in person that he couldn’t discuss over the phone," she said.
"I didn’t go. I had a university deadline. I regret it tremendously now, and the guilt stays with me.
"‘I think he was scared that someone was trying to get him. He thought he was vulnerable.’"
She added: "Actually I thought he was invincible. But I was proved wrong."