EXCLUSIVE: Ex-wife of American yacht captain Ryan Bane revealed new allegations about his alleged violent past a month after his British girlfriend Sarm Heslop disappeared after a night at the bar in the US Virgin Islands.
Corie Stevenson told Fox News on Thursday that he had lost temper “dozens of times” with his daughter Grace, then a parent, and that it got so bad she could not leave them alone when she went to class or work .
“I could not leave Ryan alone with Grace because he would be so mean to her,” she said.
In one case, Stevenson said Grace, now 20, was either 8 or 11 years old. According to Stevenson, Bane had sent her upstairs to find a TV remote. But the girl did not find it and went back to tell him.
He reportedly got angry and shouted in her face when he found it himself.
“He got so mad he marched upstairs, dragged her with him, picked her up and threw her down on the bed,” Stevenson said. “There are many cases that I did not find out until a little later. Grace did not say anything for some time.”
Bane’s lawyer told Fox News on Thursday that they “are not making any further comments at this time.”
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On another occasion, Stevenson said her ex-husband gave the girl, then 10, a sling. The mother wanted to establish some house rules, including not using it indoors and not shooting animals, but Bane removed her concerns, she said.
One day when Stevenson was returning home from a grocery store, she said she came in to find Bane screaming at her daughter – who had spray-painted a sticky toy on a sliding glass sliding door.
“I mean redhead, vein leaping out of his throat, insanely screaming,” she said. “I walk in and Grace is standing there hysterically crying – and I’m like, ‘What the hell just happened?'”
“He was like, ‘She could have broken the window,'” Stevenson said. “He was insane. I just grabbed her and left the house.”
When the couple divorced, Stevenson said Bane took his daughter’s dog, Hunter, with whom he has been photographed as recently as last month in the Virgin Islands.
According to Stevenson’s version of events, Bane had violated a restraining order and she called police. An officer accidentally let the dog slip out of the house, and Bane has had it ever since.
As Fox News has previously reported, Bane was jailed for beating Stevenson in 2011 after a drunken night at a wedding – and then his probation was revoked for violating the terms of his release.
Stevenson married Bane in 2008 – and the two divorced in 2014. She told Fox News that he was verbally and physically violent and could quickly lose temper, especially around women.
But there were signs of trouble long before the chaotic split, Stevenson said.
“When we had alcohol in the house, he drank it until it was gone,” she claimed. “Pills in the same way.”
She also claimed that on more than one occasion he killed the wildlife she had fed in their garden.
She told Fox News in March that he had killed a friendly squirrel in their backyard and left it in the freezer that she could find. On another occasion, she said he shot and slaughtered a fawn and tried to feed it to her – allegedly knowing she had left food outside for it.
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When she heard that he had briefly picked up anchor and left Frank Bay, where his boat, Siren Song, had been moored during Heslop’s disappearance, Stevenson said she immediately began carrying a gun with her all the time. And she said she had slept with a shotgun by her side during their divorce case.
“I have my hidden carry, I don’t usually have my gun on me,” she said. “But since this started, it’s on me every day. Everywhere I go, it’s with me.”
Bane, a licensed pilot, could travel discreetly to almost anywhere, she claimed.
Stevenson has said she hopes by sharing her story she can add urgency to the missing person.
Bane reported that Heslop had disappeared early in the morning of March 8th. She was last seen in public with Bane at a bar on St. John in the US Virgin Islands the night before.
After calling 911 to say she had disappeared from the 47-foot catamaran around 6 p.m. At 2:30 a.m., police said they instructed him to contact the U.S. Coast Guard for a search and rescue. He reportedly waited approx. 10 hours to do so.
Bane has refused to allow investigators to search Siren Song, and police have not named him as a suspect. The U.S. Coast Guard boarded the ship, but Bane reportedly blocked service members from searching the cabin, resulting in a series of quotes.
Stevenson, who knew Bane grew up and went to the same high school, said police did not search the ship for “the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of.”
“When I searched the last place where they knew the girl was, I would think it would be one of the first things they do,” she said.
Virgin Islands investigators have repeatedly declined to answer questions about whether they are seeking a search warrant for Siren Song, or whether Bane is considered a person of interest, citing the ongoing investigation.
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However, Jerry Forrester, a former FBI agent and private investigator specializing in the Caribbean, said it should not be difficult to determine probable cause and get a search warrant for the last place a missing person was seen.
“They probably have probable cause, I think,” he told Fox News last week. “She’s missing and she was on that boat … They just are not doing their job.”
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Anyone with information about Heslop’s whereabouts should contact the US Virgin Islands Police Department.