Thierry Gaubert, the estranged husband of Princess Helene of Yugoslavia, was indicted today in Paris for witness tampering, charged with putting pressure on his wife.
In early September, Princess Helene appeared twice before the court as a witness against her husband in the Karachi affair. Her evidence "proved very embarrassing for her husband." The couple are seeking a divorced.
In interviews with the police and with the press, the princess spoke several times of the pressure put on her by her husband.
"It started after the house was searched in July. He expected me to be called in by the police. Them he told me: if you talk, you will not see the children. If I sink, you sink with me."
Gaubert inundated his wife with text messages, and he made it clear that he was furious with her.