EntertainmentKevin O’Leary Receives Harsh Backlash for Promoting ’Shark Tank’ After Fatal Boat Crash
Report: ‘Shark Tank’’s Kevin O’Leary Was A Passenger On Boat Involved In Fatal Collision That Killed An American Man On Muskoka’s Lake Joseph On The Weekend
A day on the lake turned out tragically for Kevin O’Leary who was reportedly a passenger on a boat that was involved in a collision that resulted in at least one fatality on Saturday night in Muskoka, Ont. TMZ was the first to report the crash, which took place near Emerald Island in Ontario’s Seguin Township
“Shark Tank” starhas returned to social media after a brief absence following his involvement in a that left two dead late last month.
O’Leary tweeted on Thursday, promoting the new season of the Colombian spin-off of “Shark Tank.”
“Hola Colombia!” the tweet began. “I’m Mr. Wonderful from Shark Tank US. I’ve been told Colombians are pretty hard negotiators, I guess we’ll find out soon. Hope you are ready for the new Sharks: Alejandra, Andrea, & Samy! Don’t miss @sharktankcol new season starting Sept 6th on @sonychannella.”
Celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary involved in fatal boat crash, reports say
SEGUIN TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Media reports says celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary was on a boat involved in a crash that left two people dead in Ontario's cottage country last weekend. O'Leary issued a statement to TMZ saying he was a passenger in the boat when the collision took place on Saturday night. A representative for O'Leary told the celebrity website that the former "Dragon's Den" star's wife was driving the boat at the time. Provincial police say two boats crashed on Saturday on Lake Joseph near Seguin, Ont., killing a Florida man identified as 64-year-old Gary Poltash. The force says a 48-year-old woman, identified as Susanne Brito of Uxbridge, Ont.
Authorities are still investigating the boat crash that occurred on Lake Joseph near Toronto on August 24th and left two dead.
Gary Poltash, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision and Suzana Brito, 48, died just days after the accident.
Followers of O’Leary on Twitter expressed their harsh opinions in the comments after what some are calling a “tone deaf” promotion of the franchise that made him famous.
Kevin O'Leary confirms he was passenger in boat involved in double-fatal crash
Businessman Kevin O'Leary, formerly with TV's Dragon's Den and now on the U.S. show Shark Tank, has confirmed he was a passenger in a boat involved in a fatal crash in Ontario's cottage country Saturday night. A man from Florida died the night of the crash, while an Ontario woman who was injured died late Tuesday.
“Life goes on for "Mr. Wonderful”?” One fan commented, “Kevin O’Leary money roadshow is rolling on. After Being in a Fatal Boat Accident Killing Two.”
But several comments were a little more coarse and condemned the Shark.
“Has your drunk wife been thrown in jail for killing 2 people yet?” One comment read.
“You’re a sick man. You killed two people and have almost no remorse,” another follower said.
Victim's Family Starts Go Fund Me Page
The tweet comes shortly after the son of the Gary Poltash,, started a account for the children of the second victim.
Suzana Brito was the mother of three from Uxbridge, Ont. and left behind her husband David, two sons and a daughter, who are between the ages of 9 and 12.
The Go Fund Me page has raised over $7,000 at the time this article was publshed.
No charges have been filed yet against O’Leary or his wife. After the accident, O’Leary released a statement that he was the passenger and was not the driver of the boat.
'Shark Tank' star Kevin O'Leary's wife's lawyer calls fatal boat crash charge regrettable .
'Shark Tank' star Kevin O'Leary's wife's lawyer calls fatal boat crash charge regrettableLinda O'Leary was charged Tuesday with careless operation of a vessel in a boat crash in Canada that killed two people last month.
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