Nationally known millionaire and eccentric Amarillo businessman Stanley Marsh 3 is being accused of giving a teenage boy cash, vehicles and drugs for engaging in sexual acts with him.
The accusations were outlined in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in the 181st District Court.
The lawsuit also includes other defendants: Marsh 3's wife and guardian, Gwendolyn "Wendy" O'Brien Marsh; his son, Stanley Marsh IV; Marsh associate David Weir; SM3, a limited liability company; and McCartt & Associates.
The lawsuit lists the plaintiff as the mother of a "John Doe", a then 15-year-old boy.
According to court documents, Stanley Marsh 3 performed various sexual acts on the boy. The lawsuit also alleges Marsh 3 required the boy to perform sexual acts on him.
Additionally, Marsh 3 is accused of making the boy repeatedly take Viagra
to ensure he could perform sexually.
Court documents said Marsh 3 met the 15-year-old boy through a mutual friend. The documents allege Marsh paid the teenage boy to perform sexual acts in the form of cash and checks and drugs.
Marsh 3, according to the plaintiff's complaint, also bought two vehicles for the boy in addition to giving the boy as much as $10,000 at a time.
The boy at the time of the alleged abuse was just 15-16 years old, according to court documents.
The documents additionally allege that the boy became addicted to drugs as a result of Marsh 3's provision of drugs and cash to him.
Weir, a longtime business associate and lawyer of Marsh 3, is accused of knowing about the alleged abuse and not doing anything to stop it.
Because the alleged abuse happened mainly at Marsh 3's Chase Tower offices, McCartt and Associates was added to the suit. The documents said the company should have known about the alleged abuse since it was responsible for the building's security.
Marsh IV, who is Marsh 3's adopted son, according to the documents, also was aware of the abuse.
Marsh 3, according to the court documents, was believed to be placed under the guardianship of his wife, Wendy Marsh.
The alleged abuse happened in 2010 and 2011, the documents said.
The plaintiff also argued that the abuse of the boy caused permanent damage on him.
In the lawsuit, there are eight cause of actions listed:
1. Sexual assault and battery of a child against Marsh 3
2. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Against Marsh 3
3. Premises Liability Against Marsh 3 and Mccart
4. Negligence against Weir, Marsh 3, Marsh IV and Mccart
5. Gross Negligence against Marsh 3, Marsh IV and Weir
6. Aiding and Abetting Sexual Assault and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress against Marsh 3, Marsh IV and Weir
7. Conspiracy against Marsh 3, Marsh IV and Weir
8. Punitive Damages against Marsh 3, Marsh IV and Weir
The documents also list a clause where punitive damages should have no caps.
Neither Marsh 3's attorney or the plantiff's attorney returned phone calls for comment.
District Attorney Randall Sims said he could neither confirm nor deny any investigation.
Marsh 3 became nationally known after he stuck Cadillac cars in the ground west of Amarillo. He also formerly owned KVII-TV until 2002. KVII-TV is now owned by Barrington Broadcasting.
These allegations are not the first time Marsh has been accused of this sort of crime. He faced legal action four separate times from 1996- 2001.