Madonna Badger's Ex Husband Suing Over The Death Of His Three Daughters

Mon, February 13, 2012 9:16am EST by 12 Comments

Is the grieving dad planning on suing Madonna for the tragic fire that killed his three beloved daughters?

Madonna Badger‘s ex Matthew Badger is taking the first legal steps to sue over the horrific Connecticut blaze that killed his three young daughters — Lily, 9 and twins Sarah and Grace, 7 — on Christmas day, according to the NY Post. Will the devastated and heartbroken Madonna now have to deal with a “wrongful-death claim” too?

Matthew filed papers in Stamford Probate Court recently, but his lawyer Richard Emery says Matthew “has no intention of suing his ex-wife.” But Richard is criticizing Madonna’s boyfriend, Michael Borcina, who was the contractor on the renovations at the home.

The $1.7 million home didn’t have working smoke detectors at the time of the fire, and Michael is the one who put still-smoldering ashes from the fireplace into a trash enclosure. The house also didn’t have a certificate of occupancy, and the last city inspection was early last summer.

“The fact is that Borcina was the contractor on the job,” says Richard. “He was aware of the dangers, or should have been aware of dangers, that a civilian would have been unaware of. The fact that kids were living in this house was unbelievable… I don’t hold Madonna Badger responsible for that at all because I can’t imagine she would have understood the immediacy of the dangers.”

Police are still investigating whether or not manslaughter or other charges should be lodged against Michael and Madonna.

Matthew plans to start a foundation in his daughters’ memory that would fund school arts programs, and his lawyer says any proceeds from a wrongful death suit might go to the foundation.

-Anna Moeslein

More Madonna Badger news:

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  2. Devastated Madonna Badger Attempts Suicide After Tragic Fire Killed Her Daughters
  3. Madonna Badger Desperately Battled Firefighters To Get Back Into Burning House To Save Babies

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Dee Houser

Posted at 10:19 PM on May 28, 2012  

I feel so sorry for the Dad.-I have lost achild-he has everyreason to dump her & sue her. She should have hooked up with Bobby Kennedy-who trashed his wife & kid’s life, I hope Maer win’s- God know’s he is a GOOD person! I pray for him alot!@

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Posted at 11:54 AM on February 19, 2012  

I remember reading about this unimaginable tragedy days after it happened, and a comment that Michael Borcina made, has stuck with me. He said “we’re going to be okay”. My immediate thought was, “WHO is WE???? Maybe YOU are going to be ok, but Matthew and Madonna Badger will never be okay.” I have no words to say how this tragedy has affected me. I pray for some solace somehow for Madonna and Matthew and all their friend’s and family.

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Posted at 9:13 PM on February 22, 2012  

I agree….read the same comment. How could Borcina say anyone would be “okay….”? I just pray for them all as I suspect that,he, too, is not “okay” …..and understandably so.

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Posted at 3:36 PM on February 27, 2012  

He not only said “we’ll be OK”, he said. “We’re just trying to stay positive.” Beggars belief that anyone could be that delusional.

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Steve Maguire

Posted at 5:06 PM on February 14, 2012  

Heroin! Are you kidding!?!

He was the subject of dereliction of reno contracts from numerous sources all implying fraud, including, but not limited to, Gayle King, Oprah’s BFF. Considers Madonnas insurance on a 1.7 mil estate, that a contractor found rebuild for half solving his financial woes. He loses all traces of Mathews spermand all ge has to to is place burning embers next to the house while he lays awake in his own room. Note, too, that he tried to “lead” the girls out, buy they ran back upstairs to escape the inferno. I don’t think you “lead” 7 year old girls through an inferno but clutch them like footballs underneath each arm till it hurts and run for all your lives as fast as you can.
I think this borders on negligent homicide. Five counts. And there are other obvious instances of neglect further reinforcing s deviation from a concerned behavioral perspective.

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AJ Weberman

Posted at 9:17 AM on February 14, 2012  

Borcina just got out of rehab for heroin addiction. He was put there after he was busted for junk. The word is he was high on junk the night he put those cinders in a plastic bag. His attempt to save the children was a lie. He came out of there unscathed. Lady Madonna dead children at your feet / Wonder how you sleep wonder how you eat?

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Posted at 2:50 PM on February 17, 2012  

AJ weberman, r u the same person who writes about Dylan? interesting comment on Borcina, btw.

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Posted at 11:51 AM on February 13, 2012  

Well, this was inevitable. I’m all for holding people accountable, but what will this accomplish, really? A long drawn out legal battle might provide temporary relief and distraction to a grieving father, and will (again temporarily) satisfy his need for punishment, but in the end all Borcina will lose is all his money and his contracting business. He will regroup and rebuild and go on to replace the money he will undoubtedly lose. The Badgers’ loss is irreplaceable and all the lawsuits in the world won’t change that. If the Badgers want their pound of flesh they could try for criminal charges, but even then Borcina would be locked up only for a few years (if that) and then he gets out and goes on with his life. I know this grieving father is looking for some way to become whole again, but that will never happen no matter how many lawsuits he wins. If Borcina is culpable then get him, but in the end he will recover – I don’t believe the Badgers ever will unless they get ongoing professional help for the rest of their lives. So sad. I feel for everybody involved.

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Posted at 10:53 AM on February 15, 2012  

Well said Sherry

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melbourne girl

Posted at 1:23 AM on February 17, 2012  

Sherry such wise sad words.

Heartbreaking for this family.

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Posted at 4:21 PM on April 8, 2012  

Professional help sure, but only those people who are feeling this unbearable pain have any idea what might help them feel some measure of relief. Even if its only temporary, even if its only a little bit. It sounds like they could use all they can get right now.
He may not care if Borcina recovers from that or not (of which the jury will be out on that for a long time yet. Substance abuse is a complicated issue and its anyone’s guess how Borcina will recover from this). He may feel Borcina doesnt mean enough to him to give him that kind of power. Their father may think that to some degree he feels need to take an action to which he owes his daughters.
Also honestly don’t think either of them expect that anything will make them feel whole again. The both of them certainly are smart enough to figure that out.

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Posted at 5:03 PM on December 7, 2012  

This “boyfriend” (such the slob that he is) should be prosecuted on five counts
of involuntary manslaughter at the very least.
He’d go away for quite awhile and serve as an example for future slobs like him.

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