Baker said that Ian Griffin did not tell her that Legg was dead but only that they had a massive fight and that "…he had fought back in self-defense after Kinga turned on him with a stun gun disguised as lipstick. He said he had cuts all over his arms and bruises all over his legs…. I don't know what happened in Paris but I know he is not a violent or an aggressive man."
ABC News tried to contact Baker, but she could not be reached for comment.
Stun guns disguised as a stick of lipstick are illegal in the United Kingdom; if Kinga Legg bought one, she may purchased it while she was in Paris, according to the Daily Mail. These devices are marketed as a self defense weapon for women to hide in their handbags and they can be found on the Internet for as little as $50. Advertisements claim they "pack a shock of 350,000 volts, around seven times as much as tasers used by police."
"Kinga was a tough cookie…she also had a fierce temper after she had a few drinks," one friend told the Daily Mail. "She could be violent and she was known to lash out at [Ian.]." Other reports say that the couple both had bouts of depression and were known to be heavy drinkers. Some say that they were using antidepressants and sleeping pills.
Whatever happened last Tuesday night is still unclear. And the Hotel Le Bristol refused to comment to ABC News.
According to media reports, Griffin calmly left the hotel in his Porsche 911 after he had hung a "Do Not Disturb" sign on their suite door. Legg's body was found only hours later. Griffin was then on the run. The Daily Mail reported that he escaped French police who were looking for him and he made it back to the United Kingdom. He allegedly went back to the Surrey mansion he shared with Legg to pick up cash or jewelry.
ABC News has learned that Griffin also went to the Shepperton Marina just outside of London to collect his 18-foot speedboat Madog which was being outfitted for ocean use. He was told that the speedboat was not yet seaworthy, so he attempted, unsuccessfully, to purchase a new cruiser from the marina.
Shepperton Marina employee Ben Clark saw Griffin emerge from a taxi at around 2 p.m. wearing a green T-shirt, blue-jeans and a brown beanie hat. Clark said Griffin walked "quite briskly" from the taxi, past the office windows and to the boat accessory shop next door. Although Griffin did not have access to any boat, he did purchase navigation accessories and then returned to the taxi 20 minutes later and left the marina.
The tycoon apparently dumped his Porsche near his parents' home and went to hide in the woods in Cheshire, using a tent. There the police apparently swooped in on him and arrested him there.