A MARKETING director who stabbed his girlfriend to death before killing himself was a “woman-hating sex addict”, it is claimed.
Ben Green, 41, bragged to friends of bedding hundreds of lovers — many in their teens — in rented houses across the country.
Many of the flings were said to have taken place when dad Green was still married — with one of the properties he used for dates near his family home.
One former friend said Green targeted his conquests in a “chilling and calculated” manner — and had no respect for the women who he treated as his “property”.
He is thought to have been dating his victim — marketing executive Maddie Durdant- Hollamby, 22 — for around a year after meeting her at work.
Police believe he killed her last Friday at his home in Kettering, Northants, before taking his own life in the property.
The bodies were discovered shortly after 1pm following a report of concern for her welfare.
It is understood they had discussed splitting up.
Ben was prolific. He was a monster and a woman-hating sex addict.
A former pal said of Green
A former pal said of Green: “I knew him for a year and there would be hundreds of women in that time.
‘He was a monster’
“I have never known anything like it. He would be having sex with eight women at the same time while married with kids.
“He had homes across the country that he would rent, staying in Kettering, Liverpool and other places.
“Ben was prolific. He was a monster and a woman-hating sex addict.”
The former friend said many of Green’s dates were in their late teens.
He added: “Ben liked women much younger than him.
“He had zero respect for his conquests and would be so rude to them.
“It was chilling the way he always said he would get what he wanted. He treated women as his property.”
Maddie was originally from Wimblington in Cambridgeshire, where dad Steve, 48, and mum Rachel, 47, still live.
In a tribute, her parents said: “Maddie was a kind, caring, and thoughtful young woman, who touched the lives of everyone she met.”
How you can get help
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, where you call 999 and press ‘55’ if you can’t safely speak.
- Always keep some money or a bank card on you, including change in case you need a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to move towards an exit if you are inside the house and get your phone in case you need to call for help.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other potential weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom.
SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.