The British father, 29, who left his partner and children for a Ukrainian refugee, reveals he is broke after losing his job over their affair
- Tony Garnett says he’s broke after leaving his partner for a Ukrainian refugee
- He dated Lorna, 28, for 10 years before leaving her for Sofiia Karkadym
- Ms. Karkadym, 22, came to stay with the Garnett family after the Russian invasion
- But she fell in love with the father of two and they moved out together after 10 days
A British father who left his partner to elope with a Ukrainian refugee ten days after she moved into the family home says he has no money.
Security guard Tony Garnett has left his partner Lorna Garnett, the mother of their two daughters, for Sofiia Karkadym, 22.
The family had fostered Sofiia as a refugee from the torn country Putin‘s invasion.
But Tony fell in love with her at her Bradford home, sparking a furious argument that divided her family.
He told that Daily Star: “I was trying to make ends meet and survive with Sofia.
“I want to show people that I’m not a bum for government benefits, I know what’s right.
“I used to have a very successful business. I’m committed to it, some weeks I’ve put in over 80 hours a week.’
Tony said he ran a security company that lost contracts because his relationship was getting so much publicity.
He added: “Every now and then I send bouncers to pubs and clubs but I’ve gone from almost 2,000 a week to earning Jack S***.”
Four days ago MailOnline told how Tony had released a rap criticizing “an ex”.
Tony Garnett, 29, who left his partner of 10 for Ukrainian refugee Sofiia Karkadym, 22, after she lived with them for 10 days, released a rap dissing his ex titled ‘Ukraine to UK Rain’.
Tony Garnett has said he and Sofiia Karkadym (pictured together) hope to have children together – if doctors can reverse the vasectomy he had after having two children with his former partner
The security guard released the video less than 24 hours after being hit by a court order preventing him from contacting the mother of his two children, 28-year-old Lorna Garnett (pictured).
A video of the hip-hop effort was released less than 24 hours after being hit by a court order preventing him from contacting Lorna after she claimed he had sent her abusive texts.
Hours after Wednesday’s court hearing, Tony released a YouTube song called “Ukraine to UK Rain” in which he accused an “ex” of being “doubtful” and playing with his emotions “like a video console”.
And he raps, ‘I’m dating a blonde now – but yeah, my ex was brunette.’
The song describes Ukraine as “a country torn apart by war crimes and excruciating pain.”
It also includes the lines: “Should I have stayed there just to be with my kids? No thanks, not today. You see, my state of mind forbids it.’
Tony told MailOnline he loves puns and was rattled off the track in under an hour. “I’m much better at that,” he said.
The 29-year-old has said he made the song in under an hour and insists he can do better
“It is important to me to explain my point of view. I didn’t give her a name, I just said “my ex” in the lyrics. I know this won’t get me in trouble because a lawyer told me so. It could be any ex I mean. I told the judge that I would write music about what had happened to me.
The three-minute track’s chorus repeats the line “I don’t care what you have to say.”
Tony’s former partner Lorna, 28, today told MailOnline that she saw the video and understood the text was referring to her.
Calling the allegations in the lyrics “outright lies,” she said: “Per the terms of the court order, I’m not allowed to discuss it on social media, but the things in this song that are obviously about me are outright lies.
“He has already violated the court order by publishing this and I contacted my lawyer and the police as a result. The lawyer confirmed that it was a violation of the order.
Tony said he found a singer in the US on a freelance website called Fiverr, where a woman sang the line for $5. On Wednesday in court, Tony was also warned not to come within 100 meters of the couple’s Bradford home before falling for Lviv IT manager Sofia. Tony agreed to the no-harassment restraining order without a confession.
It prohibits him from calling, texting or emailing Lorna and from contacting her on social media. The order is not deemed to mention posting on YouTube.