Hotchin's wife hits out at 'hate campaign'

The wife of Hanover Finance boss Mark Hotchin has hit out at a "hate campaign" against herself, Mr Hotchin and the company.

The wife of Hanover Finance boss Mark Hotchin has hit out at a "hate campaign" against herself, Mr Hotchin and the company.

The comment by Amanda Hotchin was made in an email to the blog of broadcaster Brian Edwards.

It follows reports in news organisations that portray the Hotchins as continuing to live a lavish lifestyle, despite the collapse of Hanover in 2008 which froze $550 million owed to 16,500 investors, many of them elderly.

"I care very much about what has happened, I do care that investors have lost money, I am concerned for their welfare," Mrs Hotchin said in the email.

"I am also concerned for the welfare of my family, which is being subjected to a tabloid media campaign motivated by hate and the greed of papers and broadcasters that simply want to make money from everyone else's misery."

The Hotchins have reportedly been living in a Gold Coast mansion, although Mrs Hotchin said they were renting a 1-1/2 floor unit in the residence, and that did not include the rooftop pool.

"The constant media and public comment about my husband, Hanover and myself has become a hate campaign.

"Over the last year I have learned, to my cost, that not everything you read, hear or see in the media is true. Indeed it is often pure fantasy." Mrs Hotchin said.

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