A super bike racer previously arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife after their honeymoon was a "control freak" who allegedly "beat her", an inquest heard.
Sean Emmett, 49, was arrested 10 months after his wife, Abigail Elison, 27, fell from a 4th storey window at the five-star Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in February 2013.
Security guard Joseph Semanda, 28, was on patrol at the hotel when he saw a woman silently plunge from the fourth floor.
Mr Semanda said he saw a man looking down from the balcony and a woman had landed in a garden and was "gasping for air."
In a statement read at Woking Coroner's Court in Surrey at the inquest into the death of Abigail Elson, he said: "I saw a woman falling down from a window from one of the floors in the hotel.
"I ran toward the place where she had fallen. I saw a man looking down from a window."
Emmett was apprehended in the UK after he returned from Dubai, where he had stayed as Dubai authorities investigated Abigail’s death.
In February 2016, Emmett was told he would face no further action for his former wife’s death, but a Woking Coroner’s Court today heard details their life together.
Coroner Alison Hewitt, heard how Abigail’s parents said bank statements "made it clear" Emmett "had control" of her account.
The court was also told Abigail received a £35,000 settlement resulting from a medical negligence claim, which Emmett’s parents "consider it a coincidence" the biker tweeted he had spent his life savings of the same amount in Dubai.
Abigail’s parents added that their daughter had described Mr Emmett as a "control freak" to them.
Her mother, Carolyn, told the court: "She also said that he had broken all her percussion sticks and he had broken her CD of her university concerto saying that she could never have been that good."
"When the couple met their daughter in the following weeks, Abigail described her relationship with Sean by saying: "When we get some money in he gets drunk and that's what he does."
In 2010, several months into Abigail and Emmett's relationship, she sent an email to them where she described Sean hitting her, taking her money, and throwing her out of their home, the inquest heard.
The email, which was read out in court, said: "At least once a week he did hit me.
"Yesterday he did it again, took the last £300 I had in my wallet and pushed me out."
"I'm sorry I have to write this email because I was really happy with this guy but it's all gone wrong in a really big way."
Both parents said they had drifted from their daughter after she left home to attend Cardiff University, but said they still spoke to one of Abigail's oldest friends, Dana Hashem.
In a statement, Abigail's dad said: "I had a conversation with Dana who told us that Abbie had received a settlement of £35,000.
"She said that Sean was a control freak and that Abbie had put the money somewhere he couldn't get to it.
"We consider it a coincidence that Sean said in a tweet that he had spent his life savings of £35,000 in Dubai."