March 24, 2011

Billionaire Curt Johnson charged with sexually assaulting a teenager

Curtis Johnson, an heir of the SC Johnson fortune and one of the richest men in the world, was charged with sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl Thursday.

Johnson, a billionaire, is the former chairman of Diversey Inc. He took a leave of absence last month for an unstated reason. He appeared in court Thursday where he was formally charged. (The JT has photos.)

Johnson's sister, Helen Johnson-Leipold, runs Johnson Financial and took over as chairman of Diversey. His brother, Fisk Johnson, is head of SC Johnson.

Last year, Forbes Magazine estimated Johnson's fortune at $2.1 billion, ranking him the 463rd richest person in the world.

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