Guynn Update: Mormon Wife Quits Big Law Lawyer Accused of Mistress Assault

UPDATE 10-19-12: King & Spalding confirmed this morning Guynn is no longer with the firm. Although Steven hasn’t updated his twitter profile that promotes himself as “a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in New York City, who has led more than $150 billion of global transactions”.

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The Big Law lawyer, Steven Guynn, who was arrested for allegedly hitting his New Canaan mistress is getting divorced. Guynn, a practicing Mormon and long time New Canaan native, made international headlines this March after Jeannette Schaefer convinced the New Canaan police she was a victim of multiple domestic violence assaults by Guynn and then got him arrested. Guynn was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, and interference with a 911 call. At the time of Guynn’s arrest I was told his wife of 20+ years, Kristie Guynn, was standing by him and Guynn denied he assaulted his mistress. After the arrest, I published an investigative story on Schaefer that showed she had a history of scamming people in her raw food and massage business that Guynn helped her set up.

Guynn’s criminal case has magically disappeared off the Connecticut court case look up system. His attorney, Christian Young, got it moved to the Domestic Violence docket in April. Guynn who had no earlier domestic violence charges was likely allowed to apply for the Domestic Violence Family Education program. The case gets sealed and after a set time of good behavior the charges are erased off his record. Schaeffer, who’d been hounding Guynn for money after he cut off support of her RawFlora business, moved out of New Canaan and I’ve been told is now living on the West Coast.

Guynn’s law firm, King & Spalding, didn’t fire him right after the arrest but he is no longer listed on the company’s website so it looks like he either left or was asked to leave.There doesn’t seem to be a lot of Big Love support in Guynn’s marital life either. Court records show the wife, Kristie, filed for divorce on June 19th. Their lux 6-bedroom 9-bath home at 309 Laurel Road in New Canaan went up for sale this summer listed at $3.6 million. This is the house the police report said Schaeffer was at when Guynn punched her 30 times and they’d have sleep-overs while the wife was gone. There are some sweet photos of the Guynn’s spread here. It’s been on the market for over 150 days and the price has been dropped to $3.295 million.

Guynn’s attorney, Christian Young, did not return emails for comment. I got some agressive attack emails from Schaeffer after I ran a story on her in March and I haven’t been able to reach her to comment on the outcome of her assault case.


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  1. So Guynn and Schaefer thought they’d pulled one over on their unsuspecting spouses, having trysts in his wife’s bed and generally lying & sneaking around. Not giggling much now, are they? Guynn lost his wife, his home, job, reputation, and will probably be excommunicated from the Mormon church. Schaefer — who is still using her ex-husband’s name most likely because her maiden name was so sullied — has now been divorced by two men and is allegedly broke, having squandered the money she stole; her aging face plastered over the internet as a warning to other potential victims of her schemes. All for a little sex… Karma anyone?

  2. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Steven and Jeannette were back together

  3. Troy Ounce says

    Yummi story.

  4. They are back together Teri- she is now going by Raw Flora on her Twitter account and Facebook account– They live in Wilton together
    She was seen in Wilton the other day fighting with him
    oh – but they will be so poor!!!!
    No one will employ him

    Still feel for the wife and kids – I know them

  5. I really enjoyed reading this post!

    • She is still running loose like a crazy woman in in New Canaan as my daughter said!!! – such a sick person! She took a lot of money from a friend of mine as she professed to be a healer- what a joke!!! Thought she would go back to Holland – I guess not.
      He was so stupid to loose his job and family for Raw Flora and SEX!!!! Just happy his wife who is a beautiful wonderful person ( lots of friends) is almost divorced and can enjoy her 5 children and 3 grandchildren. House has been sold!

  6. Not sure how he knew, but a friend of mine told me Jeannette wants to return to Europe but the authorities there are looking for her for illegal activities she committed there, so she can’t go back.
    He’s German, so I guess he knows.

    She’s apparently gone back to passing herself off as a massage therapist again — cash only…

  7. She is not going back to Europe- she is living in Westport giving massages again!!
    A great way to have to make a living.

    As a friend of all threeof the Guynn daughters, father lost big time with this big mistake
    They love their mother and will do anything for HER. Divorce is done and house sold for only $2.8 Million in New Canaan. Kristie knows she is better off without him. Raw can have him

    • Teri Buhl says

      Laura his attorneys always said the Raw Flora girl was just accusing him as a shake down for money. Do you know if she got any $ from Steven?

      • I do not think she got any money ( but I do not know) as she DID drop the charges against him . He was fired from his job because he followed her to Seattle and then to Western Canada to be with her!
        I guess his law firm had said he could not associate with her and fired him when he did. I also know she is no longer living in New Canaan and thankful. Do not know where Steve is.

  8. Just came across this site again- she is the craziest person I have ever met. I went for massages for a year when she was on 88 Main ST
    I bought her products too
    A friend said she has a Seattle phone number and is giving massages inWestport- I know Guynns are divorced and Kristie is much happier . That is really all I care about. Did see Raw Flora in le pain – New Canaan months ago and hope never to see her again. My neck has never been the same after her awful massages ! Enough said

  9. Looks like from civil family divorce court records show Guynns reconciled Nov 2012 but there is still a pending court date of July 2013 my hunch is they don’t show up kissy Kristie make up? She can’t be that stupid can she? Sold the mansion for 14 mil underpriced the place where lover dud screwed that manish looking whore from Sweden.Kristie took big hit there jst to forget adulterous memories…Steve is still with the whore in Westport too. Karma’s going get Guynn

  10. As of April Steve is hiding in Arkansas, completely broke, that slutty homewrecker has vanished ……

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