I agree that these should have been a clue that something was amiss. That, and the 'choices' he made for her, such as the security bars and that she needed more time off from work.
And how about that chair in front of the dressing room when he first meets her?
Where the heck did she think that chair just happened to come from, just happened to WEDGE ITSELF UNDER HER DOOR?!
He didn't know (so she thought) about her past yet but it could have been a sick joke on his part, he was so creepy from the start.
That bug-eyed, unwashed look of his just made my skin crawl.
"I'd say this cloud is Cumulo Nimbus."
"Didn't he discover America?"