George Soros sued by Brazilian ex-girlfriend.
George Soros’ Brazilian ex-girlfriend has sued him for fifty million dollars. Adriana Ferreyr is accusing him of reneging on promises to buy her a Manhattan apartment.
George Soros’ex-girlfriend, Adriana Ferreyr has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the billionaire investor, accusing him of failing to follow through on promises to buy her a New York City apartment.
Adriana Ferreyr, who is a 28-year-old Brazilian former soap opera star, filed the suit against the 81-year-old Soros, who is the founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute, in a Manhattan court, according to Associated Press reports.
Adriana Ferreyr accuses George Soros of reneging on promises to buy her a New York, Manhattan home, and instead giving a $1.9 million apartment on the Upper East Side to a new girlfriend.
William Zabel, George Soros’ lawyer told the New York Post that the lawsuit is “frivolous and entirely without merit,” and an attempt to extract money from his client.
“This is obviously nothing more than an attempted shakedown targeting a wealthy man,” Michael Vachon, a spokesman for Soros, told the BBC.
“Ferreyr has targeted Mr. Soros with a baseless lawsuit.”
The lawsuit accuses Soros of inflicting emotional distress, battery and fraud, the BBC reports.
Adriana Ferreyr claims in the lawsuit that Soros slapped her and tried to choke her while the couple were in bed discussing about the apartment.
Adriana Ferreyr is studying economics and philosophy at Columbia University. She and George Soros met in 2006 in the Hamptons, and she claims that twice during their five-year relationship he said he would buy her a New York apartment.
George Soros is worth $14.5 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
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