Finally, we have a tiny sliver of good news to report!
81-year-old George Soros —
international financier, currency speculator, destroyer of the economies of entire nations, supporter of Obama and leftwing causes — is being sued by his ex-lover who is young enough to be his grand-daughter.
Tom Leonard and Daniel Bates report for the UK’s Daily Mail, August 12, 2011, that the man who reportedly made millions during the 1992 UK currency crises, is being sued for more than $51 million (£31million) for slapping and choking his 28-year-old ex-girlfriend, Brazilian soap star Adriana Ferreyr.
Soros & Ferreyr in happier times
Ferreyr claims Soros slapped her in the face and attempted to choke her as they argued over property in bed together. She says the two had a relationship for five years before he dumped her last year.
But, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, there was a brief reconciliation in August last year in which the couple spent a night together at Soros’s home in New York’s Upper East Side. It was there that Soros, who has an estimated fortune of $14.7 billion (£8.9billion), “bluntly” told her that he had given to another woman the $2 million apartment on the 7th floor of a luxury high-rise in New York which he had promised to Ferreyr.
In the inevitable row that followed, the lawsuit claims that “Mr Soros slapped Miss Ferreyr across the face and proceeded to put his hands around her neck in an attempt to choke her.” Ferreyr says she managed to evade him and picked up a glass lamp to protect herself. Soros then allegedly grabbed the lamp and tried to hit her with it, narrowly missing. She claims she ran into the office next to Soros’s bedroom and called police.
Ferreyr claims the confrontation traumatised her to the point she was “unable to function in her day-to-day life” and has since had to have treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Soros strongly denies the allegations. His lawyer, William Zabel, while admitting that his client did have an “on and off” relationship with Ferreyr, called the suit “frivolous and entirely without merit…riddled with false charges and is obviously an attempt to extract money from my client, who is known to be a very rich man. The police investigated the incident referred to and concluded that no assault occurred. George Soros did not slap, choke or throw a lamp at her.’
George Soros’s private life is rarely touched on in the U.S.. Married and twice divorced, he has five children. In the past few years, Soros’s reported girlfriends have included the violinist Jennifer Chun and former Miss Russia Anna Malova.
All I can say is I hope the Brazilian hot pepper wins!
H/t beloved fellow Tina.