From 2006-2011, former soap opera star Adriana Ferreyr was the “on-again, off-again” girlfriend of hedge fund manager George Soros. As the story goes, toward the end of their relationship, Soros promised Ferreyr her “dream” apartment on East 85th Street, broke up with her a day after the place went into contract, texted her “what are you up to?”1 one night a few weeks later, and then, after going over to her place to “reconcile,” whispered in her ear that he’d given her apartment away to another woman (who would later become his wife). Since then, Ferreyr has demonstrated time and time again that she’s packing a serious pair, but no more so than today. Before we get into that, though, a brief recap of Ferrey’rs balls in action:
- August 2011: Ferreyr publicly demands $50 million from Soros for “broken promises” re: apartments
- Later in August 2011: Tells Soros new girlfriend to get the fuck off her turf
- February 2012: Ferreyr refuses Soros’s offer to settle for $250,000
- March 2012: Ferreyr turns down Soros’s upped offer of $1 million to settle
- February 2014: Ferreyr starts off a deposition with Soros by calling him an “asshole” and a “piece of shit.” Proceeds to scream “expletives” at Soros’s lawyer, hits Soros in the head with such intensity that she knocks off his hearing aid, hits Soros’s lawyer in the head, knocking the glasses off his face, slaps a Soros aid and kicks him in the shins, tells Soros’s lawyer he’s “going down” and should “go to prison and get beat up.”
So, she’s obviously holding out for a lot more than $1 million, but how much? The dream apartment was worth $1.9 million, would that do the trick? $2 million? $3 million? A nice round five? Apparently the answer is none of the above.
Billionaire George Soros offered his Brazilian soap star ex-girlfriend a whopping $6.9 million settlement last year to drop her suit against him — but she turned it down. Even though her epic three year legal battle with Soros started after she claimed he reneged on a promise to buy her a $1.9 million Upper East Side apartment, Adriana Ferreyr told The Post’s Julia Marsh she snubbed the payout, worth more than three times the apartment’s value, because she still wanted to depose her lefty investor former lover…Then, after an appeals court threw out most of Ferreyr’s claims against Soros in April — including her allegation he reneged on a promise to buy her the E85th Street apartment — his attorneys yanked the settlement offer. Soros lawyer Howard O. Godnick refused to discuss past offers, but confirmed no settlement offer is currently on the table.
Start with 8 figures and the title of President at Soros Fund Management, and then maybe she’ll be interested in talking.
1. Don’t actually know how they made the arrangement to get together. Perhaps his assistant placed the call or sent the text, but he was an 80-something year-old having, to quote his lawyer “an on-again, off-again non-exclusive relationship,” so it’s possible he’s up with the times. ↩