Remember Adriana Ferreyr? To recap, she's a woman with whom George Soros either conducted “a serious meaningful relationship” that lasted five years or had an “on-again, off-again and non-exclusive intimate relationship,” depending on who you ask. Last August, Ferreyr sued the billionaire for $50 million based on the promise he allegedly made to buy her a “dream home” at 30 East 85th Street, before “heartlessly” dumping her a few days after the contract was signed. Ferreyr was pretty pissed about the situation but, as these things go, the duo “briefly reconciled for a romantic night together” during which Jorge supposedly had the Soroses to “whisper in her ear” that he’d given the keys to her dream house to another one of his gal-pals. Adriana also claimed that after she aired her displeasure with Soros’ decision to give away her apartment, he slapped her across the face and ”proceeded to put his hands around her neck in an attempt to choke her…then allegedly tempted to strike her with a glass lamp narrowly missing though cutting her foot.” From the beginning, Soros's lawyers have denied almost all of Ferreyr's account, from the characterization of their relationship to the bit about him assaulting her with his hands and furniture. They did admit that there was a promise of an apartment but 1) the couple broke up so no deal and 2) the way they see it, Ferreyr's "baseless" lawsuit is simply the manifestation of her "disappointment that Soros moved onto other women."
Now, one would think Soros would want all of this to go away, as, true or not, most individuals prefer not to be publicly accused of pelting people with lamps, etc. And yet today we were given a hint that GS is actually enjoying all this and, on the contrary, doesn't want it to go away quietly but rather get real bad, real fast, as evidenced by his attorneys' latest statement.
Billionaire George Soros is trying to toss out a lawsuit from an ex-girlfriend who claims he reneged on a promise to buy her a $1.9 million apartment and assaulted her when they were in bed discussing his supposed betrayal. Lawyers for Soros are filing papers today in Manhattan Supreme Court, blasting Adriana Ferreyr’s “fog of overheated rhetoric” and her claim that Soros “promised to give her, for free, a multimillion dollar luxury apartment” but got “upset after she and Soros ended their relationship.
Accusing someone who's already in a delicate place of being "overheated"? Not the best course of action! Team Soros basically just told a riled up person to "calm down," i.e. throwing a lit match into a tub of gasoline. He's about to feel the full fury of a "on-again, off-again non-exclusive intimate relationship in which dream apartments were promised and never delivered" scorned.
Soros Fires Back At Ex [NYP]