When one becomes a multi-billionaire, there are a few questions he or she has to ask him or herself. The first is, will I still eat my food with my own two hands or will I have someone cut it and feed it to me? Will I put my pants on myself each morning, or would it be nice to be have someone dress me, French aristocracy-style? Will I walk around like I did before becoming a man or woman of immense wealth, or will I be carried, leaving my legs to be simply ornamental? The most important question, though, is this: in the hypothetical event that I sleep with a woman on and off for five years, promise her a "dream apartment" and subsequently inform her, moments after accidentally sleeping with her one last time, that I gave it to another woman, setting off a chain of events in which names are called, lamps are thrown, and all out wars are waged, will I at some point relent and give her what she wants or will I never, and I mean ever, back down, not even after she beats the shit out of me and my staff during a deposition more than two years after this debacle began? For George Soros, the answer to that question was apparently, "BRING IT, BITCH."
For those of you unfamiliar with the George Soros/Adrianna Ferreyr tale, a quick recap:
2005-2010: George Soros has a relationship of debatable seriousness depending on who you ask with a woman named Adriana Ferreyr. (According to Ferreyr, it was a “serious and meaningful relationship,” while according to Soros, things were “on-again, off-again and non-exclusive.”) Ferrreyr is promised her “dream apartment” on East 85th Street.
Summer 2010: Several days after the contract on the apartment is signed, Soros “heartlessly dumps” Ferreyr, which means no dream apartment for her.
Approximately a week later: The duo “briefly reconcile for a romantic night together.”
A few hours later: Soros “whispers in Ferreyr’s ear” that another woman, Tamikoa Bolton, is living in her apartment. Ferreyr expresses strong displeasure at this revelation. Soros supposedly slaps Ferreyr across the face and attempts “to strike her with a glass lamp, narrowly missing.”
August 2011: Ferreyr publicly demands $50 million for broken promises re: dream apartments, makes allegations re: lamps.
Later in August 2011: Soros strongly denies accusations, refuses to pay Ferreyr a dime.
February 2012: Soros offers to settle for $250,000, Ferreyr refuses, a court date is set for the spring.
July 2012: SOROS UP AND PROPOSES TO BOLTON…
August 11, 2012: …BUT CONVENIENTLY WAITS UNTIL THE ANNIVERSARY OF FERREYR GOING PUBLIC WITH HER DEMANDS TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT.
August 13, 2012: Ferreyr, through her lawyer, wishes the happy couple all the best, maintains she’s getting that apartment.
March 19, 2013: A judge rules that Soros (and Bolton) must be deposed, re: apartments and lamps.
Which brings us to last Tuesday, when this happened:
The Tuesday deposition -- where Ferreyr's lawyer got to ask Soros questions under oath -- had been going on for about two hours when Ferreyr suddenly appeared with a videographer and demanded that the proceedings be filmed, the latest filings state. When he and Beslow agreed that the deposition would not be filmed, Singer said, Ferreyr hit Beslow in the arm and then thumped out of the room, slamming the door. Her first direct confrontation with Soros followed in the hallway. Singer said she then yelled at Beslow for 20 minutes before everyone returned to Beslow's conference room for the deposition. Ferreyr then insisted the deposition could not proceed until she could get her computer to work. Meanwhile, he said, she started trying to videotape the proceedings with her telephone and he objected again, Singer said...Singer said that when he objected again to her recording and Beslow asked her to stop, Ferreyr "began to yell expletives at me...and...prevented Mr. Beslow from asking any questions of Mr. Soros."
When the lawyers agreed at 1 p.m. to break for lunch, Singer said, Ferreyr "suddenly and without warning ... lunged at Mr. Soros -- who is 83 years old -- and struck his head with her hands, knocking off the headphones he was wearing to amplify the audio in the room." "Ms. Ferreyr pulled back her arm to strike Mr. Soros in the face. I was able to grab both of (her) arms to move her away....I let go of her arms. Ms. Ferreyr immediately swung at my face, knocking off my glasses." Singer said he had to pull her back from stepping on his glasses and she tried to kick him. Then, he said, she slapped a Soros aide, Jose Santos, across the face and kicked Santos in the shins. Another Soros attorney, Amanda Jawad, submitted papers saying Ms. Ferreyr also screamed at Zabel: "You're gonna go down, Zabel. You're gonna go down. You should go to prison and get beat up."
For anyone having trouble following all that, Ferreyr:
* Stormed the room with a cameraman
* Hit her own lawyer in the arm
* Stormed out of the room
* Screamed at her lawyer in the hallway
* Told everyone, and this is a paraphrase but just barely, to shut the fuck up until her computer rebooted
* Said fuck it, and started to tape the proceedings on her phone
* Yelled "expletives" at Soros's lawyer
* Hit Soros in the head with such intensity that she knocked off his hearing aid
* Went to smack Soros in the face and hit his lawyer, knocking his glasses off his face
* "SLAPPED A SOROS AID...ACROSS THE FACE AND KICKED HIM IN THE SHINS"
* Told Soros's other lawyer that he was "going down" and "should go to prison and get beat up."
Now, at this point and time, a regular person might just say, you know what, this isn't worth it. I just got married, I want to enjoy my time with my new bride, and I really don't need to deal with this. But Soros is not backing down! Not now, not, it would seem, ever. Which brings us to this:
A thing that you learn when covering multi-billionaire masters of the universe is that it takes a certain kind of person to amass that sort of wealth. Oh sure, some people come from money, and sometimes there are other factors at play, but it remains that those who build up a net worth that has at least 9 zeros are different than you and me. Not better, not worse, just different. Some are highly eccentric. Some are geniuses in a particular area. Some will dig their heels in on something they believe and absolutely refuse to change their mind, no matter what anyone says. These characteristics didn't just appear once these money managers became successful to the tune of billions of dollars, but were the very reason, in part, that they were able to become billionaires in the first place. Naturally, the attributes that made them wealthy many times over can't just be turned on and off when they get to and leave the office, but follow them around in all areas of their lives. And that's why George Soros is apparently willing to spend whatever days he has left on this earth being tormented and literally assaulted by his ex-fuck buddy, so long as it means he can have the satisfaction of not paying her a dime. Girlfriend can run him over in the street and she's still not getting that apartment.