George Soros has reportedly offered his ex-girlfriend's cousin $250,000 to persuade her to drop her lawsuit against him.
Mauricio Carneiro, a lawyer, is the cousin of Adriana Ferreyr, 31, the ex-girlfriend of the 81-year-old billionaire. Carneiro claims that Soros offered him the money as a bribe to convince his cousin to drop her $50 million lawsuit against Soros, which included "claims of emotional torture, harassment and violence—all denied by the twice-divorced Soros."
New York Daily News reports:
"Pursuant to your conversation with George Soros . . . I understand you may wish to be helpful with the situation," the billionaire’s lawyer William Zabel wrote to Carneiro in an email seen by The News.
Carneiro fired back that he could not be bought. "I was shocked that George called me to offer me $250,000 in order to get my sympathy, get rid of her lawyers and settle the case." …
Ferreyr and Soros dated for five years, and she says he dangled the promise of a luxury E. 85th St. pad three times.
In August 2010, while they were in bed, Soros told Ferreyr he had finally bought the apartment — for another girlfriend, according court papers.
An argument ensued, and the beauty claims the elderly man choked and slapped her and threw a lamp, cutting her foot.