Billionaire financier George Soros is being sued for $50 million by his former lover – a 28-year-old Brazilian soap star who claims he physically abused her and broke a promise to give her a Manhattan apartment.
Adriana Ferreyr claims her 80-year-old former boyfriend slapped her across the face and placed his hands around her neck in a bid to choke her while they argued about the $1.9 million flat.
The details of the acrimonious split are to be aired in Manhattan Supreme Court, where Miss Ferreyr yesterday filed her £50 million suit.
It states that the actress was dating Mr Soros, estimated to be worth more than £8billion, for around five years. During that time he promised to give her an apartment at 30 East 85th Street, worth £1.9 million and a city block from Central Park.
But before she got the chance to take possession of the generous gift Mr Soros abruptly called off the relationship.