George Soros Sued for $50M by Spurned Ex
Brazilian soap star, 28, angry she didn't get swank digs
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2011 9:13 AM CDT
Financier George Soros looks on during a session at the World Economic Forum annual meeting on January 27, 2011 in Davos. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Billionaire financier George Soros is often in the news, but not often for such sordid reasons: 28-year-old Brazilian soap star Adriana Ferreyr claims he was violent in bed and reneged on a real estate gift to the tune of $1.9 million. Ferreyr filed a $50 million lawsuit against Soros in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday, the New York Post reports. She claims she dated Soros, who is worth $14.5 billion, for five years but they split up a year ago. During a brief reunion, he told her he'd given the $1.9 million Upper East Side apartment he promised her to another woman, Ferreyr claims.

She says Soros then allegedly slapped her, tried to choke her, and tried to hit her with a glass lamp, which later cut her foot when he smashed it on the ground. At some point, Ferreyr claims, Soros promised her another apartment instead—worth $4.3 million—but again reneged. While Soros' lawyer acknowledges the pair had an "on-again, off-again, and non-exclusive relationship," he calls the lawsuit "frivolous and entirely without merit." A friend of Soros says the billionaire "denies throwing the lamp and totally denies trying to choke her ... this is about a lot of money and an apartment."