Hathaway Dumps Shyster Beau
Actress reportedly feared longtime his scandals would ruin her career
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jun 18, 2008 12:18 PM CDT
Anne Hathaway dumped her shyster boyfriend before his financial scandals ruined her career.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) Get Smart actress Anne Hathaway has finally ditched her shady Italian boyfriend after four years of legal scandals, the Daily Mail reports. Raffaello Follieri has been sued repeatedly for writing bad six-figure checks and for misusing $55 million from a joint venture with billionaire Ron Burkle. His charitable foundation—on which Hathaway once served as board director—is also under investigation.

“She's devastated that it's come to this, but she really didn't have a choice. His scandals were hurting her reputation,” a source said. Another source told the New York Post “her dad has hired PIs and has been after her for a while to do it.”