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Billionaire Sues Ex-Model Who Accused Him of Rape

Leon Black accuses Guzel Ganieva, law firm of trying to extort him

(Newser) - Billionaire financier Leon Black is suing a Russian former model he had a yearslong affair with, claiming her accusation of rape is part of a conspiracy against him. The 70-year-old, who stepped down as CEO of Apollo Global Management earlier this year over his links to Jeffrey Epstein, is suing...

Apollo CEO Retiring Over $158M in Epstein Payments

Leon Black viewed late sex offender as 'confirmed bachelor with eclectic tastes,' review found

(Newser) - Over a five-year period that ended in 2017, Apollo Global Management CEO and co-founder Leon Black forked over $158 million to Jeffrey Epstein, long after Epstein had pleaded guilty in 2008 to a prostitution charge in Florida that involved a teen girl. That revelation came out recently as part of...

Mystery Scream Buyer Revealed

Financier Leon Black paid $120M for Munch masterwork

(Newser) - The mystery buyer who paid a record-breaking $120 million for Edvard Munch's The Scream is New York City financier Leon Black, according to the Wall Street Journal , which says "several people close to the collector" have confirmed the buy. The billionaire chief of investment firm Apollo Global Management...

Public Binge Predicted for Private Equity

Carlyle chief: All the big players will do IPOs within 5 years

(Newser) - Private equity giant Carlyle Group will likely go public within five years, its co-founder said at a conference yesterday. David Rubenstein predicted a sea-change for the industry, as fund founders cash out before they retire, the FT reports.

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