Irate ex-lover hits Soros and his aide
THE former girlfriend of billionaire George Soros took a swipe at the octogenarian, and knocked the spectacles off his lawyer's face during a deposition, newly filed court papers suggest.
New York Daily News said Adriana Ferreyr, 30, "clocked Soros in the head" last Tuesday after she was not allowed to film the deposition when her lawyer, Mr William Beslow, was asking Mr Soros questions under oath.
The Brazilian soap actress is suing Mr Soros for reneging on a promise to buy her a Manhattan apartment.
He gave the US$1.9 million (S$2.4 million) apartment to now-wife Tamika Bolton, 42.
Ferreyr allegedly knocked the glasses off Mr Soros' California lawyer, Mr Martin Singer, when he held her as she lunged at his client. She also cursed his other lawyer, Mr William Zabel, and kicked the shins of Soros aide Jose Santos, The New York Post said.
Ferreryr, who dated the billionaire for five years until 2011, claimed she was slapped and choked by Mr Soros when they argued over the apartment while in bed together.
Mr Zabel called her suit "frivolous and entirely without merit".