By: Ellen Cans
Brazilian performer Adriana Ferreyr is reportedly still sour over the breakup with business magnate George Soros, and how she got nothing out of it. Ten years ago, Soro, then 79, split with girlfriend Adriana Ferreyr, then 27. Subsequently, she filed a lawsuit which filled front-page headlines. In 2012, when Ferreyr was 31, she opened legal proceedings against the 81-year-old billionaire for failing to give her a $1.9million apartment in Manhattan, New York which he allegedly promised her.
In the suit, she was asking for $50 million. As per Page Six, the astronomical sum surprised even her lawyer, Robert Hantman. She cited fraud, harassment, emotional distress, estoppel and later added assault and battery. She ended up getting nothing, and the case was dismissed.
Clearly this was a disappointment for the Brazilian film, television and stage actress. Soros, the Hungarian-American billionaire investor and philanthropist had a net worth of $8 billion, as of February 2018, after having donated a whopping $32 billion to the Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic agency which he founded. Ferreyr, born in Salvador, Bahia, had became one of Brazil’s most popular actresses after appearing as a lead character on the prime-time series Marisol when she was 19-years-old. Ferreyr is also an entrepreneur, having started her first company, Fesa Enterprises, at the age of 20.
When the case was thrown out in civil court in February 2015, she had allegedly gone berserk in court. The Post had reported that she lunged at Soros’ lawyer during a Manhattan court hearing and grabbed legal papers while yelling. Inn a previous fit, Ferreyr, at age 31, had allegedly whacked the then 84-year-old Soros in the head and knocked off the glasses off the face of his lawyer Martin Singer.
At the end of the proceedings, Ferreyr had pledged to hire a new attorney and refile the case. Page Six wrote that she is still worked up about it all, and continues to spread the allegations around to the tabloids.