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Soros' Woes: Billionaire's Ex-Girlfriend Sues for $50 Million

Adriana Ferreyr

NEW YORK (The Blaze/AP) -- The former girlfriend of billionaire financier George Soros has accused him of reneging on a promise to buy her an apartment in New York City and has filed at $50 million lawsuit.

Adriana Ferreyr filed the suit in Manhattan court on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Brazilian soap opera star alleges that the 80-year-old Soros gave the $1.9 million apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to a new girlfriend.

The New York Post explains how the promise allegedly was made after the couple reunited after being broken up for a time last year:

"While still in bed, Soros slapped Ferreyr across the face and proceeded to put his hands around her neck in an attempt to choke her," her lawsuit claims.

Soros, 80, then allegedly at tempted to strike her with a glass lamp, and though he narrowly missed, it smashed on the floor and she cut her foot, which required three stitches.

According to a police report, she called cops, but no charges were filed.

Soros' lawyer William Zabel tells the Post the lawsuit is frivolous, without merit and an attempt to extract money from his client.

"Mr. Soros did have an on-again, off-again and non-exclusive relationship with Ms. Ferreyr," Zabel said. "The complaint is riddled with false charges and is obviously an attempt to extract money from my client, who is a very wealthy man.

"The police investigated the . . . incident referred to and concluded that no assault occurred . . . George Soros did not slap, choke or throw a lamp at her."

Ferreyr's lawyer Robert Hantman says it will be up to the court to decide.

Ferreyr, is attending Columbia University. The couple met in 2006.

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