We can’t say for sure this shriveled old coot was bribing someone to stave off a lawsuit, but from the looks of him, he’s probably bribed this young lady just to get in the sack with him.
Billionaire George Soros was so eager to stop his ex-gal pal from filing a lawsuit, he offered her cousin $250,000 to persuade her to drop the case, the Daily News has learned.
The cousin says the offer was a bribe; Soros’ lawyer says it was merely an attempt to settle the dispute.
Former Brazilian soap star Adriana Ferreyr, 31, sued Soros, 81, in August after he reneged on a promise to buy her a $1.9 million Manhattan apartment.
The $50 million suit also contained claims of emotional torture, harassment and violence — all denied by the twice-divorced Soros.
When she threatened to take him to court, Soros went to her cousin Mauricio Carneiro, a lawyer, with a cash offer.
“Pursuant to your conversation with George Soros . . . I understand you may wish to be helpful with the situation,” the billionaire’s lawyer William Zabel wrote to Carneiro in an email seen by The News.
Carneiro fired back that he could not be bought. “I was shocked that George called me to offer me $250,000 in order to get my sympathy, get rid of her lawyers and settle the case,”
Carneiro wrote back. “I learned of Mr. Soros’ malicious actions against my cousin and I am shocked by his behavior. Adriana’s character is of the highest order.”
Zabel acknowledged to The News that Soros had reached out to Carneiro, but denied he offered a bribe, saying the sum could have been meant to cover legal fees.
“George had met him before and he liked him,” said Zabel. “He had reached out to him because he is a lawyer and a relative and he hoped to settle the case before it went to court. “It is in no way a bribe.”
Ferreyr and Soros dated for five years, and she says he dangled the promise of a luxury E. 85th St. pad three times.
In August 2010, while they were in bed, Soros told Ferreyr he had finally bought the apartment — for another girlfriend, according court papers.
An argument ensued, and the beauty claims the elderly man choked and slapped her and threw a lamp, cutting her foot.