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 . . . .”
What a cheapskate. He pays David Brock more than that annually to be a nut. Hey, where’s Gloria Allred?