Complex couple: Billionaire George Soros (left) has offered his Brazilian soap star ex-girlfriend Adriana Ferreyr (right) $250,000 to 'persuade her' to drop a $50million lawsuit, it has been claimed
* Brazilian soap star Adriana Ferreyr suing mogul
* She says he broke promise to buy her Manhattan flat
* Now claims he offered her lawyer $250,000 to 'make case go away'
Brazilian actress Adriana Ferreyr is suing mogul for $50 million, saying he reneged on promise to buy her $1.9 million Manhattan flat
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.
His lawyer claims Ferreyr broke the lamp. She also claims that he hired goons to follow her around to protect his new girlfriend, Tamiko Bolton, who got the apartment of her dreams.
Soros’ lawyer says Ferreyr’s dramatics are a ruse. “In short, this lawsuit is nothing more than a blatant attempt . . . to extort millions of dollars from Soros with frivolous and publicly disparaging claims,” Zabel said.