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Lawyers: Ex-Girlfriend's $50M Lawsuit Against George Soros 'Frivolous'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/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.

Soros' laywer William Zabel says the lawsuit is "frivolous and entirely without merit."

"Mr. Soros did have an on-again, off-again and non-exclusive relationship with Ms. Ferreyr. The proposed complaint is riddled with false charges and is obviously an attempt to extract money from my client who is known to be a very wealthy man," Zabel told 1010 WINS.

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

"The value of the apartment is only 1/7000 of Mr. Soros' wealth according to published reports," Hantman told 1010 WINS. "Clearly we don't believe this case really is about money, for the client it seems to be more about principle."

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

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