Leon Black can’t get ‘fair shake’ in defamation suit if Epstein ties are included: lawyer

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A lawyer for Leon Black says Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawsuit serves as a warning that the lawyer’s billionaire client will not receive a “reasonable blow”—if her alleged relationship with Jeffrey Epstein isn’t pulled out of a defamation lawsuit. Gaya.

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Former Apollo Global Management CEO is dismissing claims by Russian model Guzel Ganieva — who alleges that Black once took her to Florida to have sex with Epstein and raped another woman in Epstein’s townhouse Was.

Danya Perry, Black’s lawyer, said during a video conference, “If it comes to absolutely horrifying and horrific things that have nothing to do with any of the facts of this case, then our client has an appropriate view of the matter.” No movement.” Ganieva’s suit.

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Perry said, “We see that being played across the street in Foley Square, where it has taken weeks and questionnaires to get a cross-section of New Yorkers who can pretty much listen to the Ghislaine Maxwell case. “

Epstein’s alleged Madame Maxwell is facing trial in Manhattan federal court, who was accused of luring young girls to engage in sexual acts with the billionaire financier from 1994 to 2004.

Epstein’s aide Ghislaine Maxwell charged with sex trafficking in her trial on December 1, 2021.
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Perry was arguing specifically that Geneva’s case should not include allegations about Epstein or claims by unnamed women accusing Black of sexual misconduct.

Perry said, “For our client, this is really a life-or-death issue because the plaintiff is trying to explain the case about everything other than the actual facts that are relevant to the cause of action.” Huh.” “It is in this case maximum bias and minimum relevance – if any.”


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“You don’t prove animosity by bringing in outside information about other women, their sexual histories, and about other men who have committed bad things,” Perry said.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice David Cohen said he would hear full oral arguments on the case in January.

Black says that Ganieva’s claim that he tried to push her to have sex with Epstein in 2008 was “clearly false” and “invented”, noting that she had given him his own. was not included in the earlier version of the trial.

Black also vehemently denied allegations that he raped another woman at Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse, saying that Ganieva had turned up her story three times in three different versions of the trial.

Black’s representative said at the time, “It is quite clear that the sole goal here is to publicly destroy Mr. Black’s personal and business reputation and defame him by running a baseless smear campaign.”

Ganieva sued Black in June, claiming that she lied by saying that he tried to extort her to silence her about the true nature of their six-year affair, which she alleged. was sadistic and sexually violent towards him.

At the time, Black claimed that her suit was “full of lies” and that their relationship was “completely consensual”.

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