Attorneys representing Canadian billionaire Daryl Katz‘s strategic communications agency have filed a movement to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the Edmonton Oilers‘ proprietor of providing Brazilian mannequin and actor Greice Santo “thousands and thousands” of and a film position in change for intercourse.
In court docket paperwork filed in New York on April 13, Glenn Bunting and G.F. Bunting & Co. referred to as the allegation “a smear dressed up as a lawsuit.”
“The entire level of this so-called ‘litigation’ is to make use of publicity rooted in falsehoods to inflict reputational damage-and that is also its genesis,” the movement reads.
A defamation lawsuit filed earlier this month by Santo’s husband, R.J. Cipriani, alleges that Katz supplied Santo cash for intercourse throughout a photograph shoot for Viva Glam journal in Hawaii in November 2015.
“He would pay me 20 thousand per day and would see me 5-6 instances a month,” stated Santo in a handwritten grievance to the Hawaii police, in accordance with the lawsuit.
She additionally stated she was invited to Katz’s resort suite on the 4 Seasons Resort, with a promise that he would assist her profession.
“Katz stated he might put me in a giant position that might change my life after which switched the dialog and stated he quite give me cash,” Santo wrote. She reportedly requested what she must do in change, and was instructed, “I’m in search of companionship and intercourse.”
In keeping with the lawsuit, she claims she politely turned down the provide, however she alleges Katz and his cousin Michael Gelmon continued to attempt to change her thoughts, even if she was married.
Santo claims to have acquired a complete of $35,000 in wire transfers from Katz and Gelmon, in accordance with the lawsuit. No fees have been ever laid in opposition to Katz based mostly on…