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Feb 18 2014 | 9:27am ET
George Soros would like the personal details that emerge from the lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend to stay that way.
The billionaire hedge fund manager's lawyers last week asked a judge to seal "confidential" material stemming from the litigation, including his depositions and medical records. The latest filing comes just days after Soros' lawyer alleged in another filing that the ex-girlfriend, Adriana Ferreyr, struck Soros during his deposition.
Ferreyr has sued Soros for emotional distress, claiming he promised to give her two Manhattan apartments, one of which went to the woman he dumped Ferreyr for, his now-wife Tamiko Bolton.
The newest request from Soros lawyer Martin Singer was apparently prompted by fears that Ferreyr's lawyer, William Beslow, had ordered a transcript of Soros' deposition. Singer said that his understanding was that Beslow had agreed to keep the testimony confidential and not to order a transcript until a confidentiality deal was finalized.
Singer said he has been unable to reach Beslow.
Singer filed the papers a week ago, just before Bolton was set to be deposed by Beslow. Singer noted that Ferreyr has sought information that "impinges on the privacy of third parties—including Ms. Bolton."
"The nature of the claims… implicated details of the parties' personal lives," Singer wrote. Both side, he noted, were seeking "medical information, personal financial information and information regarding specifics of the parties' romantic relationships."
"The distribution of such information could cause the parties unreasonable annoyance and embarrassment and potentially prejudice the parties' business interests, among other things," Singer added.