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Apollo at War as Leon Black Accuses Harris of Smear Campaign

Jan. 20, 2022, 2:23 PM

Beset by public scandal, his private life laid bare, billionaire Leon Black has now leveled a startling allegation: his longtime business partner Josh Harris was plotting to destroy him all along.

Even on Wall Street, where money and power can lead to jealousy and betrayal, Black’s claims are nothing short of extraordinary.

What has emerged is one of the most brazen, and most bizarre, Wall Street breakup stories in recent memory -- a tabloid-worthy tale that has shaken Apollo Global Management Inc., the private equity colossus Black and Harris spent decades building.

At stake now are the reputations, if ...