Bloomberg Law
Jan. 7, 2022, 7:23 PM

Leon Black Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed, Model Tells Court (1)

Bob Van Voris
Bob Van Voris
Bloomberg News

A former Russian model asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit against her by Leon Black in which the Wall Street billionaire claims that she conspired with a group of lawyers and spin doctors to destroy him professionally and personally.

Black, the co-founder of Apollo Global Management Inc., filed the suit against the woman, Guzel Ganieva, and her lawyers, Wigdor LLP, last year in Manhattan federal court after she had sued him in state court for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, gender-motivated violence and retaliation. Black said in April that he made payments for years to keep ...