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Billionaire investor Leon Black can no longer pursue a racketeering suit against a former business partner, a corporate PR consultant, and an ex-lover who accused him of rape.
A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out Black’s 2022 complaint, with prejudice, noting that a district court judge last June “identified four major flaws” in the case.
Black’s argument that model Guzel Ganieva conspired with his Apollo Global Management co-founder Josh Harris and Apollo PR rep Steven Rubenstein to destroy his personal and professional reputation was “nebulous and overtly conjectural,” U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer wrote in his decision last June.
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