Wednesday, November 5, 2008
German Lady+Swiss Gigolo = Blackmail
There is no dearth of bizarre news in the world. And here I am presenting a news-story that might propel you to react. Susanne Klatten, who is considered the richest woman of Germany, recently hit the headlines due to her own faults. Klatten, an heiress to carmaker BMW's fortune, was blackmailed for millions of Euro by a Swiss lover, who threatened to release their secretly filmed sex videos. The Swiss gigolo Helg Sgarbis had started an affair with the German lady in 2006. Klatten, who owns a 50% stake of chemical firm Altana and 12.5% stake in BMW, has already paid EUR 7.5 million to Sgarbis last year. According to media reports, this gigolo had already spent that amount on Egyptian real estate and exotic cars, including a Rolls-Royce Silver. However, he still demanded 40 million more form this lady, who had approached Munich prosecutors over the matter, saying that she was a victim of fraud and blackmail. Following her complaint, Sgarbi and his accomplice, Ernano Barretta of Italy were arrested, thanks to a joint Italian-German police operation. But the question is why she started an affair with a gigolo, who finally blackmailed her ? Perhaps only she knows the truth…..