Gay multi-millionaire comes out of closet and faces one of the UK’s most expensive divorces

  • josh995

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    Dec 08, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    Hedge fund boss faces £160m divorce settlement after leaving wife for male fashion designer.

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    One of Britain’s wealthiest men is facing a huge divorce settlement after separating from his wife and starting a relationship with a flamboyant male fashion designer

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    Lagrange, one of the UK's richest men pictured above.

    He is thought to have separated from his wife about a year ago. Some time afterwards, he started a relationship with Mr L’Roubi, 42, whose designs are worn by celebrities such as Claire Rutter, the soprano, and Wilnelia Forsyth, the wife of the Strictly Come Dancing host Bruce Forsyth and a former Miss World.

    The British-born designer, whose parents are Somalian, is an opera enthusiast and is also said to enjoy hosting evenings of baroque music and champagne.
    His website lists ecclesiastical design commissions for clergy at St Paul’s Cathedral, evening wear for orchestras, and sporting wear for the gunmaker Holland & Holland.

    Mr Lagrange became a director of Mr L’Roubi’s company, Asked For Designs, in April and the pair were photographed arm in arm at this summer’s Venice Biennale.

    Mr L’Roubi confirmed at the weekend that they are a couple. Mr Lagrange said: “I only met Roubi long after our divorce decision. My relationship with him is indeed of a romantic nature. My divorce reflects the reality of a separation that has happened a long time ago. Our divorce has been the most amicable one, with love and respect from all parties.”

    But experts said the former banker could have to pay his wife up to half of his fortune in what would be one of Britain’s largest divorce settlements.
    The record was set in July by the former wife of the Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, 64, whose payout was estimated at £220 million.

    The Lagranges’ links to the Conservative Party caused embarrassment for David Cameron after GLG was forced to declare that it had been “short-selling” shares in Bradford & Bingley.

    The practice was blamed for the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the near failure of HBOS and Merrill Lynch. It emerged months later that Mrs Lagrange had given £50,000 to the party and her husband was a member of the Leader’s Group, a donors’ club which had access to the leader of the opposition.

    Mrs Lagrange gave another £100,000 to the Tories before the election. Mr Lagrange bought the house in Kensington Palace Gardens for £19 million in 2004.

    He sold the grade-II listed property for a profit of £71 million after renovation work that included an Olympic-sized swimming pool

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8741143/Hedge-fund-boss-faces-160m-divorce-settlement-after-leaving-wife-for-male-fashion-designer.html
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    Dec 08, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    This isn't possible, white privilege would never allow for a gay man of Somalian descent to rise up the social latter and become rich and manage hedge funds, it just can't be true.
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    Dec 08, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidThis isn't possible, white privilege would never allow for a gay man of Somalian descent to rise up the social latter and become rich and manage hedge funds, it just can't be true.


    The Somalian is the lover, not the hedge fund manager.
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    Dec 08, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    josh995 said
    mocktwinkie saidThis isn't possible, white privilege would never allow for a gay man of Somalian descent to rise up the social latter and become rich and manage hedge funds, it just can't be true.


    The Somalian is the lover, not the hedge fund manager.


    Oh crap, my bad.
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    Dec 08, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
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    Dec 08, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    JakeGHK said
    mocktwinkie said
    josh995 said
    mocktwinkie saidThis isn't possible, white privilege would never allow for a gay man of Somalian descent to rise up the social latter and become rich and manage hedge funds, it just can't be true.


    The Somalian is the lover, not the hedge fund manager.


    Oh crap, my bad.


    Im part of the RealJock janitorial force. I need to finish mopping this room so can you pick up your face so I can continue? JK, I jump to conclusions as well.


    BAM!
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    Dec 09, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    PipHop said
    JakeGHK said
    mocktwinkie said
    josh995 said
    mocktwinkie saidThis isn't possible, white privilege would never allow for a gay man of Somalian descent to rise up the social latter and become rich and manage hedge funds, it just can't be true.


    The Somalian is the lover, not the hedge fund manager.


    Oh crap, my bad.


    Im part of the RealJock janitorial force. I need to finish mopping this room so can you pick up your face so I can continue? JK, I jump to conclusions as well.


    BAM!


    LOL
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    Dec 09, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    sdgman said
    PipHop said
    JakeGHK said
    mocktwinkie said
    josh995 said
    mocktwinkie saidThis isn't possible, white privilege would never allow for a gay man of Somalian descent to rise up the social latter and become rich and manage hedge funds, it just can't be true.


    The Somalian is the lover, not the hedge fund manager.


    Oh crap, my bad.


    Im part of the RealJock janitorial force. I need to finish mopping this room so can you pick up your face so I can continue? JK, I jump to conclusions as well.


    BAM!


    LOL


    LOL x 2

    if it's any consolation........icon_lol.gif

    so did I
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    Dec 09, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    josh995 said
    mocktwinkie saidThis isn't possible, white privilege would never allow for a gay man of Somalian descent to rise up the social latter and become rich and manage hedge funds, it just can't be true.


    The Somalian is the lover, not the hedge fund manager.


    Oh crap, my bad.


    That ain't the only thing bad about you.
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    Dec 09, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    I wish I coulda been a woman and married to a closeted multimillionaire. That would be fucking epic.
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    Dec 09, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    sucks to be him...poor guy...comes out and then gets hit with a very expensive divorce...what a coming out present..
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    Dec 09, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    turbobilly said
    sdgman said
    PipHop said
    JakeGHK said
    mocktwinkie said
    josh995 said
    mocktwinkie saidThis isn't possible, white privilege would never allow for a gay man of Somalian descent to rise up the social latter and become rich and manage hedge funds, it just can't be true.


    The Somalian is the lover, not the hedge fund manager.


    Oh crap, my bad.


    Im part of the RealJock janitorial force. I need to finish mopping this room so can you pick up your face so I can continue? JK, I jump to conclusions as well.


    BAM!


    LOL


    LOL x 2

    if it's any consolation........icon_lol.gif






    You guys are too much

    so did I
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    Dec 09, 2011 7:48 AM GMT
    Still pretty scandalous.
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    Dec 09, 2011 8:15 AM GMT
    the news is that it´s such a huge settlement, not that he´s setting up with a guy.

    Oh and Twinkie BURN! ha
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    Dec 09, 2011 8:18 AM GMT
    Once you get a taste of men (pun intended!) you may not want women anymore and whatever it costs to get rid of her, I'll bet he thinks it's worth every penny.

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    Dec 09, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidthe news is that it´s such a huge settlement, not that he´s setting up with a guy.

    Oh and Twinkie BURN! ha


    There's at least one difference between us, I own up to my boo boos as opposed to being one.
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    Dec 09, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    The price a bisexual can pay for being a pseudo hetrosexual taking a wife, and breeding with her, then sometime many years latter, after she had suited her purpose of masquerade, he want to now be seen as being a pseudo homosexual and not a hetrosexual. So we can fairly understand why the wife [ex wives even] may be truly heart and pissed off, that their life and marrage was nothing but a sham, and she would rightly deserve compensation.

    Thank god my Gay Gold Card has always saved me from such predicament.
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    Dec 09, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    Don't worry. His personal wealth will still be more than an average person.