Sir Sean Connery wins multi-million pound court fight over loaned gemsMarch 18th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Sir Sean Connery has won a multi-million pound legal battle over loaned gems to a late friend.
The 78-year-old had lent 4 million dollars to French-Swiss friend Jean-Rene in 1972, and in exchange received shares, diamonds and property as collateral.
The former James Bond star was accused of making a huge profit from selling the assets when Rene failed to repay the money and passed away in 2002.
Renes son Christian filed a lawsuit against the Hollywood veteran claiming Connery received far more than his original investment from the sale of the security, which he claimed, now stood at 50 million dollars as compared to 10 million dollars in the past.
Judges in Geneva, Switzerland, however, recently ruled there was no case for the actor to answer.
“I am pleased to announce the Tribunal of First Instance of the Republique and Canton of Geneva has entirely found in favour of Sir Sean and Lady Connery and has declared the demand the petition of the son of Jean-Rene Canela totally inadmissible,” Contactmusic quoted his agent Nancy Seltzer as saying. (ANI)
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