A Married Hedge-Funder Wooed His Beauty-Pageant Mistress With the Promise of An Ostrich Farm in Uganda – Only To Gift Her With An STD
by Julia Marsh
A married hedge-funder wooed his beauty-pageant mistress with the promise of an ostrich farm in Uganda — only to gift her with an STD, a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit says.
Former Miss Germany International Aline Marie Massel, 31, revealed the alleged seamy details of her two-year illicit relationship with Autonomy Capital CEO Robert Charles Gibbins in new court documents.
The beauty queen-turned-Tesla model met Gibbins while dining at Le Bilboquet in Manhattan in June 2014, her suit says.
Gibbins, who is in his 40s, told Massel he was unmarried and said he wanted to have four children with her, the suit says.
“He promised to buy a large estate for them in Canada called the Royal Antler . . . and an ostrich farm in Uganda,” according to court papers.
Soon he was jetting Massel to the World Cup in Brazil, taking her for Japanese massages in Midtown Manhattan and showering her with gifts including a Faberge purse, her suit says.
But a few weeks into their romance, Massel discovered her wealthy beau was married — when his wife texted her, “You are not the first and will not be the last,’’ court papers allege.
Massel says in the lawsuit that she continued their relationship because Gibbins told her he planned to divorce his wife.
Meanwhile, he insisted on having sex with her without a condom — and gave her HPV, according to court documents.
Massel “felt deceived and upset with [Gibbins] as he had been her only intimate partner since her last health screening and he did not disclose his sexually transmitted disease to her,” the $15 million suit says.