Robert Cipriani, a professional gambler from Australia who has been banned from every casino in the world, just filed a lawsuit against Canadian businessman and Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz for one of the most bizarre reasons ever.
According to the lawsuit, Cipriani is accusing Katz of offering to pay his wife—model and actress Greice Santo—$2 million for sex in exchange for a career-advancement, with the Canadian billionaire saying he was willing to pay cash to have sex with the woman six times a month for a year.
Understandably, Santo turned down the offer.
Katz, who is married with two teenage children, denies the advances, with his reps saying the claims are "false, malicious and entirely without merit."
In her statement to police, Greice Santo admits to meeting with Daryl Katz, saying this to authorities about his offer:
"For about 30 minutes they told me how they can change my life and career and also change my family’s life with their connections in Hollywood."
Santo's also claims that Katz flew from Los Angeles to London to try and meet her again, sending $20,000 just to talk with him, hoping that he could convince her to accept the absurd cash-for-sex deal.
Here's what Katz's attorney said to Variety about the claims:
"Robert J. Cipriani is a convicted felon who has been menacing Mr. Katz and his family for more than a year."
"The allegations in the complaint filed against Mr Bunting and his company, and the assertions made in that document about Mr. Katz, are false, malicious and entirely without merit."
"Moreover, it is plain as day that this so-called complaint was filed solely as bait for the media as part of an ongoing effort by Cipriani to harass, embarrass and possibly extort Mr. Katz, exactly as Cipriani has done with other prominent individuals."
Daryl Katz is among Canada's wealthiest people, per Canadian Business, carrying a net worth of about $3.5 billion.
It'll be interesting to see how all of this unfolds, because it's a wild and crazy story.