Why Sumner Redstone Allegedly Once Gave $18 Million to a Flight Attendant — and Another $6 Million to Her Sister

Dec 13, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Billionaire Sumner Redstone, the magnate behind an empire that includes media giants CBS and Viacom, once gave $18 million to a flight attendant on the CBS corporate jet, then slept with her sister and paid out another $6 million to her, according to legal papers filed this week and published by The New York Post.

“The sisters were just part of a stable of at least 11 women whom the loaded 93-year-old magnate showered with dough, says former Redstone lover Sydney Holland, 45, in bombshell court documents filed Monday,” The Post reports.

The report quotes the papers, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, saying: “Redstone gave tens of millions of dollars to various other women — who he had no intention of marrying and was not in love with — at the time he was engaged to marry Sydney. Women who did nothing more than provide sexual favors.”

The report adds: “Redstone’s spurned ex-lover filed the documents in response to a lawsuit he slapped her with in October, accusing her and another ex-girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, of emotionally abusing him and manipulating him into giving them more than $150 million worth of gifts over five years.”

Holland warns in the filing that she “may be forced” to name other women involved with Redstone and suggests that she might call Redstone’s celebrity friends and business associates as witnesses, the story reports.

“Redstone’s generosity included $21 million for a ‘an aspiring reality-show producer’ and $6 million, along with a job at Showtime, for a friend of his grandson’s girlfriend, Holland alleges,” The Post reports. “She hinted that the filthy-rich media titan’s sexual predilections weren’t exactly conventional, saying in the papers that there were ‘many other acts committed by Redstone and uncomfortable requests he made of Sydney that will not be detailed here.'”

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