A BILLIONAIRE in the running to buy Chelsea FC was once accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour.
Hansjorg Wyss, 86, faced allegations over an incident said to have taken place in a hotel room in 2011.
Hansjorg Wyss, 86, in the running to buy Chelsea FC, was accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour towards a former employee
Switzerland-born Wyss is bidding to take over the Blues from disgraced Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich
He is part of the Todd Boehly consortium, being advised by ex-Chancellor George Osborne.
Jacqueline Long, 70, reported Wyss to the police in Morristown, New Jersey, it was confirmed by the prosecutor’s office.
No charges were brought against him.
The businessman — said to be worth £3.9billion — reached a settlement with her.
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The oligarch is selling after being sanctioned by the British Government because of his close ties to Vladimir Putin and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Wyss, who has no history of investment or ownership in the sports industry, said last month he and three others received an offer to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.
He added: “I can well imagine starting at Chelsea with partners.”
Wyss teamed up with US businessman Todd Boehly to bid for the Premier League club.
The pair are confident their consortium will be named the preferred bidder.
Their offer is one of three still hoping to be successful — alongside Sir Martin Broughton and Stephen Pagliuca’s groups.
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Wyss — described as a philanthropist — is the founder of Synthes, a medical device manufacturer, and runs the Wyss Foundation charitable group.
Neither his foundation nor his lawyers responded to requests for comment last night
By: Stephanie Chase
Title: Chelsea FC bidder Hansjorg Wyss accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour
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Published Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 20:19:55 +0000