The Canadian-Croatian businessman Robert Herjavec has filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend Danielle Vasinova for allegedly trying to extort him.
The 55-year-old Shark Tank star claimed Danielle, whom he dated from 2013 to 2015, has been trying to exploit the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal by extorting him for millions of dollars, multiple sources confirmed.
Robert said when he ended his relationship with Danielle, she became a scorned woman and threatened to go public with false assertions he gave her herpes and repeatedly sexually assaulted her.
As per the report, Robert said at one point Danielle demanded $20 million in return for her silence, and at another point, she reduced her request to $5 million, both of which he rejected.
Businessman Robert Herjavec Sues Ex-Girlfriend Danielle Vasinova For Extortion
After a previously failed extortion attempt, Robert told TMZ that he didn’t hear from her until Monday, November 6, when he got a letter from her attorney which said she was threatening to reignite the assault claims.
The letter reads;
She bears full awareness that the problems plaguing Hollywood are far bigger than she is, and appreciates fully that her willingness to come forward now will not only be cathartic for her but will go far in serving the interests of other women and men who have not yet found their voices.
Robert is requesting only $1 in damages and an order prohibiting her from continuing her alleged extortion attempts.