A filmmaker who says she was “instrumental” in turning her ex into a billionaire shipping magnate claims he cheated her out of a $240 million settlement.
Angela Ismailos met George Economou in 1994. They started dating and Economou moved into her $1.8 million Park Avenue pad, according to her Manhattan Supreme Court suit.
At the time he “was a struggling ship owner with five old vessels co-owned by a bank,” the suit says.
Over the next two decades, Ismailos “was instrumental in Economou’s rise to becoming a billionaire shipowner,” her suit says.
They never married, but Economou signed agreements in 2012 promising Ismailos a 50 percent stake in assets, court papers state.
He allegedly refused to pay when they split in 2015. Last year, he pressured her to waive her rights to the money if he helped her save her Park Avenue home from foreclosure with a $200,000 payment.
She says the foreclosure deal should be void because it was “signed under duress.”
Economou and his reps did not return messages.