'Stalker' CEO Hit With $18M Verdict For Attacks On Ex-Intern

Law360, New York (June 29, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal jury said Monday that private equity CEO Benjamin Wey is liable for defaming, sexually harassing and retaliating against former New York Global Group intern Hanna Bouveng, whose lawyer branded Wey a "stalker," awarding her $2,000,001 in compensatory and then $16,000,003 in punitive damages.

Wall Street exec Benjamin Wey, bottom left, exits court on June 24. (Credit: AP) The four-man, four-woman jury hit Wey hardest for defamation, with $17.5 million of the damages awarded stemming from his vicious campaign of attacks against Bouveng on theBlot, a website he controls.

Wey labeled the 25-year-old Swedish woman a prostitute, a fraudster...

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