A woman accused Kevin Ulrich — head of hedge fund firm Anchorage Capital Group and board chairman of movie studio MGM Holdings — of sexually assaulting her in New York’s Mercer Hotel, but then discontinued the suit, legal filings show.
It’s unclear whether Jennifer Perry and Ulrich reached a settlement, or if she halted the case for other reasons.
Ulrich committed “sexual battery” involving “forceful physical contact and restraint” in room 610 of the luxury Soho hotel last July, Perry claimed in her June 2, 2020, complaint. She did not consent to Ulrich’s alleged actions, and communicated this to him, per the filing.
Institutional Investor could not get comment from Anchorage or Ulrich by time of publication.
Perry “was physically and emotionally harmed, restrained, and treated in an undignified and abusive manner with no regard to her well-being and a conscious disregard to her independence,” the complaint stated. She allegedly suffered “physical pain, and mental and emotional distress” as a result.
A month after summoning Ulrich to answer her case with the New York State Supreme Court, Perry’s lawyer discontinued their action “without prejudice and without costs to either party as against the other,” filings show.
Her attorney Edward Ruffo did not respond to Institutional Investor’s requests for comment and for clarification about the halted claims.
How Perry and Ulrich know one another was also not stated in the filings.
Ulrich is a hedge fund manager at New York-based Anchorage Capital and CEO of the firm. Anchorage is the largest shareholder of MGM, which owns the James Bond franchise, the Wall Street Journal reported last month.