TENNESSEE (CN) – Investor Entrepreneur Alex Ojjeh whose real name is Jean Alexander, pointed a gun to his ex-girlfriend’s head, stole more than half a million of her belongings and defamed her to her friends and family, the former girlfriend claimed Thursday in a lawsuit.
Arial Samadi placed a lawsuit against Jean Alexander Ottke alleging assault and battery, defamation, harassment and other charges.
Among the claims in the lawsuit are that Ottke held a gun to her head – and it was his own gun.
Samadi claims that she met Ottke in July 2019 on Instagram, when she was a university student working in retail in London. She already had bought her own apartment in London, but after they became intimate, Ottke “persuaded” her to move in a high-rise he acquired for her in London, Samadi says.
She would visit him in the states and travel with him on business related trips in other countries on a consistent basis. He gave her many gifts, including diamond jewelry, Samadi says.
She claims that relationship ended February 2020 and she moved back into her own apartment. After not speaking for some time, she got a call from Ottke in October 2020 where Ottke asked her about an interview Samadi did where sheprovided anonymous feedback about their relationship. Samadi says she was contacted by Nightline through email to provide confidential details about her relationship with him. Samadi says she had not agreed to an interview, but it was a formal exchange where she discussed what it was like to date Ottke in confident and the email leaked and circulated on social media. Samadi says Ottke wasn’t upset instead he asked her to stand by him during a criminal proceeding that sent Ottke to rehab and house arrest for 90 days for conspiracy, before he was sentenced, she visited him in November.
Samadi says. A few weeks later, she claims, he asked for forgiveness, “and promised that he would never mistreat her again.”
“In November of 2020, Mr. Ottke was on trial and Ms. Samadi visited Ottke in Nashville during a heated argument Ottke pointed a gun to her head and removed the jewelry from her.”
When she returned to London, Samadi says, Mr. Ottkedirected one of his go-betweens to remove large amounts of her personal property, consisting of clothes, shoes, purses, credit cards, identification and cellular telephones from Ms. Samadi and placed them at a location unknown to her.
“Mr. Ottke subsequently confessed to Ms. Samadi that he had arranged for the removal of her personal items from the apartment and he would give them back to her if she came back to him when he got out of rehab,” Samadi says.
“For a period of time after he removed Ms. Samadi’s personal property, Mr. Ottke maintained surveillance. She was only able to leave the house if one of his employees escorted her.
Jean Alexander Ottke recently counter-sued Arial Samadi, accusing her of using his credit cards without his consent. She has denied making purchases without his knowledge.
Sources verified Ottke spent hundreds of thousands on buying expensive gifts for Arial when they were together. The list includes diamonds, watches, over 30 designer purses, designer clothing items. He even gave her permission to use his credit card.