BMW heiress Susanne Klatten, 46, Germany's richest woman, was allegedly blackmailed by a 43-year-old Swiss gigolo, Helg Sgarbi.
Helg Sgarbi is now being charged in court.
Susanne Klatten, a major shareholder in German luxury carmaker BMW is a married mother of 3 teenagers. Klatten met Sgarbi in 1997 at the famous spa retreat Lanserhof, a playground for the rich and famous in Tirol, Austria.
Klatten didn't suspect that Ernano Barretta, 63, (Sgarbi's Italian accomplice) was secretly filming their meetings from a hotel room next door and planning to use this to blackmail her.
Read the full story here.This kind of scandal happens everywhere but usually goes unreported.
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