A Greek shipping tycoon, who last year was accused of sexually assaulting one of his employees by nakedly chasing after her, has just purchased a 6,695-acre plantation – costing him only $11 million, a Daily Mail article reports.
Seventy-four-year-old Gregory Callimanopulos has acquired one of South Carolina’s most historic pieces of real estate recently–the Medway Plantation. According to reliable sources, he bought it in a bargain price as the estate was selling for $14 million less than its original asking price. After eight years of having it unsold, the previous owners ‘succumbed’ to Callimanopulos’s ready money.
“He has no intention of doing anything but maintaining its beauty and history and the value and nature of the place. He loves it, he looks forward to spending some more time there,” explained Richard Baldwin, president of Tradeland Investors Inc with regards to the historic estate acquisition.
The plantation has a 6,200-square-foot English country-style mansion as well as four guest houses, three staff houses, a lakefront lodge, a riverside boat landing, formal gardens and a stable.The land is protected from commercial development through legally binding conservation easements, according to Daily Mail.
This is not the first time the Greek tycoon has attracted media attention. Last October when a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed against him by 24-year-old Adelheid ‘Heidi’ Waumboldt,of Manhattan, he hit the headlines.