Anne Hathaway’s Con Man Ex Gives Post-Prison Interview
He was arrested and thrown in jail for defrauding investors out of millions of dollars, and now that he’s free, Raffaello Follieri says he’s glad his ex-girlfriend Anne Hathaway has found love with a new man.
The Italian con man told press that hearing about the “Get Smart” actress’ betrothal to Adam Shulman was good news.
Follieri noted, "I want only the best for this person. She was very sweet to me. We had, I think, a very nice relationship. I don't have anything bad to say."
"We talked about that (getting married) several times. I think when somebody spends four and a half years with another person means that -- it was something that was working for us. . . but life goes in different direction that we cannot control."
Raffaelo also made it clear that Hathaway was never privy to his underhanded business. "I don't think she knew anything because we didn't have a business conversation. I was discussing the business and what -- in general, but not anything specific. . . I didn't have, believe me, any thought that something would go wrong."
As for his involvement in the massive fraud, Follieri explained, "I'm not trying to clear my name. I'm just trying to go on and live my life. When you are 25 years old and you have a company growing very fast, you get carried away in situation. At the time, my life was pretty good. I had a girl that I love. My business was going well. . .I thought that was the American dream. But it was not so long later that everything fall apart."
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