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Leissner Says Lover Blackmailed Him Into Buying $10 Million Home

  • Star witness Leissner in Roger Ng trial describes his affairs
  • Leissner says former media executive threatened to expose him
Tim Leissner, center, departs from federal court in Brooklyn, New York, on Feb. 15.
Tim Leissner, center, departs from federal court in Brooklyn, New York, on Feb. 15.Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

The bribery trial of ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Roger Ng turned tabloid for a while on Tuesday as Ng’s former boss Tim Leissner testified that a media CEO with whom he had an affair blackmailed him into buying her a $10 million home.

Asked by prosecutor Drew Rolle about his extramarital affairs, Leissner cited several, including one with Rohana Rozhan, former chief executive officer of media company Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd. The relationship lasted from 2003 to 2013, he told the jury.