Thursday, 6 July 2017

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley tells judge: 'I like to get drunk'



Mike Ashley has told a High Court judge he likes to get drunk, describing himself as a "power drinker".
 
The Sports Direct boss and Newcastle United owner made the comments as he gave evidence for a second day in a case brought against him by an investment banker.


It relates to an alleged business pact made at a London pub, the Horse & Groom, in 2013 during a night of heavy drinking.


Jeffrey Blue is claiming £14m in damages, saying the tycoon paid only £1m of £15m he promised if he used his expertise to increase Sports Direct's share price to £8 a share.



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