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What went on aboard Jeff Greene's yacht?



Tyson, Greene and friends in St. Tropez, from TysonTalk

 Back in the summer of 2005, Jeff Greene was living the dream — a single, super-successful guy with a mega yacht.

The photos tell the story: Greene walking the beach in St. Tropez, France, with his pal Mike Tyson and a bevy of bikini-clad women; Greene and Tyson boogying in a smoky club surrounded by young women; a group of women in Romania boarding Greene's 145-foot yacht, the Summerwind, at night; Greene and Tyson visiting an 11th century monastery in Ukraine.

Nobody batted an eye when a 2009 book, The Greatest Trade Ever, mentioned Greene's Black Sea yachting adventure that summer:"Greene brought two Ukrainian strippers on board to make a cameo appearance and hired stewardesses from coastal towns to serve as his crew. Some doubled as massage therapists, which came in handy after a day of scuba diving, Jet Skiing or kayaking," wrote Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman.

After Greene, 55, suddenly jumped into Florida's Democratic U.S. Senate primary in April, however, people inquired about that vignette....

(Story here)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:19am]


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