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Sixers co-owner Marc Leder is a party animal, paper reports

Sixers co-owner Marc Leder, at whose Florida home Mitt Romney remarked that 47 percent of the nation "believe that they are victims," is known to throw wild parties in the Hamptons, reports the New York Post. The paper says "guests cavorted in a pool and performed sex acts, while scantily clad Russian women danced on platforms," at a rented home in Bridgehampton, N.Y., during a summer bash last year.
The Post said Leder went on something of a tear after his wife of 22 years, Lisa, cheated on him with her tennis instructor in 2009.

Sixers co-owner Marc Leder is a party animal, paper reports

Sixers co-owner Marc Leder at a party in 2011. Photo: Getty Images
Sixers co-owner Marc Leder at a party in 2011. Photo: Getty Images

Sixers co-owner Marc Leder, at whose Florida home Mitt Romney remarked that 47 percent of the nation "believe that they are victims," is known to throw wild parties in the Hamptons, reports the New York Post.

The paper says "guests cavorted in a pool and performed sex acts, while scantily clad Russian women danced on platforms," at a rented home in Bridgehampton, N.Y., during a summer bash last year.

The Post said Leder went on something of a tear after his wife of 22 years, Lisa, cheated on him with her tennis instructor in 2009.

At the time of the Post's 2011 report about the divorced Leder's wild ways, the paper quoted a source who said: "So many girls think they're dating him. There are at least three that I know of."

Hip-hop/fashion mogul Russell Simmons; his ex-wife, Kimora Lee Simmons, and her new actor husband, Djimon Hounsou, have been guests at Leder's parties, but did not attend the Romney one.

Leder, who owns Sun Capital, a private-equity firm based in Boca Raton, Fla., went to the Wharton School. In 2011 he joined fellow Wharton grads Joshua Harris and David Blitzer to purchase the Sixers. Harris and Blitzer are co-managing owners with at least 10 other partners, including Will Smith, wife Jada Pinkett Smith and James Lassiter, Smith's longtime producing partner in Overbrook Entertainment, all of whom own much smaller stakes.

A Sixers spokesman said the team had no comment.

A woman who answered the phone at Sun Capital said there was nobody there who could discuss the Romney fundraiser, and a detailed email requesting comment was not answered Tuesday.

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