Meet Deborah Sass, the woman who is suing 65-year-old music industry icon Theodore Cohen better known as Ted Cohen, who is currently the Managing Partner of TAG Strategic having worked in senior positions at at EMI Music, Warner Bros. Records and Philips Media.
Sass allegedly had an affair with Cohen, who at the time was living in London. She claims she moved half way around the world on his promise to take care of her for the rest of her life … then screwed her over, TMZ reports.
According to Sass’ lawsuit — the 2 met in London in 2006 while Cohen was married. Sass claims they fell in love and he told her if she moved to L.A. to be with him he would divorce his wife and take care of her (Sass) for the rest of her life.
But it wasn’t all false promises, Deborah did taste the sweet side of her ‘new life’ but also the bitter one. Cohen did bought a house for Sass in Hollywood and even got her a Mercedes-Benz. He also had her run his company — TAG Strategic, a digital entertainment consulting firm; but, –you should’ve been waiting for a but by now –by 2012 she had a big argument with her boss/boyfriend because his divorced was never finalized.
To make matters worse she didn’t see a dime from all her hard work at TAG!
She says she slaved away, working 70 hours a week and she didn’t get a salary most of the time … he simply said he was taking care of her. Now she is suing for 50% of his income.
Her TAG bio reads
Deborah Sass is a true, seasoned professional and has been in the Media Business for over 15 years working with many mainstream media outlets in both a business development and client services role.
Prior to TAG, she ran the European Business Development & Client Services teams for Muze Europe, which at the time was the largest provider of entertainment metadata in Europe and serviced such clients as Play, Yahoo, Amazon and Microsoft. Deborah held the same position at Rovi after their purchase of Muze, and while there helped develop the product offering, implemented digital strategies for new and existing clients, and developed and maintained relationships with all major stakeholders in the retail, music, video, mobile and games industry in Europe.
Deborah leads TAG’s new client development initiatives internationally.
Sass who appears to be a bit of a party girl, with tons of pictures with friends on Facebook seems to be way over Cohen and all she wants is her money.
She also seems to have found a new love? And could even be engaged, check out the rock on her finger!
On her Facebook profile she has listed Chief Marketing Officer at “Eat Pray Love” located in Bali as of June 2014. She also writes
Holidays in Bali which give you the chance to get away, refocus, have a relaxing and rejuvenating break plus lot’s of fun, healing & support.
Check out the healing/support part? She previously worked at Talenthouse -the world’s platform for creative collaboration, connecting aspiring talent, established artists and brand advertisers.
Want to know more about her? You can read an interview she did in 2012 here.
You can check her out on FB here.