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The inside story how Vanity Fair took down family office con man Anthony Ritossa

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Matthias Knab, Opalesque:

I TOOK A STAND in 2018 ( - some people got the message, some didn't or didn't want to. I was subsequently bullied by Ritossa and his lawyer to take this little article down ("Cease & Desist", "forced to commence a lawsuit against you in order to stop the statements").

Of course, "Sir" Anthony Ritossa didn't have a case and ducked.

After my article came out in 2018 I got calls, emails and messages from people who had read it and wanted further confirmation and information from me as they were also "smelling" that something is wrong with Ritossa and these events. I shared my negative experiences with Ritossa personally to a few people in detail, and some of them still continued to go this his events! I just couldn't believe it...

One call stood out, it was from one of Ritossa's previous sponsors who was UPSET how venerable ECONOMIST highlighted what he thought to be a fraud:

We had several calls with the Economist reporter which didn't go any where (see screenshot!). Over the years, similar conversations happened with the The Wall Street Journal, and I was told that conversations where tried with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - again, with no action from any one.

I am therefore praising the amazing forensic work by Vanity Fair ( and the author Adam C. Before going into journalism, Ciralsky worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is also a lawyer.

This page has been around for a year now (on different URLs) (I have no idea who put it up) but Ritossa still managed to continue to this day (his 20th summit concludes today in Dubai), it just blows my mind...

It looks like that there's, at least, no further "Ritossa Summit" in Monaco after Prince Albert was forced to make a statement about it:

But wait, there's more:

And, thank you, I fine and a bit flattered to be described as "cerebral and solemn" by Vanity Fair ;-)

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