The Earl His Lover The Escort and Her Brother on SBS – Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftesbury, was one of Britain’s wealthiest men, the scion of an historic family whose assets included grand properties in the UK and France, a 9000-acre estate and works of art worth tens of millions of pounds.
He split his time between the ancestral family home in Dorset and the French Riviera where he enjoyed a hedonistic lifestyle of drink, drugs and sex, all funded by his multi-million-pound inheritance.
In France the Earl met Jamila M’Barek. When she claimed to be pregnant by him in 2002, the Earl married her, making her the third Countess of Shaftesbury.
Their relationship grew strained, and they separated. Shortly after, the Earl disappeared and the press began speculating that he’d been abducted by the Mafia to force him to hand over his wealth. From there the mystery unspooled, taking it to the darkest pits of love and passion.
The Earl His Lover The Escort and Her Brother on SBS and SBS on Demand – Premiere – Tuesday 6 February, 2024 at 8.35pm.
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