A report from Page Six has earned a stern rebuke from one of Canada’s wealthiest moguls.
According to the New York Post’s venerable gossip column, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had been “hiding out” in a Victoria-area mansion owned by Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra, chair of Endeavour Financial and founder of Lionsgate Entertainment.
Page Six writes that “multiple sources” claimed that Giustra, 62, is the owner of the “multimillion-dollar waterfront mansion” where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “plotted their shock exit from the Royal Family,” adding that Giustra “is believed to have loaned the royal couple his uber-private digs for free.”
Earlier reports indicated that it was music producer and Victoria native David Foster who set the couple up with a luxurious place to stay during their visit to Victoria but did not reveal who owned the property.
However, Giustra is refuting those claims entirely, and took to Twitter to slam the Post for “this morning’s error-filled article about me.”
In a series of tweets, Giustra contends that he does “not own a home in, or near, Victoria, B.C.” and has never been contacted by any member of Britain’s Royal Family.
The Page Six report also details previously debunked allegations about shady dealings between Giustra and the Clinton Foundation, and Giustra blasts the Post (owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp) for using “this non-story as an opportunity to recycle a series of lies about me that have been repeatedly and definitively disproved by the New York Times, Fox News and the U.S. Department of Justice, among others.”