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Mega-Music Mogul

Sued By Mistress

For Lifetime Support

8/8/2014 1:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A man some say is the Steve Jobs of the music industry is being sued by a woman who 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.

Ted Cohen -- a music industry icon who has worked with the likes of Alice Cooper, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Van Halen and Prince and has been a leader in the digital revolution of music -- allegedly had an affair with Deborah Sass, who at the time was living in London.

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. 

Cohen was true to his word and filed for divorce.  He also bought a house for Sass in Hollywood and even got her a Mercedes-Benz.  

Sass claims Cohen had Sass run his company -- TAG Strategic, a digital entertainment consulting firm -- and 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.

You know how this ends.  Sass says in 2012, Cohen's divorce still was not final and they argued bitterly, splitting up in December of that year.  

She says she never got a real salary and he also is refusing to support her for the rest of her life.

She's suing for 50% of his income.

Sass tells TMZ .. "I am not looking for a handout, but for justice. I generated more than $1.4 million in revenues for TAG, and I have not been fairly compensated for my contributions."

We called Cohen ... so far no word back.

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16.

Common Sense    

I wonder when her work permit will expire?

46 days ago
17.

Jasmine30    

Classy real classy woman

46 days ago
18.

The Del Rubio Triplets    

She isn't even attractive enough to work at a massage parlor. Gross

46 days ago
19.

GothamGirl    

Good lord! If you are not married, you are legal strangers. Good luck with having a married boyfriend support you for the rest of your life. Not even wives are guaranteed that!!

46 days ago
20.

ms.b    

What do you expect when you are knowingly sleeping with an man who is cheating on his wife I hope you didn't expect him to tell you the truth. Karma is an b***h

46 days ago
21.

CCC    

She got a house and a mercedes and probably a lot of spending money. Then she complains that she worked without any pay. I am so sick these whores suing because they weren't paid enough by some creepy old coot who will eventually give her a million dollars to get rid of her. They are both disgusting human beings. These rich, horny old farts need to know that when their whores are on their backs, the meter is always running.

46 days ago
22.

Ally    

Karma is a bitch

46 days ago
23.

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL    

They both are sick f*cks...

46 days ago
24.

Dee    

Suing him for 50% of his net worth, based on what, his word to his mistress? This is one of the most absurd legal cases I have ever heard of.

I also found it funny that she said she was s running the company. I sincerely doubt she had the know-how to do this.

46 days ago
25.

Read    

She got the LA TREATMENT, in LA. Welcome to America sweetheart!

46 days ago
26.

Heather    

Business is business, personal life is your personal life. One, if you actually were stupid enough to think someone was “going to take care of you”, you deserve this! If you weren’t getting paid you quit and find another JOB!! I can’t stand money hungry, sue happy men and women. Take care of yourself and work hard, that simple.

46 days ago
27.

Kramer    

Bitches. Am I racist by the way of saying that, especially if I don't know her? Cause that's bitches for ya.

46 days ago
28.

trinicont    

get a job .....your pucci is not made of gold

46 days ago
29.

Sin D    

ATTENTION YOUNG LADIES : If ya gonna be a gold diggin loser....be prepared to LOSE ! Get a job girlie ! Equality? Welcome to reality sweets !

46 days ago
30.

jen    

No ring, no money

46 days ago
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