Billionaire Shari Redstone’s Son, 35, Deported From Israel for Flouting Quarantine to See Teen Lover
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You know how it is.
Her mother is the billionaire boss of the ViacomCBS media empire, who emerged from a chaotic family feud in the style of succession as the winner.
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You have spent your life crossing the globe on airplanes. You are 35 years old and with an 18-year-old Israeli model.
You don't think the normal rules apply to you.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Brandon Korff, son of Shari Redstone and grandson of Sumner Redstone, thought he could get away with violating Israel's lengthy quarantine regulations.
His urgent need to break health and safety policies amid a deadly global pandemic? Meet up with his beautiful young girlfriend Yael Shelbia, an 18-year-old Instagram star who has appeared in campaigns for Kim Kardashian's KKW beauty makeup line.
Without a doubt, Korff hadn't expected to be caught, and after being caught, it is unlikely that the sprout of one of America's best-known billionaire families would ever have thought he would be thrown out of favor.
But that is exactly the fate of Korff, who was expelled from Israel on Sunday evening after violating the provisions of an "exemption" that allowed him to visit and stay with his brother, the one in the Israeli army .
Korff immediately gave up his brother's company in favor of his girlfriend's more convincing charms.
A statement by the Israeli government says Korff "violated the isolation orders from the moment he entered the country and met his Israeli partner" and "stayed in the same apartment with her."
Korff, whose mother is the chair of ViacomCBS, was instructed to leave the country immediately.
The Times of Israel said the official statement did not identify Korff's partner, but Korff is known for being with Shelbia, a part-time model that also does military service.
Israel banned entry of non-citizens and non-residents in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Israel requires all people entering the country to be quarantined for two weeks after their arrival.
Unfortunately, the country's heads of state and government had every reason for Korff to get involved with him. The Israeli Ministry of Health came under fire last week after an Israeli billionaire businessman, Teddy Sagi, was granted an exemption from the isolation orders just to be seen at a party with Israeli celebrities.
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein made a statement late last week saying, “Nobody is above the guidelines, not even celebrities or that one percent. Nobody! The virus makes no distinction between celebrities and ordinary people. "
And apparently not the Israeli Population and Immigration Service either.
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