Hadley Gamble, the former CNBC Middle East anchor whose affair with NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell led to his ouster, attended the Cannes Film Festival as a guest of a Saudi royal, according to an online report.
Gamble was photographed at the premier of “Jeanne du Barry,” the French-language film in which Johnny Depp stars as King Louis XV.
The photo — taken by Showbiz411 reporter Roger Friedman — shows Gamble wearing a revealing mauve dress that nearly exposed part of her breast.
She also posted a photo on her Instagram account showing a ticket to the film premier on the French Riviera.
The Abu Dhabi-based anchor was seen alongside the marketing director for the Red Sea International Film Festival, which partially financed the Depp film, according to the news site.
Friedman approached the two women and reported that the marketing director’s “attractive friend introduced herself.”
“I’m Hadley Gamble,” she reportedly said to Friedman .
The marketing rep told Friedman that she and Gamble were guests of Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal.
Gamble — who recently parted ways with CNBC in a negotiated settlement with parent company Comcast after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against Shell — said she knew the 78-year-old royal because “I cover oil and gas,” Friedman reported.
The Post has sought comment from Gamble.
The 41-year-old journalist had an affair with Shell and also reportedly had a relationship with Tom Barrack, the wealthy private equity real estate investor and an advisor to former President Donald Trump.
Friedman observed that he “could see how Shell and Barrack enjoyed [Gamble’s] company.”
“I did try to ask Hadley about her Shell game, but wisely, she said, ‘I can’t talk about it’,” wrote Friedman, who described the former anchor as “very nice” and “pretty hot.”
The marketing director was not identified in the story, but a search on LinkedIn revealed that Samaher Mously is the organization’s digital marketing and communications chief for Red Sea International Film, which holds an annual movie festival in Saudi Arabia.
Mously told Friedman that Prince Turki Al-Faisal was “basically her boss,” according to the Showbiz411 journalist.
The Saudis under controversial ruler Mohammed bin Salman are flexing their financial muscle through their sovereign wealth fund and expanding into entertainment, sports, and other industries in an effort to make over their image.
Friedman, who expressed misgivings about the Saudis given that former Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was “ordered chopped up [by] Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” quoted Mously as saying: “You should come [to Saudi Arabia]. There’s a lot more than chopping up people.”
The Saudi ruler has denied involvement in the 2018 killing of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
This story originally appeared on NYPost