Short sellers — self-described financial detectives who make money when companies fail — were already worried about their success and safety. Then GameStop happened.
A principal reason for the hit to Melvin Capital’s monthly performance were the massive losses the firm suffered when small investors bid up the stock of GameStop.
The new Mets owner has portrayed himself as affable and accessible. A gender discrimination complaint filed by a former employee paints a far different picture.
As M.L.B. owners consider whether to approve Cohen as the new owner of the club, several complaints filed by women at his company loom as potential sticking points.
Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund mogul from Long Island, pulled out of a deal to buy the team in January but emerged victorious in a new bidding process this summer.