Morning Headlines: Suit Claims Society Hill Condo Used in Sex-for-Rent Affair
So here’s a bizarre story to start off your Friday morning. According to Morgan Zalot of the Daily News, a “high-powered Brooklyn real-estate mogul” named Stuart Venner drew up a 40-year lease for his mistress to live in a Society Hill condo near 5th and Pine Street, probably not an uncommon story.
However, it’s way more complicated than a simple woman-on-the-side type affair:
But this wasn’t just any lease, the suit claims: The agreement allegedly allowed defendant Panadda Pratomtang to rent the property for $1 a month until 2053 “in return for her providing prostitution services to Board Member, [Stuart] Venner.”
To top it off, Venner named his wife, Grace Chang Venner, as the manager of a real-estate business called “421 Pine LLC.” Yes, that’s the address of the house and yes, that’s pretty much how Venner got caught in the act.
Venner told the Daily News that the allegations were “ridiculous … I don’t know anything about this.” The suit seeks the lease agreement to be terminated, attorney’s fees and punitive damages for Grace Chang Venner.
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