Prudes on the left and freaks on the right, we’re all gonna have some naughty time tonight! It sucks when the people around you fail to understand the meaning of “personal space” but one Long Island student expects her roommate to come off $150K for ruining her college experience.
A Long Island woman claims she was forced to live with a college roommate who turned their dorm room into a sex playground.
Lindsay Blankmeyer, 22, says her randy roomie tormented her by holding lovemaking sessions right in front of her — and refused all her pleas to tone down the lurid activity, according to a new lawsuit.
“[The roommate] would have sex with her boyfriend while Lindsay was trying to sleep just a few feet away,’’ court papers allege.
“[She] would also engage in sexually inappropriate video chatting when Lindsay was in the room.”
Blankmeyer says she complained to officials at Stonehill College, a Roman Catholic liberal-arts school in Easton, Mass., but they refused to let her change rooms.
Blankmeyer’s uninhibited roommate “was having online and actual sex right in front of her,” the $150,000 discrimination and fair-housing suit filed in Boston federal court claims.
The roomie, identified in court documents as Laura Sidla, brashly broke Stonehill’s rules against cohabitation, the suit says.
Blankmeyer, who is from Centerport, LI, started her freshman year at Stonehill in 2007.
Sidla — a vivacious, popular honors student and nonprofit worker from Rhode Island — was assigned as her roommate in 2011, their senior year.
“Lindsay quickly had problems with her new roommate,” the suit states. Sidla routinely ignored Blankmeyer’s requests to give her a heads-up if she planned to have her boyfriend or other guests spend the night.
Sidla stayed up late with the lights on, Skyped with her boyfriend at all hours and helped herself to Blankmeyer’s belongings — even using her meal-plan money for herself and her boyfriend, the papers claim.
In February 2011, Blankmeyer asked her resident adviser to intervene and spelled out Sidla’s “inconsiderate and disrespectful” behavior in a memo that was included in court documents.
“I am always looking to myself and constantly agonizing over what I could be doing wrong,” Blankmeyer wrote. “I am not sure what I can do anymore.”
The two were living in a “toxic environment” that was “emotionally taxing” to Blankmeyer, who had a pre-existing “depression” and was nearly driven to suicide by the activity, the suit claims.
School officials refused to make Sidla move and wouldn’t give Blankmeyer an acceptable private room, the suit claims. Instead, they said she could move into a study lounge or to a room in a dorm known for its hard-partying atmosphere.
A Stonehill spokeswoman yesterday said Blankmeyer never complained to them about her roommate’s sexual activity and insisted the school had responded “swiftly and professionally” to her housing complaints.
Blankmeyer’s parents declined comment on her behalf at their Centerport home yesterday.
Sidla did not respond to messages.
Should Sidla have to pay up? Or is Blankmeyer just being a wet blanket? Whose bright idea was it to stick the nympho with the depressed sexually repressed chick anyway?