NJ Real Estate Agent Sued For Using House For Sex
Annnnddddd he got caught on camera too!!!! Big dummy!
A former president of the Passaic County Board of Realtors is accused in a lawsuit of steering potential buyers away from a couple’s vacant Wayne home so he could use it for “sexual escapades,” which were captured on hidden cameras. Richard and Sandra Weiner of Denville have filed suit in state Superior Court in Passaic County alleging breach of trust and fiduciary duties against Coldwell Banker of Madison and Wayne residents, and Coldwell agents, Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan. The Weiners are seeking compensatory damages for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, trespass of land and other civil counts.
“Defendants Coldwell and Lindsay were engaged by the Weiners to market and sell their home in Wayne, New Jersey. Instead, Lindsay and Phelan, through Lindsay’s illegal and dishonest acts, used the Weiners’ home as their play pad to have sexual relations in the Weiners’ bedroom, among other places in the home,” the suit states. The lawsuit alleges that along with making a duplicate key to the house, Lindsay “intentionally listed the house above market value to avoid Realtor traffic in the home while he and Phelan carried on their trysts.”
The suit filed Dec. 6 also states: “Worst yet, all of Lindsay and Phelan’s sexual escapades were recorded on security video cameras located in the Weiners’ home.” In an email Friday, Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., said: “Immediately after learning of the allegation of improper behavior at the property by two independent contractors in January 2012, we ceased our affiliation with the agents.”
“These agents have not listed or sold properties on our behalf since the allegation of misconduct at the home was first reported,” Maxwell’s statement added. “The alleged misconduct at the home does not in any way represent how we conduct business as a company, and certainly is not reflective of the quality, commitment and integrity of our management or the more than 3,200 sales professionals affiliated with our company. We hold affiliated agents to the highest ethical standards.”
The suit accuses Coldwell of violating the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors, which binds Realtors to adhere to the “Golden Rule” of doing business: “Realtors shall not deliberately mislead the owner as to the market value.” The code also states, “Realtors shall not use, or permit or enable others to use, listed or managed property on terms and conditions other than those authorized by the owner and seller,” according to the suit.
The Weiners began working with Lindsay and Coldwell in early 2010, the suit says, when Lindsay repeatedly told them the Wayne home would sell for $650,000. The couple contracted him to list it in December 2011. From Dec. 27, 2011, to Jan. 23, 2012, according to the suit, the security cameras captured Lindsay and Phelan making 10 additional visits to the home.
“All visits were for sexual encounters,” the suit states. “The last visit to the house by Lindsay and Phelan was on Jan. 23, 2012. Sandra Weiner happened to be checking the video cameras feed at the time and saw strange people in the house with what she thought were flashlights. The house was dark at the time. The Weiners called the local police, who then went to the house.”
“The police opened the door to the house and found Lindsay pulling up his pants,” the suit states. “Lindsay lied to police by telling them that he was there to prepare the house for an open house. … Instead, Lindsay and Phelan were at the house to have sex.”
People really ain’t isht, huh????? SMH.