Love that Daily News hard copy headline. And really, really, if this hadn’t been a lawsuit, I wouldn’t know what to think. Because this guy is really, really … well, here’s the sub-head of the Daily News piece:
A twisted tenant wandered the building lobby naked from the waist down, tossed knives at delivery people and demanded oral sex from a female staff member, a Manhattan lawsuit claims.
And here’s the awesome beginning of this awesome story:
He’s a high-rolling matchmaker who loves to make his neighbors miserable.
Repulsive renter Richard Easton and his defecating dog turned a posh West Village condo into a hellhole over the last five weeks, leaving terrified neighbors cowering in their homes, a lawsuit charged Tuesday.
Easton, who charges clients up to $100,000 for a love connection, wandered the building lobby naked from the waist down and demanded oral sex from a female employee, the suit charged.
Condo owner Elena Taranina said that was just the tip of the not-so-niceberg: Easton tossed knives at delivery people, ordered the staff to call him “Prince” — and let his dog poop all over the building roof.
“Easton’s activities are of such a nature that there is no telling when he might decide to verbally or physically attack someone, or to engage in vile or inappropriate conduct,” said Taranina in Manhattan Supreme Court documents.
Taranina is the owner of Apt. 2C in 166 Perry St., where the condos go for $3.5 million and up.
Neighbor Alexandra Danielson, 24, said she’s seen Easton wandering the lobby in his underwear and screaming at the doorman.
“I thought he must want to be like Charlie Sheen,” she said. “He’s crazy. We all hate him. We want him out.”
Wow. Although Easton rents the apartment − from whom, one wonders? − this sounds to me like a Pullman lawsuit. Who is Pullman? An infamous shareholder and resident, who became the poster child, a/k/a Dennis the Menace, for co-ops who sue to evict awful (lawful) residents.
Although Easton’s building is a condo, I’m sure it has a by-law or two that supports eviction for disruptive tenants and/or owners.
Anyhow, you’ll want to read the entire story, here: Luxe West Village condos plagued by tenant’s ‘violent outbursts and inappropriate behavior’: suit – NY Daily News, especially to learn what Easton, who “had a guest shot on ‘The Real Housewives of New York,” says about this situation.